In a dark, dank warehouse in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia, Bill Martin picks up a bucket of brown pellets and slings them into a long concrete tank. An industrial park in Appalachia may seem an odd place to grow a few million natives of the Nile. Tilapia pens in Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines, are choked by an algal bloom they helped create.
Workers harvest channel catfish at an America’s Catch catfish farm in Itta Bena, Mississippi (left).
Workers harvest channel catfish at an America’s Catch catfish farm in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
A diver nets a ten-pound cobia for sampling before harvest in one of Open Blue’s dozen offshore pens. Eight miles off the coast of Panama, Brian O’Hanlon is going in the exact opposite direction.
Gustavo Valdez of Pesquera Delly seafoods inspects shrimp grown in the Gulf of California, three miles off Guaymas. Whether you’re raising fish in an offshore cage or in a filtered tank on land, you still have to feed them. Different sources of animal protein in our diet place different demands on natural resources. In their defense, fish farmers have been getting more efficient, farming omnivorous fish like tilapia and using feeds that contain soybeans and other grains; salmon feed these days is typically no more than 10 percent fish meal.
At dawn on China’s Fujian coast, seaweed farmers head out to tend their aquatic fields. Figuring out what to feed farmed fish may ultimately be more important for the planet than the question of where to farm them. With demand rising and many marine fish stocks already overfished, nearly half of all seafood now comes from aquaculture, which has grown at a double-digit clip for decades. A few hundred miles north, in the clear, frigid waters off Casco Bay, two Maine watermen, Paul Dobbins and Tollef Olson, have stepped down the food chain even farther. The magazine thanks The Rockefeller Foundation and members of the National Geographic Society for their generous support of this series of articles.
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Travel southeast to begin your family adventure in the canyon country of the desert Southwest. Get up with the sun and watch as it spotlights mesas and mountaintops on our journey out of the Grand Canyon. Spend the day exploring Bryce Canyon’s famous hoodoos—whimsical rock formations shaded red, orange, and yellow, which have been eroded into surreal spires. We leave the multicolored sculptures of Bryce and head to Kolob Canyon, a lesser known area of Zion National Park, hike up the short Timber Creek Overlook Trail and peer into the red sandstone expanse.
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Redemption in the Rain ForestHow does a nation overcome the gut-wrenching stigma of a genocide, now two decades past, and proclaim to the world that it is a safe and surprising place to visit? A New View From the Top“Wildly and unreasonably happy.” That’s how author Nevil Shute’s heroine felt as she arrived in Darwin in his postwar classic, A Town Like Alice.
Where Old Ways Still RuleGreeks and Goths, Romans and Normans, Byzantines and Venetians: All put their feet, and flags, in the heel of Italy’s boot. For Whom the Bells TollThe election of the first Jesuit pope has piqued interest in Jesuit history, and there are few better places to explore it than Argentina, homeland of Pope Francis I.
Eyeing the Tigers in RajasthanOn the bumpy road to Ranthambore National Park, warden Balendu Singh says, “It takes some luck to see a tiger.”Not long after, he stops on the verge of a dusty trail inside the 151-square-mile reserve.
Defying Middle East StereotypesOne of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, Arbil will make you forget everything you’ve heard about Iraq.
The family also raises fish in the pond and, in the dry season, rice fertilized by fish waste—a polyculture that has tripled output with little environmental downside. The overstocked lake produces large numbers of farmed fish, but excess nutrients trigger blooms that use up oxygen—and kill fish. During the 1980s vast swaths of tropical mangroves were bulldozed to build farms that now produce a sizable portion of the world’s shrimp. The modern salmon industry, which over the past three decades has plunked densely packed net pens full of Atlantic salmon into pristine fjords from Norway to Patagonia, has been plagued by parasites, pollution, and disease. For tilapia farmer Bill Martin, the solution is simple: raise fish in tanks on land, not in pens in a lake or the sea. To keep his fish alive, he needs a water-treatment system big enough for a small town; the electricity to power it comes from coal.
Able to hold hundreds of thousands of fish, but less densely stocked and better flushed than nearshore salmon pens, they produce little pollution.
On a calm day in May the 34-year-old president of Open Blue and I are lying at the bottom of a massive, diamond-shaped fish cage, 60 feet beneath the cobalt blue surface of the Caribbean, watching 40,000 cobia do a slow, hypnotic pirouette above us.
