When it comes to planning our travel destinations, we’ve learned a couple of things about ourselves. First, if we talk about a place long enough, we eventually make a visit. And second, we can never predict where our inspiration will originate.
In the interest of rest, relaxation, and a bit of Thanksgiving time off, we’re re-publishing one of our most popular holiday posts: Pi on Pie.
Big, bold and massively over-budget, the controversial city-wide improvement project “Skopje 2014,” forever changed the look of the Macedonian capital. A revitalized river walk and new, flashy museums and government buildings were the main focus, but a third emphasis was the construction of what seems an almost unlimited number of monuments depicting historical figures from …
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” –Winston Churchill
We’re inveterate shoulder-season travelers, which for us means that at some point in the autumn, we’re on the road – sometimes in the US, sometimes overseas. Last year’s trip was a month-long fall fling in the Balkans. Autumn, like the other three seasons, has its signature events and activities. And in southeastern Europe it’s a …
It’s a universal truth that puppies, kittens, and kids the world over are drawn to shiny objects – and we were no different. In modern adult slang this attraction is called “bling,” but for devout Christians, tiny sliver charms are called milagros or tamata.
Shopping centers all across America have the same homogeneous mix of big-box and trendy fashion stores, but their marketing departments would have you believe that their mall is unique.
For towns hoping to preserve any period of history, the trick is maintaining authenticity: castles, churches, shops, and streets – all must fit the time.