Lawrence Millman

Into exotic St. Vincent

Up and down, twisting and turning like a demented snake, the road wound through a realm of fervent green punctuated by precipitous cliffs.

trying to make landfall in a world of ice

As far as the eye could see, there was nothing but ice, and our ship — the 110-metre Lyubov Orlova — was having some difficulty…


Once upon a time, the words travel and travail were etymologically linked, so I’m now going to tell you a tale of travel travail.

Another world waits deep within the rainforest

I knew that Puerto Rico’s El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in North America, had a reputation for paranormal activities.

a shamanic christmas

A few years ago, I was traveling in the Chukotka region of eastern Siberia, and I happened to eat Santa Claus.

a yukon classic

Frozen in time, and maybe just plain frozen as well, the figures still seem to be moving up the snow-covered, 45-degree slope, a skein of antlike…

Today’s Arctic will provide a few shocks

QUAQTAQ, Quebec It was an instance of First Contact, such a remarkable rarity nowadays. Having gathered around us, some of the natives looked…

stranger in paradise

As I entered the lobby of Pine Cay’s Meridian Club, I noticed a cartoon pinned to the wall. It showed a rather bedraggled-looking couple seated…

It’s not everyday you land on a virgin island

When I told my friends that I was going to Guana Island, they were not overly envious. One of them quipped: “Harvesting guano, are…