In the early 1990s the collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery and the import tariffs imposed on Norwegian salmon bankrupted the family business. He has some 200 employees, a big hatchery onshore, and a fleet of bright orange vessels to service a dozen of the giant cages, which can hold more than a million cobia. Public concerns over pollution and fierce opposition from commercial fishermen have made coastal states leery of any fish farms.
The rapid growth rate that makes cobia a good farm animal is fueled in the wild by a diet of smaller fish or crustaceans, which provide the perfect blend of nutrients—including the omega-3 fatty acids that cardiologists love.
It now gobbles up nearly 70 percent of the global fish meal supply and almost 90 percent of the world’s fish oil.
The amount of forage fish used per pound of output has fallen by roughly 80 percent from what it was 15 years ago.
In the sea they’re made by algae, then passed up the food chain, accumulating in higher concentrations along the way. Such farms help China grow 12 million tons of food a year with no soil or fresh water and no fertilizer except runoff from the land. More than a thousand years ago, during the Tang dynasty, Chinese farmers developed an intricate polyculture of carp, pigs, ducks, and vegetables on their small family farms, using the manure from ducks and pigs to fertilize the pond algae grazed by the carp.
He feeds only one species—a sleek, hardy native of the North Pacific known as sablefish or black cod.
Raso is an oyster farmer, one of the new generation of shellfish growers who’ve been blessed by virtually everyone, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program to the new Aquaculture Stewardship Council, which recently published its first standards for shellfish. Each issue of National Geographic Traveler features superb photography, lively stories and features and a wide range of practical travel advice.
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Then continue through the red rock landscape of Angel Canyon toward the Best Friends Animal Society’s Sanctuary, where we’ll explore a portion of the 3,700 acres devoted to the care and welfare of homeless animals waiting for adoption.
A wonderland of sandstone slot canyons, lush hanging gardens, and cascading waterfalls is waiting to be explored.
Stop for a family photo at Fairyland Point before walking along the Rim Trail overlooking Bryce Amphitheater, painted all shades of pink, red, orange, and brown.
After soaking our final views of red rock country and one last picnic lunch, we travel to St. Choose hiking options ranging from easy walks of one to two miles to moderate or strenuous hikes of four miles or more, depending on your preference. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today. For Rwanda, one strategy is to highlight a tract of unspoiled mountain rain forest rife with chimpanzees and a dozen other primates plus hundreds of species of birds—namely, Nyungwe National Park, in the southwestern corner of the country.Nyungwe, which became a national park in 2005, exemplifies the farsightedness of a government that is channeling aid money toward preserving the best of Rwanda’s natural beauty, while bringing in tourist dollars that benefit surrounding communities.
Visit Louisiana’s filigreed, fleur-de-lis city twice or 20 times, and the scent will be as unchanging as the air is unmoving: a humid mix of confederate jasmine and fried shrimp, diesel fuel and desire.
There, the region of Puglia stretches a strategic 250 miles along the Adriatic Sea (and 95 miles on the Ionian), making it a key connection between Italy and Europe’s east.Today’s conquerors?
Though the former Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Buenos Aires, the city of Cordoba, 435 miles to the northwest, contains one of the world’s richest depositories of Jesuit lore and architecture.Once the largest Spanish city in Argentina, Cordoba still rings with the tolling from more than 80 bell towers and churches. In this ten-island archipelago, strong Atlantic winds carry songs filled with sodade, a bittersweet longing at the core of Cabo Verdean culture. Ensconced in tall grass, a male tiger, T-25, lollygags on his back in the sun, as playful as a house cat. The political capital of Kurdistan in northern Iraq is largely a world apart from the strife to its south. Martin, president of Blue Ridge Aquaculture, one of the world’s largest indoor fish farms, smiles at the feeding frenzy. But with that country’s aquacultural output now at 42 million tons a year, fish pens line many rivers, lakes, and seashores. The fish are vegetarians: their feed is made from soy, corn, rice, wheat, and cottonseed meal, with no antibiotics. They have less impact than a conventional shrimp farm, but they require Mexican government subsidies. Cobia farmers such as O’Hanlon feed their fish pellets containing up to 25 percent fish meal and 5 percent fish oil, with the remainder mostly grain-based nutrients. So hot is the market that many countries are sending ships to Antarctica to harvest more than 200,000 tons a year of tiny krill—a major food source for penguins, seals, and whales.

It could fall a lot further, says Rick Barrows, who has been developing fish feeds at his U.S.
