Travel Essays

At a Thai food market with a railroad track through its heart, you've got to be quick when the train whistle blows.
Essay: Cutting it close at the airport (Post, August 6, 2010; 10:13 AM)
A Village, or a Zoo?: I Wanted to See Thailand's Long-Necked Women. Some Would Say That Makes Me Part of the Problem. (Post, August 23, 2009)
African Roots Still Run Deep For Blacks on Mexican Coast (Post, June 28, 2009)
Mother Russia, Uncle Yakov: Getting to Know the Red Sheep of the Family (Post, June 14, 2009)
On My Mexican Beach Trip, Flu Was a No-Show (Post, May 24, 2009)
THE INSIDER | Dispatches from behind the scenes of the travel industry: He Runs a Dream Hotel. How Did He Manage That? (Post, December 14, 2008)
Captain, Please Pass the Salt (Post, October 5, 2008)
Go Green, One Towel at a Time (Post, September 14, 2008)
The Misworn Money Belt: Or, What Not to Do on Your Summer Vacation (Post, April 15, 2007)
ESSAY: In Tokyo, Much Ado For a 'Do (Post, October 8, 2006)
A Different Face of Iran: Despite the Politics, an American Finds Hope in a Forbidden Land (Post, September 3, 2006)
Lust in Translation: In a Chinese hotel room, he picked up the phone -- and somehow they connected. (Post, April 9, 2006)
One Cruiser's Real Fire Drill (Post, April 2, 2006)
ESSAY: Take My Room, Please (Post, December 18, 2005)
ESSAY: Alone in India -- But Not for Long (Post, November 20, 2005)
An Icon Imperiled: Too Much to Love in New Orleans, Too Much to Lose (Post, September 4, 2005)
London, Going Forward: After two separate bombing incidents shook London, visitors are approaching the city cautiously. Weeks later, travelers are finding increased security, frayed nerves -- and a city slowly moving on. (Post, August 7, 2005)
Does This Guy Look Like a Model to You?: In Buenos Aires, an American finds that his look is more naive than exotic. (Post, March 6, 2005)
New Year's Revolution: Hooray for you! You made your resolutions. Now, here are some fun ways to break them. (Post, January 2, 2005)
I'll Be CNN You . . .: In All the Unfamiliar Places (Post, December 26, 2004)
ESSAY: 'Amazing Race': It's Travelicious (Post, July 4, 2004)
Look, Kids, a Giant Hairball (By Dave Barry, June 20, 2004)
Essay: Pick Up That Bag, Ya Big Lug (Post, February 15, 2004)
ESSAY: The Caribbean, By a Nose (Post, October 19, 2003)

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