CULTURE

Tetouan Medina

A photo tour of the colorful Tetouan Medina in Morocco

By Janice and George | May 28, 2018

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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bargaining in Mexico

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

By Janice and George | February 8, 2018

“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 | January 26, 2018

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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Is the fairytale Chateau de Chantilly better than Versailles?

By Janice and George | December 10, 2017

Near Paris, the Chateau de Chantilly is a fairytale wonder; it’s also home to one of France’s finest collections of classical paintings. Beats Versailles in some ways!

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Cadaques photos

Cadaques Photos: You’ll want to visit this beautiful Dali town

By Janice and George | October 19, 2017

No wonder Cadaques inspired surrealist painter Salvador Dali! Take a peek at these photos of Cadaques, one of the sweetest towns on Spain’s Costa Brava.

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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 | August 24, 2017

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. Fab shops too.

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stockholm drottningholm palace

A regal day trip to Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace

By Janice and George | May 15, 2017

Best daytrip in Stockholm? Take a century-old steamer across Lake Malaren to visit Drottningholm Palace on the “Queen’s Island.” (Don’t miss the “confidence” dining room.)

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Grieg concert at Troldhaugen – and a beautiful love story – cast their spell

By Janice and George | January 14, 2017

Attend a lunch-time Grieg concert at Troldhaugen, and the music – and love story between Edvard and his wife – will cast its spell.

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Tallinn Old Town

Eye-catching sights in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

By Janice and George | December 9, 2016

Forget the map! Tallinn Old Town in Estonia is perfect for soaking up its 1,000 years of history by strolling aimlessly and letting your curiosity guide your feet.

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walking gamla stan

Walking Gamla Stan (the Old Town) in Stockholm

By Janice and George | October 29, 2016

Cobbled streets, medieval churches – even a royal palace. It’s all here in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. And walking Gamla Stan is one of the first things visitors do in Stockholm.

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one day in berlin

One day in Berlin. Crazy? Or not…

By Janice and George | October 14, 2016

One day in Berlin isn’t enough. But if you only have a day, see the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and paintings on the Berlin Wall (especially “The Kiss”). We also traveled back through Germany’s turbulent times at the German Historical Museum.

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Catherine palace

Catherine Palace and the mystery of the looted Amber Room

By Janice and George | September 29, 2016

The Nazis stole the priceless Amber Room at Catherine Palace. The room was recreated though — and it’s a marvel to see! The mystery of the original missing amber treasure is fascinating too.

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best city to visit in canada

5 reasons why Victoria is the best city to visit in Canada

By Janice and George | August 16, 2016

It has great restaurants and a lovely island vibe, and it’s blooming pretty! Just 3 of 5 reasons why Victoria is the best city to visit in Canada.

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Oodles of cultural activities in Mexico City, and other surprises

By Janice and George | July 12, 2016

Mexico City surprised us – pleasantly! There are oodles of museums and cultural attractions in Mexico City. It has lots of parks. And locals ride eco-bikes.

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