Communing with monarchs on a Mexican mountaintop

Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry’s top travel writers. This week’s pick is El Rosario in Mexico. (Courtesy image) “I didn’t just see the butterflies — I felt them,” said Terri Colby at the Chicago Tribune. “A wing brushed my cheek, a pair landed on my shoulder, a […]

A global tour of the season’s autumnal splendor

Pristina, Kosovo, Oct. 23, 2017. | (ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images) Moscow, Oct. 18, 2017. | (EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY) Hannover, Germany, Oct. 15, 2017. | (EPA-EFE/JENS SCHLUETER) Nederland, Colorado, Sept. 22, 2017. | (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) Richmond, England, Oct. 27, 2017. | (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Erdospusyta, Hungary, Oct. 30, 2017. | (EPA-EFE/Zsolt Czegledi) Pitlochry, Britain, Oct. 25, 2017. | […]

Washington’s chicken-and-egg war in Somalia

Somalia is, for most Americans, known only as the location of the disastrous 1993 Battle of Mogadishu depicted in 2002’s Black Hawk Down. But the east African country has also become the site of Washington’s latest escalation of the amorphous war on terror. U.S. airstrikes and boots on the ground have dramatically increased in 2017. […]

The week’s best photojournalism

Sunbathers in northern Spain. | (REUTERS/Eloy Alonso) A child works at a mustard field in Jammu, India. | (EPA-EFE/JAIPAL SINGH) The International Balloon Festival in Leon, Mexico. | (EPA-EFE/Ulises Ruiz Basurto) A woman cries at her family’s graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina. | (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) The National Black Consciousness Day march in Sao Paulo. | […]