All in all, a fascinating time in magnificent scenery amid spectacular architecture, even if the faith thing doesn't really work for me.
I often say the Volterra is my favorite Italian hill town. Returning this year for my research chores, I was wondering if that was overstating things....
It's almost a century later than would have been ideal, but Sgt. Henry Johnson* and Sgt. William Shemin are ...
Suddenly, one of them stands to sing. Unsurprised, his tablemates join him, clapping to the rhythm and improvising lyrics for dinnertime ambiance.
A sea of fear divides Europeans from migrants. Migrants fear death on the sea. For Europeans, there was, and still is, the fear of accommodating, of sharing. There's a lack of courage in not putting these people -- who have risked their lives -- first.
On the first day of 2010, I got a phone call from the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), the official organizers of Eurovision's Georgian chapter. The previous year, I co-wrote the 2009 Icelandic Eurovision entry, "Is It True?," a runner-up that received a silver prize at the finals held in Moscow.
A girl hides, quietly hoping the leaning tower doesn't find her. (Or perhaps I misinterpreted this scene. Can you give it a better caption?)...
In the beginning, there existed an island -- uninhabited but for the Arctic fox -- sculpted by snow and ice, wind, water, and fire. This wild, windswept land had no name, until settlers arrived in the 10th century, and made this place their home.
If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.
It is so quiet that if you need a cab the doorman may have to dash to the next street to fetch one for you.
San Gimignano comes off as a pretty greedy place during the day. (But at night, they've made their money, and the place becomes more romantic.)
When it comes to hill towns in Tuscany, San Gimignano is the region's glamour girl, getting all of the attention from passing tour buses. A quick stro...
Due to hectic work schedules and tight budgets, Americans are traveling less this year than they have in the past forty. But they're certainly still traveling, and this summer, many are jetting off to international locales.
Europe needs a new positive narrative to confront the plethora of serious internal and external challenges it faces. Otherwise, the entire European project as such may be at risk. This would be a historic mistake.
When you hear of a country that is bound by multiple cultures, landscapes and seasonal activities, you know it's worth a visit. Nestled at the foot of the Dolomites, South Tyrol is a picture-perfect alpine dream.
Usually visiting the DPA Gifting Lounge in Cannes is a treat and a welcomed oasis of treats and beautiful things to behold for this overstretched writer in need of some serious rest. But this year, Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko provided so much more than that.