Córdoba, Spain’s Nifty New Flower Fest

October 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

FLORA International Flower Festival The ancient, atmospheric, labyrinthine old quarter of this Andalusian city on the Guadalquivir River is known for its history, its winding cobblestone lanes, its grand mosque/cathedral, and its lovely patios. And ...Leer más

Tai Chi & Qigong: Traditional Chinese Disciplines With Worldwide Appeal

October 18, 2017 - Sin comentarios

ChicchoDodiFC Almost no matter which Chinese city you visit - Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Guilin (below) - you'll spot people individually or in groups, in parks, on esplanades, and other public places, performing the slow, fluid, el...Leer más

Big Fun in Big Sur, California

October 11, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ah, the open road in the USA - cruising top-down along the legendary Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway... But I actually have my own favourite route - it's Highway 1, winding along the central California coast through the region called Big Su...Leer más

Japan’s Spectacular Takayama Matsuri Festival

October 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

We arrived before 10 am, and our VIP group was hastily ushered to seats arranged right in front of one of the main yatai – a festival float on wheels, presented before Sakurayama Hachiman shrine, the main protector of the city since its enl...Leer más

A Half Century of Sitges’ Fantasy Film Fest

October 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

  Catalonia's iconic holiday city by the sea, just 45 minutes south of Barcelona, is known for its sun, sand, and quaint whitewashed architecture. But Sitges has also developed quite a festival scene, and the doyen of said scene reache...Leer más

In South Florida, a Tale of 2 Science Museums

September 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

     all photos: David Paul Appell When my husband was just a little fella, he was also a little nerd (an adorable little nerd, it goes without saying!) who was always dragging his folks to the Miami Science Museum in Miami’s Coconut Grove dist...Leer más

The Spectacular New Botín Art Centre of Santander, Spain

September 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Enrico Cano   Much awaited these past five years, the city that’s an undersung gem of green north Spain welcomed the opening this summer (attended by Spain's king and queen) of a wonderful new art centre, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning...Leer más

Barbecue in the USA: A Quick Primer

August 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

vwcampin In the USA, barbecue is a year-round treat, and many regions of the country – mostly in the American South – have their own particular slant on the art of roasting, smoking, and saucing meats on a nice hot grill or in a smoker or pit....Leer más

Top 6 Revolutionary War Sites of New York City

July 4, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Daniel Schwen Back before, during, and after the American Revolution (1776-1983) and the years leading up to it, New York City was as now the largest and one of the most important cities of the nascent United States of America – and in fact even s...Leer más

An Awesomely Unique Morocco Music Festival

June 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Fabio Gismondi As the summer advances, it's heating up in Morocco not just temperature-wise but culture-wise, too. And one cultural landmark unique in all the world - and celebrating its 20th edition this year - is the Gnaoua World Music Festival, o...Leer más

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