On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey

The legendary travel writer takes a harrowing trip deep into the mysteries and miseries of Spanish-speaking North America.

Lands of Lost Borders

A scientist-turned-writer reflects on her past while connecting great literature to the discoveries in her present.

Food on the Move: Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World

A taste of what rarefied travelers used to eat.

This Land: America, Lost and Found

Peripatetic reporting from California to the New York island β€” but mostly in between.

Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road

A scientist-turned-writer reflects on her past while connecting great literature to the discoveries in her present.

Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

A veteran travel writer celebrates the joy of going solo.

Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

The cartoonist serves as a happy, helpful tour guide through her favorite place on earth.

Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

This trip through Balkan culture β€” past and present β€” leaves readers with a sense of wonder.