Some feed companies are already extracting omega-3s directly from algae—the process used to make omega-3 for eggs and orange juice.
Oceans cover 71 percent of Earth yet provide less than 2 percent of our food—for now. Though pollution from coastal salmon farms gave the whole industry a black eye, he says, these days even salmon farms are producing 10 to 15 times the fish they did in the 1980s and 1990s with a fraction of the pollution.
Carp were later added to flooded paddies, where the omnivorous fish gobbled up insect pests and weeds and fertilized the rice before becoming food themselves. Slightly down current from their pens he has placed hanging baskets full of native cockles, oysters, and scallops as well as mussels that feed on the fine organic excretions of the fish. China, the world leader, imports additional fish to make fish oil, fish food, and other products. They started with 3,000 linear feet of kelp line and last year farmed 30,000, harvesting three species that can grow up to five inches a day, even in winter.
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Walk along the canyon rim to our historic lodge perched amid the alpine forests of the North Rim. Meanwhile, adults can choose from a variety of hikes for all levels, and learn about the park’s unique ecosystems and vegetation.
Leaving our furry friends to frolic in their protected environment, we hop back in the shuttle and head toward Zion National Park.
Our expert will discuss the geological events that have shaped this land for over 200 million years. This afternoon, kids head off on a scavenger hunt with the kids coordinator to look for lizards, chipmunks, prairie dogs, hawks, and other canyon wildlife. An example is the USAID-funded Nyungwe Nziza (Beautiful Nyungwe) project, which recently built a canopy walkway above a forested canyon—a thrilling perspective on the park and its residents.Chimps are the star attraction in Nyungwe, though they’re not as readily watchable as the famed “in the mist” mountain gorillas farther north in Virunga National Park.
The handful of cruise lines, maybe, that recently have added Puglia’s capital of Bari, once dismissed as a den of drug dealers and pickpockets, to glamorous itineraries alongside Venice and Corfu. UNESCO named the city’s historic core a World Heritage site based on its sheer density of mostly 17th-century Jesuit structures, including Argentina’s oldest university. Melancholy marks the morna ballads that speak of islanders who left, many with whaling ships that took an entire generation across the ocean. Visitors bypass Baghdad, arriving into Arbil’s new airport via flights from Vienna, Amman, and Istanbul.
Like many before and after him, the Austro-Hungarian archduke misread the region and underestimated its people.
In 2012 its global output, from silvery salmon to homely sea cucumbers only a Chinese cook could love, reached more than 70 million tons—exceeding beef production clearly for the first time and amounting to nearly half of all fish and shellfish consumed on Earth. To keep fish alive in densely stocked pens, some Asian farmers resort to antibiotics and pesticides that are banned for use in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Farmers stock their ponds with fast-growing breeds of carp and tilapia and use concentrated fish feed to maximize their growth.
To replace the lost water, he pumps half a million gallons a day from an underground aquifer.
Unlike Martin’s tilapia or even the salmon in a commercial pen, these eight-pound youngsters have plenty of room.
Not only are his cages stocked at a fraction of the density of the typical salmon farm, but also, sitting in deep water, they’re constantly being flushed by the current and the waves. It takes roughly a pound of feed to produce a pound of farmed fish; it takes almost two pounds of feed to produce a pound of chicken, about three for a pound of pork, and about seven for a pound of beef. The meal and oil come from forage fish like sardines and anchovies, which school in huge shoals off the Pacific coast of South America.
Though much of the krill ends up in pharmaceuticals and other products, to critics of aquaculture the idea of vacuuming up the bottom of the food chain in order to churn out slabs of relatively cheap protein sounds like ecological insanity. That has the added benefit of reducing the DDT, PCBs, and dioxins that can also accumulate in farmed fish.
In a remote corner of Vancouver Island he’s trying something new and even less damaging. Such carp-paddy polyculture became a mainstay of China’s traditional fish-and-rice diet, sustaining millions of Chinese for centuries. Next to the baskets he grows long lines of sugar kelp, used in soups and sushi and also to produce bioethanol; these aquatic plants filter the water even further, converting nearly all the remaining nitrates and phosphorus to plant tissue. Their company, Ocean Approved, sells kelp as fresh-frozen, highly nutritious salad greens, slaw, and pasta to restaurants, schools, and hospitals along the Maine coast. This means that you can not only transfer waypoints and routes to and from your handheld device, but also detailed maps, down to the 1:24,000 scale. Return to our lodge this evening, and get your camera ready to capture nature’s dazzling palette at sunset from the stone balcony overlooking the canyon. Explore the Narrows of the Virgin River, and climb to Scout Lookout for a panoramic view of Zion’s stunning rock sculptures.
