At the Edge of the Earth at Cape Horn

Few places are as lonely as Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America. This isolated headland on Hornos Island marks the northern edge of the Drake Passage, a treacherous body of water that was the bane of many a ship before the construction of the Panama Canal. “Rounding the Horn” meant battling strong Read More …

Bandits, Soldiers, and Señoritas with Flowers: Spain’s Ronda Romantica Festival

I decided to visit the hilltop town of Ronda, Spain, because I’d heard it was one of the most beautiful of Andalucí­a’s pueblos blancos, or white towns, and because it was fairly easy to access en route from Córdoba to Granada. But my choice turned out to be serendipitous in a way I hadn’t anticipated: My Read More …