Ouarzazate & Aït-Ben-Haddou, Gateways to Morocco’s Sahara

January 19, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Dani Keral   Just a half-hour ferry ride from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar lies another exotically different world. The Kingdom of Morocco is a true cultural, culinary, and eco treasure trove, from Imperial Cities like Marrakesh, Fe...Leer más

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

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

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

Ecotourism in Algeria’s Ahaggar National Park Marks 30 Years

November 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Joachim Himmeröder   Next door to Morocco, Algeria is very much off the beaten path, touristically speaking, in large part because of its troubled past. But as this blog noted last year, capital Algiers is a tremendously rewarding and safe...Leer más

5 Classic Places to Experience Thanksgiving in the USA

November 23, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Brent Hofacker Today is one of the United States' few annual holidays which most of its inhabitants regardless of origin, age, or creed cherish and when families reunite unlike any other time of year except Christmas. Always observed the fourth Thur...Leer más

Ceuta, a Striking Spanish City in – North Africa??

November 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

mehdi charia Beautiful Spain is a country whose diversity can surprise some people. In fact, not too many people realise that a bit of it even extends beyond Europe to North Africa! The autonomous cities of Melilla and Ceuta lie just on the other si...Leer más

Córdoba, Spain’s Nifty New Flower Fest

October 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

FLORA International Flower Festival The ancient, atmospheric, labyrinthine old quarter of this Andalusian city on the Guadalquivir River is known for its history, its winding cobblestone lanes, its grand mosque/cathedral, and its lovely patios. And ...Leer más

Japan’s Spectacular Takayama Matsuri Festival

October 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

We arrived before 10 am, and our VIP group was hastily ushered to seats arranged right in front of one of the main yatai – a festival float on wheels, presented before Sakurayama Hachiman shrine, the main protector of the city since its enl...Leer más

A Half Century of Sitges’ Fantasy Film Fest

October 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

  Catalonia's iconic holiday city by the sea, just 45 minutes south of Barcelona, is known for its sun, sand, and quaint whitewashed architecture. But Sitges has also developed quite a festival scene, and the doyen of said scene reache...Leer más

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