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Cultural Tourism

Chicagoland's Arts and Culture Brings the Vibrancy -- and Money, Too!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.12.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Whether you're visiting Chicago for the first time or returning home, one thing is apparent: this is a city that values its creative sector.

Great Classical Music Festivals of 2014: Music Academy of the West

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

One of the great places to hear chamber music during the summer is at the Music Academy of the West, in the sleepy town of Montecito up the coast from Los Angeles.

Great Classical Music Festivals of 2014: Itinéraire Baroque in the Dordogne, July 24-27

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Under the right circumstances, and surprisingly often and vividly, these smaller festivals can be your best bets for finding that ambience of intimacy and relationship under which music rises to its most heightened levels of experience.

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
minube

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

Classical Sounds: Film Noir Bach From NeoBarock and Robert Schneider

Laurence Vittes | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

"What do you want to prove with your Canons? The fact that there is no gravity?" - Johann Christoph Altnikol to his father-in-law, Johann Sebastian Ba...

The New Stars of European Travel

minube | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
minube

Could it be that American travelers are passing over Western Europe's traditional tourist trail in favor of newer, less-traveled destinations in southern and eastern Europe?

Remaking America Through the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The arts can serve as both a model and catalyst for change for a number of the pressing societal challenges which face our nation. But it will require new ways of thinking and engaging with the opportunities and challenges of a more diverse, technologically-driven and entrepreneurial world.

Eating Guinea Pig In Ecuador

Pam Grout | Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

The crux of my trip to Ecuador was connecting with someone who looks at life through a different lens. This time, that lens involved eating guinea pig.