Asinara Island an Italian Eco-Gem

July 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Marco Once notorious as the Alcatraz or Devil's Island of the Mediterranean, these days hilly, petite Asinara Island (just 52 square kilometres/20 sq. miles) off the northwestern tip of Sardinia is a nature paradise that is one of Europe's under-...Leer más

Setúbal, Portugal’s Top Eco-Chic Destination

July 12, 2017 - Sin comentarios

  Paulo Valdivieso About an hour's drive south of Lisbon, Setúbal is hot. A district of nearly 120,000, anchored by an old sardine port on the Sado River estuary dating back to 5th-century Roman Hispania, it's a brilliant mix of quaint, h...Leer más

The Sweet Little Cove Beaches of Majorca

July 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Besides the cultural offerings of capital Palma de Mallorca and various other towns, the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands is a true natural paradise, which helps make it one of Europe's top sun 'n' sand destinations. Yes, it has its mass touri...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

Street Dogs of Havana: A Photo Essay

June 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos: José Balido When I first started visiting Cuba nearly 20 years ago, most dogs mosdef did not have it good at all. Yes, on Old Havana's main street, Calle Obispo, there was already a dog grooming salon for an extremely élite few pampered ...Leer más

Newtown Is Johannesburg’s Coolest Place to Be

June 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Francisco Anzola If you're a real traveller, rather than just a tourist, you're a nonconformist with a questing spirit. And in Johannesburg, South Africa, that means Newtown, the vibrant cultural and entertainment district in the western reaches of ...Leer más

5 Ways to Love Paris Like a Local

June 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Nora Zubia It long ago stopped being easy to say anything "new" while writing about the City of Light. And as a first-timer, you truly must do the sightseeing highlights. The Eiffel Tower. The Louvre.  The Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées. And s...Leer más

Catalan Painter Alfredo Palmero Loves Visitors

June 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

       Alfredo Palmero “Hola, hola! Is that you? I’m coming”, a lanky, pony-tailed figure, leaning precariously out of an upstairs window, called down to us. Moments later, the heavily carved front door opened, and we were admitted ...Leer más

The Truly Astonishing Biodiversity of Colombia

May 31, 2017 - Sin comentarios

As many and myriad places as we visit and marvels that we witness in this wide, wonderful world, it's the wonders of nature especially that never fail to keep amazing us. And while there are many destinations that deliver those wonders in spades...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

May 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Howard Pyle/Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main", Harper's Magazine In the fifth film of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales (aka Salazar’s Revenge), the eponymous evil and undead Spanish navy captain Armando...Leer más

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