Destinations Worth a Second Look

Deciding on Places to Visit in the Coming Year

’Tis the season for reflection. Here are some destinations worth considering in the coming year—along with some different ways to contemplate them.

The tombstone of William Lee, who served in the Revolutionary War, and died in September 1776 at the age of 23. Ridgefield, Conn. cemetery. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The tombstone of William Lee, who served in the Revolutionary War, and died in September 1776 at the age of 23. Ridgefield, Conn. cemetery.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

United States: Where We Should All Be on July 4th

Graveyard tourism of the most important sort

 

When world events seem so alarming, should you just stay home? Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

When world events seem so alarming, should you just stay home? Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Adventuring: Watch with a Tourist’s Eyes

Paying attention to the small but major details

 

View of the piazzetta from the Loggia dei Cavalli in San Marco Basilica, Venice. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

View of the piazzetta from the Loggia dei Cavalli in San Marco Basilica, Venice. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Italy: Venice in Winter

Will romance be on ice in February?

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The Brandenburg Gate in chocolate at Fassbender & Rausch in Berlin Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The Brandenburg Gate in chocolate at Fassbender & Rausch in Berlin
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Germany: Light, Metal, Berlin

Living statues near the Brandenburg Gate

 

The water in Belize can be misleading; the rainy season is not so calm. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The water in Belize can be misleading; the rainy season is not so calm.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The Wrong Way to Belize

Life off the grid can be dark

The reasons for travel aren't always as they seem.

The reasons for travel aren’t always as they seem.

The Wild Backstory

Reading for rugged adventurers

 

First sighting of Mont Saint-Michele. Photo credit: V. Laino

First sighting of Mont Saint-Michele.
Photo credit: V. Laino

The Ups and Downs of Mont Saint-Michel

More than 1,000 years in the mist

 

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Some travelers might be surprised to learn that Europeans were in the future United States well before the Pilgrims reached what would become Massachusetts.

Some travelers might be surprised to learn that Europeans were in the future United States well before the Pilgrims reached what would become Massachusetts.

The First Thanksgiving Was in Florida

Settlements long before Plymouth Rock

 

Scallop markers point the way on the Walk of Saint James.

Scallop markers point the way on the Walk of Saint James.

Spain: Tempted to Walk the Path of Saint James

Contemplating a journey to Santiago de Compostela

 

Trevi Fountain, Rome

When at the Trevi Fountain, do as Anita Ekberg did? Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Street Art, Rome

Fizzy and pink on Via Assisi

 

—Lori Tripoli

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