Travel Writing

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

"Ancient Cities of Destruction"

CNN, May 2014

The world tends to celebrate the ingenuity and strength of great civilizations that have flourished by successfully subduing nature. But every bit as fascinating are the stories of once-great civilizations forced to submit to nature's capricious power.

 

 

 

 

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

"Making the Most of the Year's Shortest Day"

CNN, December 2013

Ancient peoples whose survival depended on a precise knowledge of seasonal cycles marked the winter solstice with elaborate ceremonies and celebrations. Many of these celebrations live on today.

 

 

 

 

 

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

"A Musical Tale of Two Cities"

CNN, February 2013

Murga is a lively form of street theater rooted in African and European musical traditions. It became a prominent part of carnival celebrations in Uruguay and Argentina at the turn of the 20th century, and is making a comeback today.

 

 

 

 

 Photo by Autumn Spanne

Photo by Autumn Spanne

 

"Stunning Places to See Penguins"

CNN, January 2013

From the windswept beaches of Tierra del Fuego to sunny Cape Town and Melbourne, penguin colonies exist in some of the most striking places in the Southern Hemisphere.