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Wayne Curtis

Wayne Curtis is the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails. Wayne won a gold medal in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards for his article "Greetings From Airworld!" which ran in The Atlantic Monthly.

From the writer

  • Rebirth of Main Streets

    Stopping in California and Oregon towns, a traveler visits the main thoroughfare in four communities and finds some lively su...

  • Jackalopes!

    Monster rabbits with antlers? A fearless writer stalks the myth in Wyoming.


  • Death Valley

    A desert escapade delivers Scotty's Castle, sunshine, and Death Valley's bizarre landscape.

  • Wax Museums

    What keeps us coming back to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf?

  • Hawaiian Fish

    Buyers look over fresh catches at Honolulu's fish auction.