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Intriguing Enclaves, Colonies, and Mini-States of Europe
by Max Pesling I've always had a thing about the quirky little corners of this continent that’s famously a patchwork of ethnicities and accidents of history, and there are a few bits and pieces scattered across Europe that are quirkier than others. They range from some some you’ll recognize and know something about to some you’ve probably never heard of. I’ve visited many, while several are still on my bucket list. What intrigues me so much about them? Maybe it’s simply the allure of the under-the-radar and off-the-beaten path in an era where so much seems pick-over and homogenized (even though, to be fair, a few of these places are hardly... keep reading
Ballooning New Mexico's Rio Grande Gorge
by Steve Winston As I stand at the edge of the of this gaping, tectonic chasm in the wild, dry lands outside of Taos, New Mexico, I peer down into a long, vast tunnel of sandstone – mostly brown with thin striations of color, and the Rio Grande river running at the very bottom, 800 feet down – and it all takes my breath away. Most people who tackle this jagged, craggy wonder of nature do so on foot. I, however, am flying (or perhaps more accurately, drifting) into it, in a seven-story-high hot-air balloon... keep reading
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