Although I may be biased, given that it’s my home, I’d argue that any year is a good year to visit Scotland. This small nation offers untamed and dramatic natural beauty, a turbulent history, great drink and intriguing food. This year, however, is not just a good year, but a great year to visit Scotland. […]
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Whether you’re a visitor to the great land Down Under (or an Aussie traveler), there are many ways to celebrate Australia Day besides the typical Aussie barbecue no matter where you might be traveling on the big day. All of these options have been chosen to help people get better acquainted with the country that […]
Vast, glistening fjords? Horn-capped Viking invaders? The eerie glow of the Northern Lights? Whatever comes to mind when you think of Norway, there’s no doubt that it’s steeped in mystique. With its location on the cusp of the Arctic and wilderness blanketed with snow for up to 6 months a year, Norway is a country […]
Tokyo will host the summer Olympic Games in 2020, and it’s sure to be one of the most exciting and memorable in modern history. The vast majority of Japan’s population supports hosting the Games, the proposed budget comes in at a (relatively) reasonable $75 million, and the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast in a level […]
A bunch of innovative museums have opened or reopened in Krakow over the last few years. Forward-looking and beautifully curated, they are a welcome addition to the manifold Renaissance charms of Wawel Hill and the fine decorative art displays in the National Museum. Several of these new venues are scattered around the historic Old Town […]
One of the favorite things I love about traveling is sign spotting – coming across the funny signs that don’t quite translate very well into English, or that have an interesting history or strange reason for being. I’ve put together a sample of some of the unusual signs I have feasted my eyes on over […]
There’s nothing like the experience of running your first marathon – the pre-race jitters, the mid-race creeping doubt and, finally, the post-race jubilation. But once you have that first marathon under your belt, you may be looking for an additional challenge. So why not hit the road? Running a marathon in unfamiliar territory can be […]
Caves have always fascinated human beings. We have used them for shelter, for food storage, as canvases for our art – we have even transformed them into homes and temples. Caves tend to have an otherworldly mystery about them, with their often tortuous, claustrophobic chambers, their strange creatures and the intensity of their darkness. It […]
While it might seem like a strange thing to add to your vacation to-do list, visiting beautiful cemeteries when you travel can be an interesting way to learn about a place’s history – not to mention see some of its most stunning landscapes.
People have long loved Charleston, South Carolina for the gentile Southern hospitality and the culture steeped in history. But what you may not know is that there’s more to this city than the locals (sweeter than their famous pralines) or Civil War history.