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Welcome to the Mile-High Club Our flying correspondent relates some true tales of sex in the skies.
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In the family way As a new anthology shows, traveling en famille delivers its own lessons and rewards; you just have to use a different map.
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Shopping for futures Our wandering correspondent toys with fate in South Korea.
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Get thee to a nunnery Our travel expert offers advice on convent and church accommodations in Poland, trips to Baja and finding that perfect hotel/Broadway package in New York.
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[10/07/99]

 



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Arabian nighties Among Egypt's minarets and mosques, covered women buy a ton of teddies.
By Susan Hack [10/08/99]

 
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The perils of the harem Beguiled by beauties in negligées, a Peace Corps volunteer stumbles into a romantic misadventure in Marrakech.
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Get thee to a nunnery Our travel expert offers advice on convent and church accommodations in Poland, trips to Baja and finding that perfect hotel/Broadway package in New York.
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Robbed on Lombok Bandits strike a group of travelers in the wilds of a remote Indonesian island.
By Brent Hannon [10/06/99]

Laughing with the Dalai Lama From Lhasa to Dharamsala, a Westerner pieces together the poignant puzzle of Tibetan Buddhism and its exalted leader in exile.
By Rachel Louise Snyder [10/05/99]

Russia on the edge With bombs exploding from Moscow to Chechnya, nerves are tense everywhere. Is it all a power-saving ploy by Yeltsin? Or is the country on the verge of collapse?
By Jeffrey Tayler [10/02/99]

Why was she squeezing my nipples? In Vietnam, a woman-to-woman massage can be a therapeutic experience -- and then sexual intrigue appears.
By Yvonne Shafir [10/01/99]

Something for everyone? Our travel expert sends a 70-year-old, a golfer and two 4-year-olds on their way.
By Donald D. Groff [09/30/99]

Navigating Nairobi For a Western woman, waiting on a rainy day at a matatu stand illuminates some inescapable truths.
By Alicia Rebensdorf [09/29/99]

Museum of substance From opium-addicted housewives to cocaine cough syrup, the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum traces the history of illegal drugs in America.
By Ron Dicker [09/28/99]

E-mail from a burning mountain A secluded hermitage and its resident monks are threatened by a devastating fire on California's Big Sur coast.
By Catherine Shepard [09/28/99]

The lonely crusade of Croatia's riverman Part entrepreneur and part ecologist, Zeljko Kelemen is determined to create a river-rafting industry in Croatia -- for the good of his country and his countrymen.
By Jon Bowermaster [09/25/99]

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