Here’s a photo from my 35 mm film archives. In February 1995 I traveled to India to visit a friend who was studying in the ancient holy city of Varanasi (also known as Benares). One day at dawn we took a boat out on the Ganges River to watch the sunrise. The city and the [...]
Baseball may be America’s Pastime, but it’s just as much a part of the culture in Cuba, where it’s essentially the national sport. Loyal fans follow the National Series, which runs from November to April and involves 16 teams from Havana and each of the provinces. In Havana’s Parque Central, baseball enthusiasts debate the game with [...]
It takes a load of courage to move from the bright lights of a major city to a tiny cabin that’s completely off the public utilities grid and can only be reached by boat or seaplane. Now imagine sharing that space with two other people, a cat and two dogs. Sound crazy? On the face of it, perhaps, but not if you’re a family with a vision, like the Gabriels of Sakinaw Lake Lodge.
Of all the castles I saw during my 2010 trip to Scotland, one of the most evocative was Kilchurn Castle in Argyll. Part of that was due to the castle itself, a picturesque 15th-century ruin situated on a marshy tongue of land jutting into Loch Awe. Part of it was due to the weather, a [...]
I never knew my mother’s mother, who died in 1969 in her mid-forties, but I’ve been hearing stories about her all my life. She grew up in Bergen, on Norway’s west coast, and fled to Sweden during the Nazi occupation by riding a tandem bicycle through the woods together with a friend. She met my [...]
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Crossing Time Zones shares travel-related stories, photos, news, and reviews by Annika Hipple, a freelance writer, photographer, and tour leader based in Seattle, Washington. A dual citizen of the United States and Sweden, Annika is a lifelong traveler with particular interests in adventure travel, ecotourism, and sustainable travel.
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