6 Top Winter Resorts of the USA’s Rocky Mountains

November 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

dotshock Speaking to my fellow Europeans, if you’ve gone skiing or snowboarding on the Continent but not yet in North America, you’re in for a real treat. Welcome to an unexpected world in which everyone seems to be intent upon you having a good...Leer más

Big Fun in Big Sur, California

October 11, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ah, the open road in the USA - cruising top-down along the legendary Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway... But I actually have my own favourite route - it's Highway 1, winding along the central California coast through the region called Big Su...Leer más

In South Florida, a Tale of 2 Science Museums

September 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

     all photos: David Paul Appell When my husband was just a little fella, he was also a little nerd (an adorable little nerd, it goes without saying!) who was always dragging his folks to the Miami Science Museum in Miami’s Coconut Grove dist...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: Spain’s European Empire

September 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Rijksmuseum Most everyone is well aware that Spain had a far-flung overseas empire, which included not only most of Latin America but also the Philippines and even areas of northern and western Africa. (resulting in Africa’s only Spanish-speaking ...Leer más

The Jewish History & Heritage of Prague

September 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Andreas Praefcke Every European country has a rich history left by its Jews since the early Middle Ages, and sometimes even earlier. And the Czech Republic – particularly its incredibly atmospheric capital Prague – has an especially marvelous le...Leer más

Barbecue in the USA: A Quick Primer

August 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

vwcampin In the USA, barbecue is a year-round treat, and many regions of the country – mostly in the American South – have their own particular slant on the art of roasting, smoking, and saucing meats on a nice hot grill or in a smoker or pit....Leer más

Spain’s *Real* Goth Girls (& Guys): Top 7 Visigothic Sites

July 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando   The Visigoths were among the Germanic tribes that sacked imperial Rome in the early 5th century and came to hold sway over significant swaths of what is today Italy and especially southern Fran...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: A Look Back at Spain’s Ruling Bourbon Dynasty

July 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Presidencia de la República Mexicana This summer marks the third anniversary of the ascension of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia (seen above on a state visit to Mexico) to the constitutional throne of Spain. Succeeding his father, Juan Carlos I,...Leer más

12 Top Archaeological Sites of Mexico’s Yucatan

June 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Progettocrema Some of the world’s most famous ruins can be found in this expansive, steamy lowland peninsula covering the southern Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo (as well as, many people don’t realise, northern Belize...Leer más

42 Years After ‘Jaws’, Martha’s Vineyard Still Quite a Catch

June 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Vidu Gunaratna Some time ago I happened to run across that toothy old classic Jaws online, and as I watched, the impossibly picturesque maritime settings and endless beaches awakened in me a nostalgia for the light, colours, sounds, and tastes of...Leer más

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