July 30, 2014

Somewhere Beyond Time: Jan Morris’s Wales in National Geographic Traveler

Jan Morris has been my mentor and a muse. When National Geographic Traveler asked me to travel to Wales… [more]

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Amazon cruising: A Ride in the Wild

I always thought if I ever floated down the Amazon it'd be in a dugout canoe on a shoestring adventure.… [more]

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Jane Goodall interview

In 2007 I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Jane Goodall. Excerpts from that interview have appeared… [more]

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Southern Ireland with Dervla Murphy

"Trying to interview Dervla Murphy is like trying to open an oyster … with a wet bus ticket." That… [more]

Southern Ireland with Dervla Murphy Southern Ireland with Dervla Murphy

Guatemala: A Journey Through the Land of the Maya

Guatemala: A Journey Through the Land of the Maya is a photo collection of images by Kraig Lieb with… [more]

Guatemala: A Journey Through the Land of the Maya Guatemala: A Journey Through the Land of the Maya

Mongolia’s Nadaam Games, Washington Post

When President Nixon visited China in 1972, he said that it takes a great people to build a Great Wall.… [more]

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Somewhere Beyond Time: Jan Morris’s Wales in National Geographic Traveler

Jan Morris has been my mentor and a muse. When National Geographic Traveler asked me to travel to Wales to interview her and write about her corner of her beloved homeland, I leapt at the chance. I planned to meet Jan on my first day in Wales and have her set my itinerary, but she […]

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Amazon cruising: A Ride in the Wild

“Oh my God – it’s a black caiman,” he exclaims. “These are endangered – look at this!” Victor places one arm under the neck of the scaly creature, best described as a small alligator with teeth that could do some serious damage. “Want to hold it?” he asks. “Just put your hand under his neck and you’ll be fine.”

With Jane Goodall in San Rafael at the Bioneers conference in 2010.

Jane Goodall interview

From a very early age, Jane Goodall showed a keen interest in observing animals. One day, when she was four, she spent hours crouching in a henhouse trying to see how a hen laid an egg. By the time she was eight, Goodall says she’d decided she wanted to go to Africa someday and live among wild animals.

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Southern Ireland with Dervla Murphy

Dervla lovingly shows us some her vast collection of books, including volumes that had belonged to her grandfather. Then she picks up a greeting card someone sent her with the words: “Beer is proof that God loves us… and wants us to be happy.”

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Guatemala: A Journey Through the Land of the Maya

Guatemala: A Journey Through the Land of the Maya is a photo collection of images by Kraig Lieb with text by Michael Shapiro. A few of the photos were taken by Shapiro, including the image of the young Mayan women carrying the anda (a platform used for parading saints through the street) shown on the […]