Gadling reads the Sunday travel sections

Happy Easter everyone. For anyone looking for some respite after a day of brunching and family, there are some good travel stories out there this weekend.

In the Washington Post, Canadian writer Erik Heinrich takes us to Kazakhstan, or more specifically the steppes of Central Asia’s largest country, on horseback, where he spends time with the rugged cowboys that work this high country.

The Boston Globe as a dispatch from Joe Ray about an unusual surfing spot — unusual, that is, against what we normally think about in terms of surfing: He hits the waves of France’s Atlantic coast, known as the Côte Sauvage.

Tony Perrottet travels to southern Utah in the New York Times, where he hikes into Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Over at the LA Times, there’s a good story from Amanda Jones, who takes the slow boat down the Peruvian Amazon.

Since it’s April, why not a story about Paris? The Chicago Tribune’s Josh Noel gets into the distinctions between the City of Light’s Left Bank and Right Bank.

When a lot of people think of the Spanish island of Majorca, they think nonstop partying and lots of British and German tourists. It is that, of course, but there is a quieter side to the island as well, as Julie Myerson describes in the Financial Times.

Finally, the Wall Street Journal Europe‘s weekend edition has an interesting story from Stan Sesser about the specialty streets of Hanoi.