Archive for April, 2016

Yaxchilan

Yaxchilan
Kindly contributed by John Harrison, author of several travel books including his most recent historical travel narrative 1519, A Journey to the End of Time. Harrison spent four months on the trail of destruction left by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes, walking the Mexican coast, cross-country to Mexico City and to sites in Guatemala. As he
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Migrations: Wildlife in Motion

Migrations: Wildlife in Motion
Behind every photograph in Art Wolfe‘s now-classic collection Migrations: Wildlife in Motion are the primordial stirrings that prompt animals to travel incredible distances. Revised, updated and back in print, the coffee table book portrays large animal populations in motion around the globe. Wolfe catches gaggles of geese, herds of cattle, parcels of penguins and flamboyances
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Films from National Geographic

Films from National Geographic
You know we recommend what books to read before you travel, but we can also tell you what movies to watch! Browse our wide selection of place-based films, including these fascinating documentaries from National Geographic. Some favorites are featured below, but you can see an even wider selection here. Happy viewing! Darwin’s Secret Notebooks. Against a stunning backdrop
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Why the Dutch are Different

Why the Dutch are Different
What makes one culture stand out from another can be as deeply rooted as a tulip bulb and as subtle as that flower’s scent. To discover just what makes the Dutch different from their fellow Europeans, Ben Coates—a British transplant who found himself stranded on a layover in Amsterdam, and stayed—traveled the Netherlands, participating in
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