A Cool Weekend in Shanghai

August 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Marita Acosta It's so great having a local friend who can get you right to the coolest stuff in town - especially when that town is a sprawling, enormous city like Shanghai. And these days, creative Shanghai has a lot of cool to go around. On a rece...Leer más

13 Tips for Planning the Perfect Beach Wedding

July 31, 2017 - 1 comentario

adamkontor/pixabay I know you want this day to be special. How about making it extra special? Most people when they think about the perfect beach wedding, they imagine a beautiful sunset setting, the light, balmy breeze, and the sound of the waves. ...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

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

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

Barcelona’s Iconic Montjuïc Hill Celebrated in Poster Exhibition

May 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ajuntament de Barcelona The "mountain" known as Montjuïc (at a maximum 185 metres/606 feet high, really more like a broad, shallow, and admittedly very big hill) in Barcelona's southwest looms large over the city not just physically but ...Leer más

Urban Japan Through the Eyes of a Polish Photographer

May 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

mtmjolnir/YouTube He could be a poster boy of post-Cold War artistic globalisation. At age 31, Lukasz Palka, from Tarnów, Poland by way of Chicago, has been based in Tokyo for the past decade and specialises in gritty urban (and especially noct...Leer más

Notes From Underground: Caves of the Dominican Republic

May 24, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The Dominican Republic is of course well known as a destination for marvelous beaches, cool adventure sports, and the historic corners of its capital Santo Domingo. Much more "under cover," if you will, is what's underground: thousands upon thous...Leer más

3 Art & Architecture Icons of São Paulo

May 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Nicolás de Camaret Latin America's largest city is a largely business-travel destination doesn't usually make it onto the radar of the holiday traveller. But if you have an interest in art and architecture, there are most definitely good reas...Leer más

In Cuba, Go West to Spectacular Pinar del Río & Viñales

April 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

marcin jucha For visitors to Havana, one of the most popular day and overnights trips besides colonial wonder Trinidad is a visit to the far west of Cuba, the mostly rural province of Pinar del Río (whose locals, by the way, have over the years e...Leer más

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