|Sintra : Portugal
John M Edwards
Setting up my tent on a grassy knoll in sight of the splendid Moorish castle
A defining moment takes you by surprise; most of the time, you don’t even see it coming until you walk in its midst, broke, hungry, and bare-foot in the nighttime streets of Rome.
A stumble through fantasyland
Picton, in the north-eastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, used to be a pretty little seaside village with all the potential in the world for being a true tourist Mecca.
A Dead Paradise
Matthew Bremner in Imsouane
In the early morning its bay yawns into gigantic consciousness, swallowing, in dawn's semi-sentinence, a large gulp of the Atlantic ocean.
First Impressions of Milano
Henrietta lived in Milano, tourism didn’t interest her, and it was not her priority for us to appreciate a sight for too long
Discovering a Unique Identity
I thought of Puerto Rico as a tropical island. I came to realize that it is instead a series of juxtapositions
The Temazcal and the Ceiba Tree:
A Trip among the Maya
Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger
I first stumbled into the soaring thatched-roof lobby of the Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, some years ago. Could this really be a hotel?
Prince Christian Sound
Visit the blue-gray Arctic waters amid one billion year-old granite mountains, see cascading waterfalls formed by melting glaciers
Austin Café Limits
John M. Edwards
Kickass Cool Coffee Quest @ Quacks
How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love The Shield Law
Just received notice from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that I am a criminal. Well, could be a criminal. Aim to be a criminal? Not sure.
Spain & The Media
Here in Spain its business as usual, chaos all round. Spaniards like any other humans are more interested in what happens in their neighborhood than events hundreds of miles away
On the topic of Death
The subject of death isn’t likely to bring joy to people’s hearts. I can imagine the rolling of your eyes as you see the title
Death still stalks the crumbling mineshafts and the mountain, a grave for millions, looms over the town cursed by silver. The Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain) remains a deadly place for miners
Emancipation or entrapment?
“You should make quick decisions about marriage because you are a girl and you carry an expiry date on you.”
Although slowed by the rise of Christianity, for centuries it remained a part of reality. Modern day resort residents blame or, if they happen to own a restaurant or a hotel, praise, low airline fares and cheap all-inclusive hotel rates for its existence.
A Sea of White
9,387 white marble gravestones stand erect on a perfectly manicured lawn in Normandy, France. Stretching across 172 acres of land overlooking Omaha Beach
Second Term Jinx - Obama Style
James Campion 17.05.13
This has been a stellar week for the federal government, and by proxy a bad week for our re-elected president
Take A Walk
Rachel Kaye in Jordan
When you journey to a new country, people always say to do as the natives do.
Catalan Springs Eternal
“El mue nom és Olivia. Sóc dels Estats Units,” the few words I remembered from my half semester of Catalan seems to have paid off.
I anxiously scoured the Valley Metro site for clear and understandable directions to Fiesta Mall. I’ll just go ahead and stop myself right here and say that this was mistake #1 ...
How to See Tangier in Twelve Hours
So you want to go to Tangier? The city consists of many fascinating hybrids: of northern Africa and Southern Spain, of a Mediterranean port city and a desert oasis
Not until after I opened my eyes, back stiff from lying on the hard, carpeted floor of a classroom, and faced sixteen children, did I register the sheer abnormality of what had just occurred
Grandeur of Washington's National Mall
To America's youth, Washington D.C., their country's capital, is an almost mythical city.
Radnor students reach beyond borders
Pen Pals Club at Radnor Middle School, PA, raised over $5,000 to fund the building of a bathroom at Bupala Primary School in Uganda
Fragrance in Wild Wood Spa
Marianne de Nazareth
A thousand flowers envelop you as you step into the reception at Wild Wood Spa and resort at Kundapur.
Living life by the quarter year
A year ago I left a little five-month ‘nook’ in Melbourne for the sunshine and relaxation Perth had to offer. I set up camp in Perth, sleeping in my friend’s double bed for the first two weeks.