Judith Fein

Travel: Bird of Paradise

In the early 1800s, in an attempt to unite the few residents who remained on Rapa Nui after nearly 200 years of tribal wars, the chiefs of the Pacific island inaugurated an annual sporting event known as the birdman race. They selected the finest young athletes from their clans for the competition, in which contestants […]

Travel: Funky Old Medina

Stroll the cobblestoned streets of Tunis medina, the old city within Tunisia’s capital, and smiling merchants will beckon you to enter their shops—not necessarily to buy, but pour le plaisir des yeux. If you do not understand French, they happily will translate: “for the pleasure of your eyes, sir.”   Dating to the seventh century, […]