Aarhus, Denmark – European Capital of Culture 2017

March 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | balipadma Hey, can you by any chance name a Danish city outside of Copenhagen? Most likely not. Your loss, really, because Denmark's second largest, for example, is a truly charming bit of business called Aarhus, (pop. 265,000, larger me...Leer más

The Creative Contemporary Side of Athens

March 23, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Greece's capital is like a box of assorted biscuits. It's exciting to take the lid off, and you can spend hours and days rummaging through the attractive variety of reasons for devouring them down to the last crumb. Like the Parthenon, some are ...Leer más

Spain’s Cantabria a Verdant Wonder

March 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

One of Spain's best kept secrets is a land of green rolling hills and rugged sea coast, wedged up north between the Basque Country and Asturias. Cantabria is an autonomous community with a huge, bustling capital, Santander, but in its hinterland...Leer más

Northern Ireland: Good Things Come in Wee Packages

March 17, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Northern Ireland Tourism Most people think of the Emerald Isle in terms of the Republic of Ireland, from capital Dublin to iconic spots such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, and Galway.  But less well known ...Leer más

Empúries & the Ancient Greeks in Spain

March 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Josep Curto That the history of Spain includes centuries as a colony of ancient Rome as well as rule by Muslim dynasties from North Africa is known to many. What’s less familiar are the others who came before them, including Celts, Iberi...Leer más

Another Great Way to See Europe: River Cruises

March 8, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | Viking River Cruises Cruising continues apace its boom of the past quarter century, and in 2017, one of luxury travel’s fastest-growing sectors has become river cruising, particularly in Europe; these days, a growing number of companies...Leer más

The Lovely, Little Known Wine Country of Brazil

March 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | David Paul Appell When even wine connoisseurs think of Latin America and the fruit of the vine, Argentina and Chile of course immediately spring to mind. But to their east, in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, lies a sli...Leer más

South Africa’s Intoxicating Wine Country

March 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The diverse country at the bottom of the African continent has been making quite a quality name for itself in winedom in recent years - these days South Africa is the world's ninth-largest wine producer - although winemaking here dates back to th...Leer más

Sweet Salzburg, City of Music & Chocolate

February 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Bertl123 As soon as you set foot in Austria‘s fourth largest city, near the German border three hours west of Vienna, music is in the air. Whether you arrive at the airport or the train station, Mozart tunes are piped in, which puts ...Leer más

‘Queen of Nuts’: Spain’s Marcona Almonds

February 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | MSPhotographic Spain has an impressive number of foodie favourites associated with it - cured Serrano and Ibérico hams, olive oil, saffron, and so on. One that's less well known but prized by nut connoisseurs (as opposed to nutty connoiss...Leer más

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