Adventure in Cantabria, North Spain: Scaling its ‘Via Ferratas’

July 1, 2021 - Sin comentarios

Rudolf Ernst   In this blog over the years we've gone on at length about the many awesome allures of this region - some 5,000 square kilometres (1,931 sq. miles) worth of rolling, verdant hills; soaring mountains; some 90 beaches along more ...Leer más

Colombia & its Extraordinary Natural & Cultural Legacy

June 17, 2021 - Sin comentarios

R.M. Nunes   The landscapes of South America's fourth largest country -  more than five times the size of the United Kingdom and more than twice that of Texas - are amazingly varied, encompassing tropical jungles, temperate forests, plains,...Leer más

11 (Mostly Adventurous) Musts on Magical Madeira

June 10, 2021 - Sin comentarios

Henrique Seruca   Part of Portugal, this three-island Atlantic Ocean archipelago just over a thousand kilometres (some 670 miles) southeast of the Iberian Peninsula offers a a balmy,  subtropical climate (averaging 25º Celsius/77º Fahrenh...Leer más

Captivating Corfu: Beaches & Beyond

June 3, 2021 - Sin comentarios

crazycroat   Known to Greeks as Kerkyra, one of Greece's easternmost islands is located in the Ionian Sea to the west of the mainland rather than the Aegean to the east, and just a short hop offshore from the Greek border with Albania. For m...Leer más

Dreamy Beaches & Beyond in Olbia, Gateway to Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda

May 27, 2021 - Sin comentarios

Travel Wild   Sardinia's fifth largest city, with around 60,000 inhabitants, is known especially as the gateway to and base for visiting the fabled nearby Costa Smeralda. But besides paradisiacal beaches, there's quite a bit to keep you en...Leer más

The Eco Side of Faro, Capital of Portugal’s Algarve

May 21, 2021 - Sin comentarios

Alexander Savin   Not long ago, this blog covered the charms of the Algarve's capital (pop. 118,000) - its Vila Adentro historic quarter, its interesting museums, even the ruins of an ancient Roman villa nearby called Milreu. But the Far...Leer más

Mexico City’s National Palace a Historical Trove

April 28, 2021 - Sin comentarios

  Many travellers flock to Mexico to partake of its paradisiacal beaches and the hopping après-plage nightlife and dining scene. But others are drawn as much or more to its truly amazing history stretching back thousands of years, to col...Leer más

Why Lastarria Is Santiago, Chile’s ‘It’ Neighbourhood of the Moment

January 6, 2021 - Sin comentarios

diegogrande   Every city has its fashionable and hip neighbourhoods, of course, and Chile's cosmopolitan capital is naturally no exception; this blog has covered one, Bellavista, and Brasil is another. But these days many consider the cooles...Leer más

7 of Brazil’s Best Beach Destinations, in its Northeast

December 3, 2020 - Sin comentarios

Thiago Santos   With a staggering nearly 7,500 kilometres (4,660 miles) of Atlantic Ocean coastline, of course my country has no shortage of lovely beaches. Rio de Janeiro strands like Copacabana and Ipanema may be the world's most reknowned...Leer más

Unplugged Paradise: Panama’s San Blas Islands

November 25, 2020 - Sin comentarios

  hanohiki   Panama of course has no shortage of islands, ravishing beaches, and secluded paradises. But this archipelago of around 365 islands and cays (barely 50 of them inhabited) spread over some 300 square kilometres (100 sq. mile...Leer más

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