We've rounded up five cities whose historic districts date as far back as the arrival of Spanish settlements in the early 16th century. Intrepid travelers determined to visit the island before the floodgates open will want to add these places to their itineraries, because there's just something so swashbucklingly romantic about cannons in the tropics.
I didn't know much about desert-adapted lions before my trip to Namibia. I knew they were endangered like every other lion in Africa. But that's just part of their story. It wasn't until Stander's talk that I fully understood the magnificence of these majestic creatures -- the mere 150 that are left.