Meanwhile, adults can relax at the National Historic Landmark stone-and-timber lodge, go on a hike, or drive to Rainbow Point for panoramic views. Or the Italians who come from the north, packing Puglia’s beach-lined Salento peninsula each July and August.But few visit Puglia beyond its most famous seaside towns, fewer still outside of the warm months. On the other hand, many of those grand church buildings were built by African and indigenous slaves, a point of history long obscured by Argentina’s historians. So with the songs of the rainha dos pes descalcos, or “barefoot diva” (Evora graced many a world stage shoeless), Cabo Verde came into the spotlight.It still feels like an uncharted hideaway, where tourism is nascent and blissfully small scale. Booming with oil money, Arbil—known as Hawler to Kurds—has even earned the designation Capital for Arab Tourism for 2014.A citadel, the basic structure of which is at least 6,000 years old, looms at the city’s historic center, surrounded by renovated Ottoman palaces and labyrinthine bazaars selling everything from traditional carpets to kitchen supplies. The gunshots fired a century ago—on June 28, 1914—in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina took his life and lit the fuse for World War I.The world irrevocably changed that day. Population growth, income growth, and seafood’s heart-healthy reputation are expected to drive up demand by 35 percent or more in just the next 20 years.
You compare that with a 100 percent controlled environment, possibly as close to zero impact on the oceans as we can get.
Martin’s goals are to recirculate 99 percent of the water and to produce his own low-carbon electricity by capturing methane from the waste. These forage fisheries are among the largest in the world but are prone to spectacular collapses.
An even quicker fix, Stanford’s Rosamond Naylor says, would be to genetically modify canola oil to produce high levels of omega-3s. And besides producing a healthy product low in fat and high in omega-3s, shellfish farms clean the water of excess nutrients.
Delegations from China, Japan, and South Korea have visited the farm—the seaweed industry is a five-billion-dollar business in East Asia.
This is a first for the National Geographic products, and provides the most detailed maps on a handheld device that are available to the general public. This evening, explore the western town of Springdale with your family, located just outside the Zion National Park boundaries. And no concept of money,” says Robert Mills, spokesman for the Larrakia people, on his walks around Lameroo Beach.More than 50 Aboriginal tribes still live in the “NT,” and new government partnerships have created a respectful balance in the outback. At Galatoire’s, Uptown lawyers still get “liquor-store-robbing drunk” on five-hour Friday lunches of oysters Rockefeller and Pouilly-Fuisse, while farther down Bourbon Street, exhibitionists hooched-up on Hurricanes play to the balconies.
And—as proud as they are of their region’s ancient vineyards and medieval castles, cone-roofed trulli dwellings and white-sand beaches—many locals seem surprised by tourists’ attention. A UNESCO-sponsored African heritage route is in the works, with stops in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.One of the locations can be found outside Cordoba, at a well-preserved former ranch town established by the Jesuits called Alta Gracia—which also happens to be where another of Argentina’s most famous sons, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, lived in his younger days. As the first male tiger known to raise cubs orphaned by their mother, T-25 is making history.Indeed, things have changed since this temple-laden, lake-mottled, brushy expanse of land in central India served as the royal hunting ground for the maharajas of Jaipur. Though the city was marred by deadly violence in 2013, many consider it a singular occurrence, with construction continuing on high-rises, including a Marriott hotel, that overlook traffic-clogged boulevards. But Sarajevo, which has endured three devastating wars and rebuilt under six national flags in the century since, still retains much of its character.
With the global catch of wild fish stagnant, experts say virtually all of that new seafood will have to be farmed. They suspect the diluted waste is being scavenged by undernourished plankton, since the offshore waters are nutrient poor.
Minus the sablefish, Cross says, his system could be fitted onto existing fish farms to serve as a giant water filter that would produce extra food and profit. Meanwhile the University of Rhode Island has sent him on teaching trips to Africa, where aquaculture is exploding—and where people desperately need affordable, healthy protein. Visitors can gaze at Rainbow Serpent rock art from one of the longest existing societies on Earth, while the artists can live on the land in peace.
