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An avid reader plots a germ-free escape from coronavirus news.
Stranded in heaven or in Hell, travelers, nomads and expats wait out the crisis in foreign lands.
The coronavirus has hurt hotels and left some visitors, Casablanca-style, stranded.
What’s so difficult to explain to folks back home is how the virus seems to have brought people together, in the face of a remote, but worldwide, threat.
Staying home won’t shelter us from acts of God, terrorists or infectious disease.
Open-air markets in neighborhoods all over the city are a foodie’s paradise.
For foodies, the weekly markets of Basque Country provide a window on a rich cuisine traditionally produced at home or on fishing boats.
During harvest time in Basque markets, the pepper roaster and his Rube Goldberg contraption play a key role in the food chain.
After the day-trippers leave, one can almost hear the echo of centuries past. What varies in each place are the modern amenities.
Far less touristy than the more oft-visited San Sebastián, Bilbao offers fine art, exquisite cuisine and a gracious pace.
Strict rules confine the production of this worldwide favorite to a small region in France, where the cows live a pampered life.
Long known for its music festivals and 17th-century citadel, this cultural center in northeast France is also an urban forager’s delight.