John is a travel editor and writer who has been on staff at Condé Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure and AFAR. What’s the best solo trip you’ve taken? 'Ten days exploring Sri Lanka—Kandy, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya. I’d been reading about Buddhism, and it was fascinating to explore almost 2,000 years of Buddhist history there. I was also amazed by the kindness and warm welcome.'
Festivals and events
7 US Cities that Embrace Cherry Blossom Season
Sakura isn't just for Japan. From DC to Nashville to Seattle, the United States welcomes spring with festivals that celebrate the fleeting blooms along with Japanese culture and food