The Garden District remains quieter than sleep—the whitewashed tombs of its cemetery still shelter the dead and fascinate the living. In the Ankawa neighborhood, one of the Middle East’s largest Christian enclaves, an imposing ziggurat-style church pays homage to the region’s Babylonian past. Thick coffee cooked in copper pots perfumes the air in Basc?arsija, the Ottoman-era bazaar. In 2006 and 2007 the FDA discovered numerous banned substances, including known or suspected carcinogens, in aquaculture shipments from Asia.
It is available in 28 individual state and multi-state packages covering the entire United States, or 21 city and nearby areas.
Almost 300 species abide here, including showboats like the oversize, clown-headed Ruwenzori turaco.“Nyungwe stands out among Africa’s intact montane rain forests for its size and diversity,” says conservationist Bill Weber, who with his wife, Amy, pioneered the gorilla tourism project in Virunga.
Abundant with monkeys, leopards, wild boars, foxes, macaques, crocodiles, and birds, Ranthambore’s exotic landscape—punctuated by a crumbling, ancient fort—evokes scenes from a Rudyard Kipling tale.
Outside the city, the landscape unfolds with mountains rich with waterfalls, lake resorts, and snowy winter ski trails.
Secessionist buildings, erected during the archduke’s empire, sit alongside minarets punctuating the skyline. The scent of ragu floats through open doorways, blocked from the street only by hanging blankets.
Australian Shannon Skerritt, founder of travel company Kurdistan Adventures, says he tells his Western clients, “Kurdistan is really the other Iraq. And obelisk Muslim headstones lean this way and that on patches of grass scattered between the oldest mahalas (neighborhoods).Called “the world’s most dangerous city” during the war of the 1990s, Sarajevo is now among Europe’s safest capitals. If staying in the city, take a taxi to your hotel, then walk or use public buses (purchase tokens in advance at kiosks) to visit old city historic sites centered on Plaza San Martin.

The remote cluster of rustic, stone cottages is separated from the ocean by expansive, wild dunes.
Visitors—no longer just postwar gawkers—stroll busy avenues to historic sites wedged between Muslim, Jewish, and Christian places of worship. March to May is rainy, yet ideal for viewing aquatic birds (such as pelicans, egrets, and herons) and water lilies and other perennial water plants. Last year’s Mardi Gras beads will be there, too, dangling from the live oaks.The music remains unrivaled.
Meals are included, as is use of the beach hammocks, where you can relax and watch sea turtles swim by.
The 420-acre Relais & Chateaux ranch has nine individually styled guest rooms (hand-painted wall designs, wood-burning fireplaces), and offers polo lessons and gaucho-led horseback rides through the countryside. Where to Eat or Drink: Surfing hub Santa Maria has the largest concentration of restaurants.
Independent travel within Iraqi Kurdistan is safe, but first-time visitors may appreciate the convenience and local expertise of a small-group tour operator like Kurdistan Adventures or Wild Frontiers Travel. Tourists and locals alike, led by in-the-know guides, are rediscovering pristine hiking trails in the surrounding Dinaric Alps.Sarajevo’s reemergence is perhaps best symbolized by the National Library’s long-awaited reconstruction. How to Get Around: Fly into Alice Springs or Darwin, rent a car, and follow a designated self-drive tour.
Where to Eat or Drink: Bring your appetite and cash (no credit cards accepted) to El Faro de Garrido, a traditional Argentine parrilla (steak house) where barbecue beef and kid goat are served sizzling off the grill. Menu options range from plates of chicken curry and rice at the Tam Tam Bar (owned by an Irish couple) to upscale seafood and tapas dishes (seafood paella, tartar salmon, ceviche) at Geko Gourmet, opened in 2013. Destroyed, along with some two million books, in 1992, the pseudo-Moorish landmark is scheduled to reopen as Sarajevo’s Town Hall (its original purpose in 1896) in time for the commemoration of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination. The Northern Territory encompasses 548,265 square miles (more than Texas, California, and Colorado combined), and 95 percent of the roads are paved. At traditional Cabo Verde restaurants like the bare-bones Blue Marlin on Boa Vista, try catchupa, a popular slow-simmered stew of corn, beans, and vegetables. For more character (the entrance is guarded by white lion statues with tongues that light up red at night) and convenience—only a 10-15 minute walk to the bazaar and citadel—choose the independently owned Chwar Chra Hotel. Step out onto your private balcony or sit on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace for mist-shrouded views of the national park and Lake Kivu. Download helpful travel apps, including maps, GPS-triggered audio guides, and podcasts before you set out.
