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’79 Aspen four door, monkey shit brown

’79 Aspen four door, monkey shit brown

All that’s left of the ’79 Aspen wagon is a tiny faded stegosaurus glaring out of a Deadhead woven bag that hangs from the rear-view mirror of my blue Pontiac Vibe. There was a 1990 Nissan pickup in between the wagon and the Vibe, but that’s a longer story. The stegosaurus is rubber. It belonged to my granddaughter when she was seven.

17 of Southeast Asia’s most photogenic temples

17 of Southeast Asia’s most photogenic temples

17 of Southeast Asia& 39;s most photogenic templesOVER A MILLION AND A HALF square miles, eleven countries, two territories, and one administrative division make up Southeast Asia. Though we typically associate Buddhism with the countries in this part of the world, it certainly isn’t the only faith to be practiced here — in the present or the past.

15 things most people don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr.

15 things most people don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr.

1. He changed his name.Born Michael King Jr., his father Michael King Sr. changed his own name to Martin Luther King Sr. after traveling to Germany in 1931 and becoming a minister, in reverence to Martin Luther. There is still some controversy over whether King Sr. changed his son’s name, or whether King Jr.

How to: Be a writer in one fantastically simple step

How to: Be a writer in one fantastically simple step

Join a growing community of thousands of travel journalists and develop your skills in travel writing, photography, and film with a course at MatadorU.The only thing that separates a real writer from a non-writer is writing. Do you put pen to paper, use a typewriter, on a computer? Then you’re a writer.

Where to drink wine in Connecticut

Where to drink wine in Connecticut

THE STATE of Connecticut is home two American Viticultural Areas (AVAs): Western Connecticut Highlands and Southeastern New England. AVA is wine-nerd speak for a government-designated grape-growing region in the United States with specific geographical features (soil, climate, elevation). For comparison purposes, California is home to 107 of the 188 established AVAs in the United States.

White South Africa is small

White South Africa is small

I must be giving off bad vibes, because I’m on a Paris to Durban flight full of white Southern Africans and it still takes the woman sitting next to me five gin and tonics before she feels bold enough to talk to me.By the time the captain announces our descent, she’s in full swing. Her new life in Wales, her son, his girlfriend….