The first time I went to Spain's famed coastal town of San Sebastian, I arrived via train, having traveled down from Amsterdam with two Scottish fel...
South Beach, bringing the heat. Well, actually, close to South Beach but away from the fray, and whimsically dressed up in mid-century Art Deco--that's what this Thompson has to offer.
Ask anybody who travels, or travel bloggers in particular, how they feel about this question and I guarantee 99 percent of them will say the same as I'm about to. There is no magic. There is no formula. Just research, will and determination.
Waters in all shades of blue, from light sky blue to turquoise, and gorgeous beaches drenched in white, golden or black sand pass in front of the user's eyes at TripInView.com, a site that offers a new way of choosing one's vacation.
That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.
Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?
Have you ever wondered why there are so many old-time forts on the Caribbean islands? And who built them? And why?
Recently, I walked a section of the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage that begins in France and ends in Spain. For centuries, thousands of pilgrims of different spiritual traditions, backgrounds, and countries travel to participate in the 800-kilometer trek.
The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.
Suddenly, one of them stands to sing. Unsurprised, his tablemates join him, clapping to the rhythm and improvising lyrics for dinnertime ambiance.
The eurozone is playing a dangerous game with Greece. Officials are treating the Greek crisis of payments as a liquidity problem. And that's true as far as it goes. But Milton's famous line from Paradise Lost in the title of this post may still be true for the European Union.
BARCELONA - For decades, political debate in Europe between conservatives and the left focused largely on economic institutions and policies. In this bi-polar system, the parties differed on the nuances of economic policy, but broadly agreed on democratic values, the European project, and the need to adapt to and manage globalization, rather than reject it wholesale. But, with the growing success of appeals to identity and renewed ethnic or religious nationalism, that is changing. Are the ghosts of the early and mid-twentieth century returning?
By his own account, Lluís Olivé has been shooting images in the city of Barcelona for about 50 years: street scenes, demonstrations, parades, architectural details, tiles, iron work, doors, doorknobs, windows and of course, graffiti and street art.
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.
I spoke with Pierpaolo Barbieri about his re-framing of the relationship between two of the world's most despised men, the intrinsic danger of absolute power, and historical memory's very long shadow.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...