This Summer, Food for Body & Soul in Florence, Italy

June 24, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: Samulili The amazing Tuscany city on the Arno River - among other things, flower of the Renaissance and Italy's capital between 1865 and 1871 - is today far more than a museum city which astonishes with the likes of the Ponte Vecchio, the Du...Leer más

All Fired Up for St. John’s Eve in Spain

June 23, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: Contando Estrelas Observed especially in many of the world's Catholic countries, the feast day of the Christian New Testament's St. John the Baptist is tomorrow, June 24th. But it's today, St. John's Eve, that folks in Latin America an...Leer más

4 Reasons to Discover Marvelous Malta

June 21, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: INTERPIXELS On one of the quirkiest islands (well, archipelago) in the Mediterranean Sea, you'll find a fascinating society that's one of Europe's most densely populated, essentially founded during the mediaeval Crusades by a quasi-militar...Leer más

Majorca Highlights Outside Palma

June 17, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The largest of Spain’s four Balearic Islands has long been famous since the 1950s for drawing sun-starved tourists by the millions (these days it’s over 10 million per year, on an island of fewer than 900,000 inhabitants). Its 200-plus beaches ...Leer más

Basel an Undersung Gem of Switzerland

June 16, 2016 - Sin comentarios

In quite a few ways, Switzerland’s third largest city (pop. 195,000) is a pretty typical Olde Europe urb. Prosperous Basel goes back a loooong way (with origins traced back to Bronze-Age tribes in the 5th century BC). It has no shortage of hand...Leer más

In Valencia, a Soft Drink Older (and Healthier!) Than Coca-Cola: Horchata

June 13, 2016 - Sin comentarios

To most non-Spaniards, the historic city and region of Valencia is most famous for paella and oranges. There is, however, and incredible edible número tres you may not have heard of.  Even though it’s popular throughout Spain, for what...Leer más

Sardinia, the Emerald Isle of Italy

June 9, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The Mediterranean’s second largest island after its neighbour Sicily, Sardinia has become known among holidaymakers internationally for its beaches and the upmarket, jet-settish vibe of areas like its Costa Smeralda, along its northeastern coas...Leer más

Prado Special Exhibition: Earthly Delights of Hieronymous Bosch

June 6, 2016 - Sin comentarios

People often think of Madrid’s iconic Prado Museum as Spain’s premier showcase for this country’s Old Masters, such as Goya, Velázquez, and El Greco. But back in the days of empires in Europe, Spain was a world power, and among its dominio...Leer más

The Luxe Life of Puerto Banús, Costa del Sol

June 2, 2016 - Sin comentarios

St. Tropez… Monaco… St. Barth… Aspen… Dubai… In this Gilded Age when the so called “lifestyles of the rich and famous” are lionised more than ever before, their playgrounds have also become inevitably become household names. In rece...Leer más

Land, Ho! ‘Land Sailing’ Picks Up Speed

May 31, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The venerable activity of sailing is naturally associated by most people with water. But for more than a century, there's also existed a much less widely practiced but equally cool version that's been practiced on terra firma. And since its invent...Leer más

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