“I went to cut the tree, oak wood it was, in the steam I let it sleep, soaked in water, bathed in the moonlight it waited, before becoming human. I went at dawn to retrieve it: I began to carve his visage, his body, his...

By Marcus Woolf If you’re heading out for a ski or snowboard vacation – and you live at a low elevation – there’s a chance your trip could become one big headache – literally. Altitude illness strikes untold numbers of skiers and snowboarders, and it typically occurs...

Need Travel Vaccinations? Check Out These Helpful Tips: For a trip to Namibia in Africa, we recently got vaccinations for Hepatitas A, Hepatitas B and Typhoid, as well as prescriptions for pills to protect against malaria. When we first started doing vaccination research, we discovered the...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="236"] Temple of the Inscriptions[/caption] Set deep in the jungle of Chiapas, Mexico, Palenque is one of the most impressive Mayan ruins, with temples dating back to 100 BC. I was 15 years old when I first felt the rush of discovering an ancient...