Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

Elsa's: A family endeavor

Little Corn Island, Nicaragua: Wilma's mom opened Elsa's Place on the wind-swept side of tiny Little Corn Island years ago. Tourists from all over stay here, staying in simple wooden cabins facing the Atlantic. It's one of the less expensive beach…

People of Iceland: The captain

HUSAVIK, ICELAND — Alfred Rafnsson has spent 40 years as a captain, on small fishing boats and trawlers, giant factory ships, and with the United Nations food and agriculture organization. When he retired, he taught navigation in Namibia, Africa, be…

Found: Nature's perfect lighting

I don't use tripods or lights. I love to discover what nature provides ... often it is Hollywood-worthy. This time, Remy, a fisherman, all-around giving and great-natured guy, who is sharing the Joola Bandial language with linguist Abbie Hantgan fro…