didn't rush into the purchase. Having tripped more than I liked on broken sidewalks -- and landing in the street -- I realized that the time had come for more than a cane.
From the pubs of London to the ruins of Athens, these are the European destinations Americans are wishing for this summer.
The fun and lively new hot spot in Rome is the Monti neighborhood. I just spent a couple of nights there exploring and enjoying restaurants -- all in the name of guidebook research.
As much as I love guidebooks, a museum or sight is much easier to enjoy when you can listen while gazing at what you came to see, instead of looking down and reading from a book. Here's a two-minute sample (recorded on my iPhone) starring Aphrodite, Pan and Eros.
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Slovenian poet and cultural critic Aleš Debeljak and I had a wide-ranging conversation on the reasons for Yugoslavia's unraveling, the literary landscape after the wars of the 1990s, the challenge of constructing a pan-European history, the brittleness of social and political institutions.
The people who hit the streets, on the first of May in Italy, wanted to celebrate the day of labor in the major cities. Also, to express their worries about the lack of work and the unemployment (which is now 43 percent among young people). Their credo: more work for everybody, less work per person.
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The whole point of a vacation is to go and enjoy yourself. Do that how you will. But however great the temptation (or the thrill of almost getting caught) with this totally hot guy you just met, keep your feet on the ground.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.
Ok, yes, les Puces means the fleas. But how many fleas have you seen in flea markets? Most likely none. In Paris, going daily or weekly to the markets for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meat, flowers and all sorts of food is a ritual very cherished, as nothing beats the freshness of farmers' food. Who likes supermarkets?
If you want to branch out from the major European destinations while abroad, check out this list to add some great cities to your travel bucket list.
The Book Doctors met Jeff Holsinger at the Tucson Book Festival and when he told us about his book, The Invention of Fire, we just had to pick his brain about writing historical fiction, non-fiction, teaching fiction, plagues, witches, wars and guns.
Europe is now on the verge of making the cruel decisions the United States made in Haiti and in Mexico. Wealthy northern countries must decide if they want to change the way of life they have created over centuries and accept tens of millions of people fleeing poverty and corruption.
Of course, Greece has its economic crisis. But that doesn't mean the 10 million people who live there aren't living life with creativity and gusto.
My top five regions to discover in Spain show completely different sides of Spain -- yet with some very important common factors: you'll be met with great hospitality everywhere and you'll love the freshness and the flavor of the food.