I race through Times Square with half a chive cream cheese bagel in my purse, the other half in my mouth. Sixty degrees and humid, it’s the wrong day to be wearing a down jacket, but I can’t take it off: I have four full bags of clothing slung over my shoulders and one more in my hand. The gray sky cackles then breaks open in rain just as the handles of one of the paper bags tears through. Rip! Broadway splayed in a panoply of silk shirts … to continue reading, click here.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina: a city so photogenic, sometimes it feels as though it’s posing. While you could pack up your SLR with plans only to wander around town and snap shots at random, there are certain locales that will help you capture the Paris of South America at her best angle. Even if you’re not a photographer, these recommendations highlight some of the city’s key cultural elements. Here are some of my favorites:
“Sexy woman, huh? Check out those curves!” the tour guide remarked emphatically. We stood side by side and my eyes followed where his finger pointed. I craned my neck to check out the megalith stone structure towering before me. Confusion. There was no language barrier; he had spoken in English.
“What?” I asked with a furrowed brow and a laugh.
Yodels that echo across Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland do not come just from Alpine farmers. Gaze skyward, and you’ll spot screaming thrill seekers as they tumble out of airplanes, leap out of gondolas, and swing through narrow, rocky ravines. Adrenaline junkies worldwide venture to the small, unassuming Interlaken, Switzerland not only for calendar-quality shots of the Alps but also for extreme sports. Here, you’ll bungee jump, skydive, canyon swing, hang glide, and hydro-speed. If the action requires a parachute and ends in the suffix -ing, you’re guaranteed to find it here.
In Argentina, there are tall seven-color mountains beside profound rusty dirt canyons; dark seas lapping against glowing glaciers; and lagoons populated by pink flamingos in the middle of arid deserts. Stunning contrasts converge in the wild as if they were designed for the eye’s enjoyment … to read more, click here.