CULTURE

Ancient city of Petra

Ancient Petra: The rose-red city of wonder

By Janice and George

Gazing up at the jaw-dropping monuments in ancient Petra – your feet sinking into soft red sand – you’ll be amazed by the genius of its Nabatean builders. They chiseled a whole city of tombs and houses out of pink rock.

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Things to do in Old San Juan

Top Things to Do in Colorful Old San Juan

By Janice and George

Wandering the colorful cobblestone streets is one of the best things to do in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. There’s virtually no evidence of hurricane damage, and the UNESCO city welcomes visitors again!

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Dubrovnik wall walk

Get High! Walk the Dubrovnik city walls

By Janice and George

The best thing to do in Dubrovnik? Walk on top of the medieval city walls. Gaze down on one side at churches, palaces and carved fountains, all crammed together with apartments and cafes. On the other side, gawk at the turquoise sea.

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Louisville Theater

Louisville Theater: The River City’s 5 best stages

By Ben Lovell

Move over New York and Chicago! The Louisville theater scene packs in a lot of fabulous drama too! Tops on the list of the 5 best stages is the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

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Must see at the Met

What to see at NYC’s Met museum if short on time

By Janice and George

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is fabulous – but huge! If short on time, don’t miss pieces you must see, like “The Love Letter” painting and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur.

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Orozco murals

Hot Art: Visiting Orozco’s fiery murals in Guadalajara

By Janice and George

He lost an eye and a hand in a fireworks accident. Yet Jose Clemente Orozco was one of Mexico’s great muralists – who painted some fiery murals in Guadalajara.

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is Osaka worth visiting

Is Osaka worth visiting in Japan? What you’ll miss if you don’t go

By Tiffany Cu

Is Osaka worth visiting in Japan? Yes! It’s known as the Nation’s Kitchen (you’ll love the sushi). The puppet theater is unique. There’s fab shopping too.

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Friedrichsbad

The art of bathing naked in Baden-Baden’s Friedrichsbad

By Janice and George

The Germans sure know how to take a bath! The Friedrichsbad is a Baden-Baden spa with 17 stages of bathing pleasure. But you’ll be, ahem, naked in front of many other people.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

8 Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

By Janice and George

Got a crush for ancient temples and cities? Crave exploring tea plantations and wildlife reserves? Then you’ll love these 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.

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Copenhagen photos

Copenhagen’s colorful bicycles

By Ellen Daae Hardy

It’s impossible to look at Copenhagen photos and not spot some bicycles. The Copenhagen bicycle culture is that strong! These photos will make you want to go for a ride.

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Tetouan Medina

A photo tour of the colorful Tetouan Medina in Morocco

By Janice and George

Market day is the best day to explore Morocco’s colorful Tetuoan Medina – see everything from squawking chickens and mounds of spices to sheep and goat heads!

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Shinbyu Myanmar festival

Snapshot Story #24: Colorful Shinbyu procession celebrates novice monks

By Janice and George

The Shinbyu ceremony in Myanmar (Burma) celebrates boys becoming novice monks. It begins with a colorful procession to the monastery.

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bargaining in Mexico

Bargaining in Mexico? It’s fun! Here’s how to haggle like a pro

By Janice and George

“Necklaces! Bracelets! Cheap Mexican junk!” The cries of the vendors ring out on Mexican beaches. And bargaining in Mexico is part of the shopping fun.

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victor hugo museum in villequier

Love, life and death at the Victor Hugo Museum in Villequier

By Janice and George

Bicycle along the Seine River to the village of Villequier, and you reach the Victor Hugo Museum. It celebrates the life, loves and work of the famous French author.

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