Juanes are tasty Peruvian fare with a dual heritage. This traditional rice-and-protein combo anchors family feasts on June 24, an important religious holiday that celebrates the life of San Juan Batista, or St. John the Baptist. And because portions are precooked and individually wrapped in Maranta or banana leaves, they are easily transported on fishing […]
The Amazon River basin is a tropical wilderness that is pretty much unchanged from when European explorers discovered it nearly 500 years ago. Read the rest of my story about our thrilling river cruise as published in the Journal & Topics Newspapers.
To catch a piranha, you need to find murky water. The Yanallpa Creek in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in Peru will do just fine. The location is deep within the tropical rainforest and surrounded by thick tangles of vegetation. It’s about an hour by skiff from where the Marañon and Ucayali rivers merge to form […]
Christmas is a magical time everywhere, but especially so in Europe’s grand cities and medieval villages. Gaily lit, open-air holiday markets pop up in public squares to extol tidings of joy and visions of delight. It’s a centuries-old tradition sure to enchant visitors of all ages. What better way to immerse ourselves in the spirit […]