Collected by Jenny Leigh Methven
Guanacaste Province, Coco, Costa Rica
If you are a diver, or have always wanted to take scuba lessons, Playa del Coco is a great jumping-off point for exploring the deep blue. Visibility may not be as good as in the Caribbean, but the area makes up for it with the rich and varied...
1 Swart St, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
If you're staying in Cape Town and want to see the great white shark in its natural environment, a short and beautiful drive to Gansbaai is a must do. Renting a vehicle from the Cape Town airport is easy, and for an economy size vehicle, it can be...
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
An award-winning hotelier, Singita is lauded not only for its luxurious properties, but also for its dedication to the environment and uplifting communities. To reach Singita Boulders Lodge, guests can fly direct from Johannesburg to Sabi Sand...
Sec Gozalandia, San Sebastián 00685, Puerto Rico
As with many other natural wonders in Puerto Rico, there isn't a clearly defined marker. Normally, to find Gozalandia, you would first have to visit it with a local, because getting directions there can be complicated. Lately, there is talk...
That's Geoff Watts, chief coffee buyer for Intelligentsia Coffee, and one of the world's leading experts on all things coffee. I spent a week and a half traversing the coffee landscape in Ethiopia with Watts. Here, pictured, Geoff is at a washing...
It took hours for us to get to Koma, a small village in western Ethiopia, connected to the world via bumpy dirt roads. But when we arrived at this coffee washing station to sample some of the product, we were greeted like visiting dignitaries....
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Drinking coffee in Ethiopia is not a very Starbucksian experience. You won't necessarily ever have to utter a phrase like "Venti, half-caf, non-fat, no foam, extra hot latte." At least not if you go to a traditional place. The beans are roasted...
Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopian wine? An unlikely pairing of words, for sure, and an unlikely beverage that you may regret having ordered while traveling around this fascinating country. I was at Castelli's, a famous Italian restaurant in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian...
Horn of Africa
I popped into a coffee house while traveling through Yirgacheffe in southern Ethiopia. The women inside probably weren't expecting a foreigner to walk in and they were initially shy. We didn't speak the same language but after I took this photo...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
I've loved Ethiopian cuisine since the first time I tried it. Until I visited Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, I'd never heard of kitfo. This delicacy, which can probably be found at some Ethiopian restaurants in the United States if you look...
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