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Boston Globe: Monomoy, Cape Cod’s desert island

Monomoy Island has been many things over the years: An island, a peninsula, an island again (as storms build and then destroy sand bridges with the mainland), a remote fishing village, a crime scene, a navigation hazard, and a wildlife sanctuary. Just south of Chatham, at the elbow of Cape Cod, Monomoy is an 8-mile… Read more »

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Boston Globe: Las Fallas — the fiesta that sounds like a war zone

VALENCIA, Spain — “You simply won’t walk three seconds without hearing an explosion.” It’s half past midnight, I’m watching a man in a neckerchief up on a ladder wrapping a string of explosives around a flammable statue like Christmas lights. Another man  —  also wearing a neckerchief  —  at the base of the statue, is… Read more »

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The Spanish aren’t Known for their Stationary

She was always seeking new experiences. Homesickness was her latest new experience. Recently, she realized she had never missed home in all her travels and life-embracing, not once. Had she been too in the moment? Was there nothing back home to miss? Had she not been gone long enough? Whatever the reason, homesickness would be… Read more »