The somewhat medicinal Fernet-Branca and Coca-Cola blend is an acquired taste, purported by many to be a remedy for hangovers. What to Buy: Shop for local art and crafts, including woodcarvings, colorful batiks, and jewelry, in Santa Maria at Surf ‘N Soul. Where to Eat or Drink: Kitabi Cultural Village, located at the Kitabi entrance to the national park, offers guided tours (with samples) where guests can learn about banana beer brewing, traditional milk preservation, millet grinding, and picking and processing tea leaves.
Where to Stay: Exclusive Bamurru Plains offers safari-style accommodations (nine elevated, screened-in suites with private baths) in a remote bush setting (you can hear the buffalo splashing in the floodplains).
The Crescent City has always depended on the kindness of strangers, but now they’re staying. What to Buy: On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, local artists set up stalls in Paseo de Las Artes to sell ceramics, jewelry, paintings, and other original pieces at the city’s most renowned arts and crafts market. Boa Vista artisans craft necklaces and bracelets incorporating found objects from the island, including bones, shells, and beads. How to Get Around: Culturally entrenched outfitters, like luxury Micato Safaris, can organize custom itineraries that include a stop in Ranthambore.
What to Buy: Shop for original indigenous crafts, such as baskets, place mats, bracelets, and wood carvings, at the Kitabi Women’s Handicraft Cooperative. The camp is located on a coastal buffalo station (a 25-minute flight from Darwin) and named for the local magpie geese, tens of thousands of which serenade guests each morning. Some 20,000 in the past four years have settled along the Mississippi, revitalizing whole faubourgs, or neighborhoods.
Celebrate Carnival season in Putignano, which hosts one of Europe’s oldest and longest pre-Lenten festivals (dating back to 1394 and beginning each year on December 26).
Other traditional Cabo Verde crafts to look for are pottery, tapestries, and woven baskets. Many hotels in Jaipur (where the closest airport to the park is located) can also arrange day trips to the park for guests. Crafts are handmade using locally sourced materials, and purchases support the cooperative’s efforts to create a path out of poverty for local women. The number of daily park visitors is limited, so make safari reservations when booking accommodations. Where to Eat or Drink: The Northern Territory is known for its fresh seafood—mud crabs, saltwater barramundi, and banana prawns—and Pee Wee’s at the Point in Darwin serves some of the best. Audubon and City Parks are replanted, and the theater marquees for the Joy and the Saenger shine again on Canal Street.
Once in Puglia, travel the region aboard the national and semiprivate trains that run along the coast and into the interior. Pee Wee’s is a bit out of the way in East Point Reserve, but the secluded waterfront setting adds to the allure.
Where to Stay: With its ancient tower and fortified whitewashed walls, upscale Masseria Torre Coccaro appears to be more fortress than farmhouse. What to Read or Watch Before You Go: Labyrinths (New Directions, 2007) is a representative selection of classics by Argentine short story writer, poet, and essayist Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). What to Listen to Before You Go: Miss Perfumado is the 1992 album that transformed Cesaria Evora into an international world-music star.
Equally posh are the Deluxe Allure Suites (each with private, stone-walled courtyard and outdoor fireplace) at Sawai Madhopur Lodge in Ranthambore. Sit on the covered deck and wash down some wild-caught, coconut-crusted crocodile tail with a glass of NT Draught, the pale liquid gold that fills the Northern Territory’s iconic “Darwin Stubby” 2.25-liter bottles. Set among olive groves and almond trees, the seaside boutique hotel has 39 luxurious rooms and suites appointed with antiques.
What to Buy: Sales at not-for-profit Aboriginal Bush Traders in Darwin support community initiatives in indigenous communities throughout the Northern Territory. Breakfast is included, and there’s an onsite cooking school and a shuttle to the nearby beach club (and the hotel’s private yacht). What to Read or Watch Before You Go: The 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mist, the biopic of slain primatologist Dian Fossey, was filmed on location in Rwanda and promoted global awareness of the endangered Rwandan gorillas. Tower suites have the best Adriatic Sea views, and the Orange Grove Suite (a whitewashed hideaway built inside an ancient cave) with outdoor private terrace and pool is the most secluded. Owner Sandra Borello recommends the 14-room Azur Real Boutique Hotel in a renovated turn-of-the-last-century structure in the heart of the colonial district, a few streets from the Jesuit Block. If possible, wait to purchase handcrafted souvenirs like salwar kameez (traditional pajama-like pants and tunic top), quilts, and turquoise and silver jewelry, at Govind Rajasthali Cottage Industries in Jaipur, where the no-pressure sales environment is as refreshing as the complimentary chai. Where to Eat or Drink: Pizzeria Enzo e Ciro is a no-frills Bari favorite for its thin-crust pies baked in a traditional wood-fired oven. Cultural Tip: Touring can be stressful if you’re not used to haggling, persistent vendors, and being dogged by enterprising “guides” who offer (for a fee) to negotiate the best deals and lead you through tourist sites. Their name is derived from the Greek word for “mutilated” since the monkeys typically have no thumbs.
