Vacationing in Ukraine sounds like a punchline (second prize: two weeks in Ukraine), but the reality proved far more surprising and appealing (those Easter eggs, that borscht).
Sara Davidson is The New York Times best-selling author of Loose Change, Leap! and Joan: Forty Years of Love, Loss and Friendship with Joan Didion. www.saradavidson.com
Fifty years ago, reporter Sara Davidson covered Woodstock in all it messy, muddy glory. But the festival, it turned out, was not a harbinger but a beautiful bubble in time.