Must see at the Met

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

By Janice and George | December 8, 2018

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 | October 11, 2018

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

By Janice and George | September 8, 2018

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 | August 24, 2018

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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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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Edvard Grieg Museum

The Edvard Grieg Museum (and love story) cast a beautiful spell

By Janice and George | January 14, 2017

Attend a lunch-time concert at the Edvard Grieg Museum in Troldhaugen, and the music – and love story between Edvard and his wife – cast their 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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