So though mega-metropolises like Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, or Los Angeles might intimidate you, fear not. You can always retreat to these intimate boutiques for some quiet time amidst the bustle of the big city.
Emerging market and developing economies are still going strong, but in advanced economies, there appears to be a growing bifurcation between the United States on the one hand, and the Euro area on the other.
Al Jazeera is exploring the acquisition of Spain's La Liga premier soccer league rights in a bid to expand its budding global sports franchise in a world in which pan-Arab television is on the decline.
It's time to shed the threads because it's officially summer festival season in Spain! Throughout the summer months, there are tons of Spanish fests that celebrate saints, celebrate music, celebrate life, and celebrate celebrating.
In Blancanieves, Spanish director Pablo Berger takes the classic tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, sets it in Seville in the 1920s and recasts it as the tale of an orphaned daughter of an illustrious toreador.
In spite of a sordid backstory, the city of St. Augustine pulled out all the stops to mark the "discovery" of Florida, beginning with a reenactment of the Spaniard's landing at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.
As they scramble to sort out the mess in Cyprus, European officials would be well advised to constantly remind themselves of a reality that I suspect extends across the continent: Despite all the happy talk about smaller deficits and lower sovereign credit spreads, citizens are yet to feel any notable improvement in their actual standard of living and in their prospects. Day in and day out, this situation undermines the population's confidence in the timely responsiveness of their elected representatives, the political system and traditional political parties. The longer this persists, the harder it will be to pivot to the type of policy reforms needed to decisively avoid more years of economic difficulties.
One of the most affordable destinations in the Caribbean, the Bahamas offer plenty of Spring Break deals.
Their story is so strange it dominated Spanish headlines for several news cycles while it destroyed their reputations as well as the credibility of the young think tank they defrauded. They can't show their faces in Spain, yet she runs her production company out of New York and he's in Washington, DC, working for the IMF.
There is no one European identity, no one voice that speaks for the myriad of countries that make up the EU. Before increased monetary and fiscal integration can take place, European leaders need to focus on enhancing their political union.
Whether steeped in solemnity or sprung from pure silliness, festivals around the world never cease to intrigue, amaze or, at the very least, entertain...
From Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the king's son-in-law, Spain faces of a crisis of leadership, consumed by economic corruption and scandals born of greed.
In this Postcard from Spain, our guide Bo Lohmann shares with us his favorite Spanish recipes, wines and sights (plus tells us the real reason why he always travels with a Swiss Army knife).
Tucked away on the eastern slope of Mount Takenoko at the Naeba Ski Resort, this event draws die-hard music fans willing to travel far and wide to get there.
It would be far more sensible for investors to remain cautious about the future, rather than to assume that the sun will continue to shine indefinitely.
During the years that followed the euro's introduction, financial integration proceeded rapidly and markets and governments hailed it as a sign of success. But in fact, a lasting convergence in productivity did not materialize. So where do we stand, and what more is needed?