Lauren Sauls

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A Ritual of Refreshing Restraint

I went to my first Japanese tea ceremony today. Actually, it was my first tea ceremony, period. Big whoop, you might think, except that six months ago I would have balked at such an opportunity. Before moving to Singapore last year, I was an avowed anti-tea-ite. I drank it perhaps a couple of times …

The Isles of Mull & Iona

Mull and Iona are two of the Inner Hebrides, islands off Scotland's western seaboard, and a microcosm of more than 1,500 years of successive waves of settlers and invaders. Sites scattered across these islands tell Scotland's story--culturally, politically and spiritually.<p>Today, these mere specks …

Starter Kit to Patagonia

Few places in the world provoke wonder like Patagonia. The expanse of land, carved by the Andes Mountain Range and reaching down to the end of the …

A Cyclist's Guide to Puglia

Antonello Losito is a worldly and well-travelled native of Puglia, Southern Italy and former professional cyclist. Losito's passion is to share the food, landscape and culture of his home region with other travelers and he does so when meeting cyclists on their Pure Adventures tours.<p>Losito took a …

In Search of Pura Vida: The Magic of Costa Rica

<i>A simple breakfast and stunning view at Nayara Hotel.</i><p><i>Pura</i> <i>vida</i> is a simple phrase that means "pure life." It is a greeting heard as frequently as "hello" -- on every street corner, restaurant and even home in Costa Rica. At the beginning of my travels to La Fortuna de San Carlos in the La Ajuela …