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Dublin’s Dark Pride: Guinness Beer (and Its Playground)

November 26, 2014 - Sin comentarios

The tap opens and out it pours, with all the excited little bubbles coursing to the surface and the spongy-looking white foam threatening to overflow the glass. You bring it to the lips and take a sip neither too dip nor too dainty. Have a chat w...Leer más

Barcelona’s Montjuïch a Mountain of Culture

November 25, 2014 - Sin comentarios

The great city of Barcelona is bookended by two great hills, Tibidabo to the north and broad, low Montjuïc to the southwest, and the latter offers not only great views out over the city but a slew of cultural options that make it and its surround...Leer más

Great Maestros of Spanish Art

November 19, 2014 - Sin comentarios

When we talk about destinations and culture in Spain, art is of course an indelible part of that, and this country has been fortunate to have produced geniuses who've become household names and immortals of history. But many who are visiting for...Leer más

Revving Your Engine in Stuttgart, Germany

November 18, 2014 - Sin comentarios

If you think of Stuttgart,  most likely it's been with regard to cars (it is, after all, famously the home of Daimler Benz and Porsche), but truth to tell, this southwest city in Germany's Swabia region, 2½  hours from Munich by road and rail, ...Leer más

Cuenca, Spain: A Charismatic Cliffhanger

November 17, 2014 - Sin comentarios

When I spent a year studying in Spain and we went on one of our class trips, without question a top highlight for me was getting to Cuenca to find the stunning sight of houses hanging over an abyss. The casas colgadas were (and of course still are)...Leer más

Multicultural Ferment in Belleville, Paris

November 11, 2014 - Sin comentarios

A traditionally working-class neighbourhood on the Right Bank of Paris - beyond the Place des Vosges, taking in parts of the 10th, 11th, 19th, and 20th arrondissements - Belleville has had a je ne sais quoi about it  ever since playing a role in...Leer más

7 Handsome Hill Towns of Cádiz, Spain

November 10, 2014 - Sin comentarios

It may not be as high-profile among non-Spaniards as other parts of Andalusia, but especially for lovers of nature, adventure, and the great outdoors (with generous helpings of history, art, and mighty, mighty fine eating and drinking), the provinc...Leer más

Minorca, Where the Balearic Islands Slow Down

November 6, 2014 - Sin comentarios

I love all of Spain's Balearic islands for overlapping but different reasons, and there's no question that the third-largest is definitely a change of pace from Majorca and certainly Ibiza. Not that there isn't nightlife, luxury, and touches of gla...Leer más

Fashion Alights at Madrid’s Thyssen Museum

November 4, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Givenchy - it's one of those rarefied international fashion brands that has become familiar even to many who don't follow fashion. Behind it is of course a real person, the designer Hubert de Givenchy, born surrounded by fabrics and tapestries tha...Leer más

Nifty November in Ronda Magazine

November 3, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Our cover story this month involves a cruise through one of the more remote, dramatic corners of the world: the Patagonian channels in the deep south of Chile, as the region heads into its summer season. A land of icebergs, glaciers, penguins, sea l...Leer más

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