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Michael Pearson is the author of six books, most recently Innocents Abroad Too: Journeys Around the World on Semester at Sea. He teaches Creative Writing at Old Dominion University.
The deserts of Morocco are wide and golden. Trust nearly 200 American college students to track down and guzzle whatever alcohol lurks in the sands of the Islamic kingdom.
For centuries, the Camino de Santiago has drawn religious pilgrims to northern Spain. But those guys never did it with walkie-talkies, GPS, taxis, and Wonder Bread.