A recent essay in The Economist examines what's gone wrong with democracy. The last quarter of the twentieth century was a heyday for democracy as n...
With its pursuit of the Tibet case, the Spanish courts had sent a strong message to those who oppress with impunity. But it is now looking like Spain may well be out of daring altogether.
With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.
With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.
Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.
There is, sadly, a widespread passivity towards the institutions. New stories of corruption find their way into the news with monotonous regularity. Each one sounds like the one before. They involve not only the main political parties, the government and trade unions but even the royal family.
Locals used to "persecute" magnificent birds of prey, he explained, whereas "today it's a point of pride to say you have a Spanish imperial eagle on your land." Once down to 30 pairs, the species has rebounded to as many as three-hundred.
I've never seen this done before, nor do I believe anyone ever has done it before.
Homesick for the city where I grew up, I am drawn back to Madrid from time to time for a brief weekend. I was pleased to notice more activity this time -- more people eating out, dancing and laughing. New shops have opened. Trendy restaurants are fully booked. No time for a siesta, it would seem. The cosmopolitan center of the capital of Spain may not be representative of the state of the nation, yet it was a lot quieter two years ago. Is the crisis over?
Exploring a Greek island, a Mexican colonial town, a biblical site or wherever can be a lot more fun if you put yourself in the sandals, boots and shoes of the historical superstars of those places.
Unlike in the U.S. where the war on women's right to choose is being played out insidiously at the state level, Spain's Popular Party went for a full-frontal assault on this right because they can.
No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.
This week, we added two new projects in Uganda, one in Spain and four in the U.S. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
The country's pleasant climate and extraordinary cuisine are natural reasons to want to visit Spain, but when our travelers return from their vacations, the first thing they say is they can't believe how beautiful the Spanish countryside is!
1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe....
The coolest part is that our selfie lives forever online and can be seen by anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. It's that kind of global, instant reach that attracted a pair of Instagram lovers from Spain to create what's going to be the world's largest collection of digital photos ever.