Category: Travel

Personal Journeys: In Kazakhstan, a World Expo Is All About Energy (and Dancing)

Israel (“The Energy of Creation”) had a (Popeye-inspired?) display about turning spinach leaves into hydrogen fuel as well as a lovely young dancer who performed an interpretive dance on the themes of solar and thermal power and alternative fuels transportation. Azerbaijan (“Land of Energy”) was proud to promote so-called burning ice (gas hydrates), flammable gas-filled…

Martha’s Vineyard Has a Nourishing Magic for Black Americans

The fact is, strivers are responsible for making Oak Bluffs a destination: Formerly enslaved people, or their descendants, bought property around Baptist Temple Park in the early 20th century, drawn by the religious services held there. Teachers, politicians, lawyers, doctors, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs all arrived and flourished for decades afterward. Photo Ms. Harris in…

Q&A: In an Arkansas Town, Music Is Key to a Comeback

What attractions are planned for the district? The amphitheater and music hall will be venues for music concerts by both famous and lesser-known artists and also for touring Broadway shows. The cabaret restaurant will host performances by cabaret acts from around the world and also have comedy shows. Photo Terry Stewart, the chief executive officer…