Traveler Destination Scorecard

A panel of travel experts from the National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations recently measured the worlds’ most iconic and celebrated travel destinations on how well they have weathered the pressures of mass tourism. 437 well-traveled experts rated 133 world travel sites on their ability to retain a sense of place, remaining relatively unspoiled … Continue reading Traveler Destination Scorecard

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The Caravaggio in the Kitchen

I once thought to build a new house. Plans were drawn up and submitted by the designer with details of a kitchen with windows that overlooked a ravine.  The designer self-assuredly waited for my approval of the plans and was taken aback when I wanted to replace a set of windows in the kitchen with … Continue reading The Caravaggio in the Kitchen