Rachel B. Doyle reports from Europe, the U.S., and Africa on culture, travel, science, and history. Formerly: Deputy editor at Atlas Obscura, and News Editor at Curbed. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mercurial French poet Arthur Rimbaud found a refuge from his earlier life in his ‘beloved Harar,’ where he became a merchant and arms dealer.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, is host to a vibrant, wide-ranging music scene.
The emerging restaurant scene is making the Biblical city more than just a quick stop on religious tours.
Several venues featuring different jazz styles have sprung up in Addis in recent years, more than two decades after an evening curfew was lifted.
A flourishing arts scene in Kigali is bringing healing and reconciliation 20 years after the genocide.
In Antigua, Guatemala, visitors can browse markets, zip line over a working coffee farm, eat regional food and hike up volcanoes.
A vibrant arts scene is juxtaposed with ancient sites and traditions in Yerevan, the Armenian capital.
Two hours from London, medieval Norwich is a reader’s town, with a university that hosts literary festivals and plentiful bookstores and cafes where author readings draw crowds.
Belgrade has emerged in the post-Milosevic era with a musical scene that mixes the pop and the political.
In the city that inspired some of Christopher Isherwood’s notable fiction, searching for traces of the writer’s life there.
Tourists who bypass Johannesburg and head straight to Cape Town or out on safari are missing one of Africa's most thrilling metropolises.
The author’s walks through the once-important coastal towns and villages around Suffolk County found their way into his hybrid novel, travelogue and memoir “The Rings of Saturn.”
The recession halted development in this waterfront community, but new projects are now springing up.
Venture off the eastern coast of Tanzania to stroll through historic Stone Town, listen to local music and sample one of Zanzibar’s spectacular beaches.
Mizlala by Meir Adoni, which opened last June near Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market, can sometimes seem more like a well-designed club than a restaurant.