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Some mountains are so imposing, so mighty, that those who live in their shadow feel compelled to set their stories and legends on their...

Tusheti: Georgia's Mountain Kingdom

“Wherever we had been in Russia, in Moscow, in the Ukraine, in Stalingrad, the magical name of Georgia came up constantly. People who had...

Misty History: Hiking the Wild Side Trail

Rising up out of the cold Pacific waters that face the small surf town of Tofino is Flores Island. While the ancient trees that blanket...

Desert Ghosts: Abandoned Mining Towns

Deep in the dry Sierra mountains north of Guanajuato is the village of Real de Catorce. The origin of the town’s name, Royal Fourteen,...