New Year’s in 5 of Africa’s Iberia Destinations

December 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ravi Santana   As we bid farewell to another year past, we like to point out cool places to celebrate New Year's Eve to come. In past years we've covered Cuzco/Machu Picchu and Japan, with even a shoutout to Shanghai. This year we'd like t...Leer más

Put Up Your Dukes! It’s Boxing Day in London

December 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Glenn Brunette So you’re in the capital of merry olde England for the winter holidays, enjoying the festive lights and good cheer, and suddenly you realize that your British friends are off on the day after Christmas for something called Boxin...Leer más

Christmas, Chinese Style

December 22, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Per Bengtsson   A mere one percent of Chinese profess Christianity, but as in Japan and indeed various other countries of non-Christian Asia, the festive trappings of Yuletide have been widely embraced in China, though for the time bein...Leer más

Palma de Mallorca for the Holidays

December 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Juan Iglesias   In the summer 1968, the bouncy pop tunes of Helena Bianco were all over Spain's airwaves, and one of her top hits, "El Puente", was the song of the summer, whimsically imagining a puente (bridge) to the island of Majorca and...Leer más

Swinging the Salsa Routes of Puerto Rico

November 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ioana Catalina E Few other forms of dance and music in the world represent Latino culture today like salsa, and few other places in the world are as fantastic to experience it as the island of Puerto Rico, whose bomba and plena traditions (along wit...Leer más

Flying With Us in August? Check Out Our Inflight Entertainment Options!

August 2, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Another month, another great lineup of movies, music, games, and reading at the touch of your fingers from your seatback screen. Literally hundreds of hours of entertainment await that allow you to catch up on that movie you may have missed in yo...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

Spain’s Scrumptious Easter Treats

April 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

I admit it: I'm one of those Spaniards who's been looking forward to Semana Santa (Easter week) not just for the time off but also the chance to indulge in the treats, both savoury and sweet, associated with this time of year. (more…)...Leer más

Celebrating Colombia’s Vallenato Music

March 31, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Along with cumbia, the folk music form known as vallenato is a calling card of Colombian culture, and its Vallenata Legend Festival is a particularly momentous one, marking its 50th edition this year April 26-30 in the city of Valledupar, in ...Leer más

Chinese Opera: Compelling, Fascinating, But an Acquired Taste

March 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Hung Chung Chih When I first witnessed a performance of Peking opera (the best-known form of Chinese opera, with Peking by the way being the traditional English spelling of Beijing) years ago in Beijing’s ornate, early-19th-century Hugua...Leer más

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