What’s new will just join the party, Sazerac in hand.“Goodness, sugar,” says Marda Burton, doyenne of the French Quarter. Eat in (if tables aren’t available, there’s a stand-up counter at the back of the restaurant) or take out a whole classic pizza topped with buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil. When shopping, predetermine how much you're willing to spend on any item, and be willing to walk away. Northern Australia is home to approximately 150,000 saltwater crocodiles and at least 100,000 freshwater crocodiles. Insider Tip From Robert Earle Howells: At Nyungwe Forest Lodge listen closely and you can hear a distant waterfall.
The Mary River has the highest concentration, with nearly 15 saltwater crocs per half mile.
Forster’s 1924 classic, A Passage to India (Mariner Books, 1965), both evoke a powerful sense of place, yet are vastly different takes on India. Forster’s Room With a View and Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s Leopard are timeless introductions to Italian life and culture.
Inside the fortress are three 12th- and 13th-century Hindu temples built with pale-red stone from Karauli in eastern Rajasthan. The fairytale landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage site, includes several trulli restored as vacation rentals.
Insider Tip From Amanda Ruggeri: For the best of authentic Puglia, stay at a masseria, a working farmhouse that’s traditionally been fortified against attacks by pirates or Turks (a serious local issue until the 19th century!).
Charles Avenue, Canal Street, Carrollton Avenue, the riverfront, and Loyola Street (connecting the city’s bus and train terminal with the Canal Street line).
Where to Stay: Escape French Quarter crowds, noise, and prices at Jazz Quarters in the adjacent Treme neighborhood. The collection of historic Creole cottages, suites, and guest rooms is clustered around a leafy courtyard and was extensively renovated by the new owners in 2011. Rates include daily breakfast (Saturday’s sweet potato bread pudding souffle is reason enough to stay a Friday night) and gated, onsite parking.
Continuously operated since 1840 by the family of founder Antoine Alciatore, the French Quarter landmark serves French-Creole classics, including oysters Rockefeller and pommes de terre souffles, both invented in the kitchen. There are 14 dining rooms (many decorated with memorabilia from the dignitaries and celebrities who have dined here); however, reservations are strongly recommended.
What to Buy: All things Haitian voodoo, including tarot readings by priestess Sallie Ann Glassman (appointments required), are available at Island of Salvation Botanica.
Claude, the shop stocks herbs and spiritual supplies ranging from spirit-calling sticks (made with sticks collected from the levee) to Mexican papier–mache skeleton masks.
Cultural Tip: Learn about the ongoing post-Katrina rebuilding efforts in the “Lower Nine” with Ninth Ward Rebirth Bike Tours.
The four-hour tour helps support revitalization efforts by connecting visitors with residents, restaurants, and businesses typically left off tourist itineraries. The term is thought to have originated in the early 19th century on Canal Street, where the green space in the middle was considered neutral ground between the Creole and American neighborhoods. Insider Tip From Andrew Nelson: The Mississippi River is often hidden behind dock walls and levees, but not at a public park called the Fly. At this park, located behind the Audubon Zoo in Uptown, you can sit and enjoy the play of sky and water.Learn photography from the best in the field on a National Geographic Weekend Photo Workshop in New Orleans.

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  1. Love_You
    Greater among these whose homes had been positioned at a distance of up to 400m.
  2. BoneS
    You had no issues with my concerns and I think caribbean islands and other mirror can be utilised for.
  3. Koshka
    And there is a lot of unrest possibly from threats of civil unrest.
    Communications networks would be down holes would indeed weaken with threats and sustaining yourself.
  5. PrinceSSka_OF_Tears
    The retiree-friendly town of Ajijic on Lake.