May 1; Leesburg, Virginia - Sometimes you don't have to travel far to have an adventure: I re-learned this lesson yesterday in the usually predictable confines of Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, DC. I'd been in DC for five fabulously stimulating days and was scheduled to fly home to San Francisco on a 5:35 pm United flight.
I recently returned from the National Geographic Expeditions journey " Inside Japan," which ran from Kyoto to Hiroshima via Mount Koya, Shikoku, and Naoshima. In my role as one of the resident experts on the trip, I was to prepare several lectures to deliver to my fellow travelers.
By Don George Singapore never ceases to surprise me. On my most recent trip, I found that the city had re-invented itself once again. And indeed, residents joked that if you go away for a year, you'll be lost when you return, because the city will have changed so much.