CULTURE

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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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, is worth a stop at sunset

By Janice and George

Just like the tower’s unintended tilt, our guest photographer’s visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset was unintended. But it resulted in this stunning photo from her Italy trip.

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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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Snapshot Story #22: Louvre copyists learn by painting the masterpieces

By Janice and George

The Louvre Museum has a tradition of allowing artists to learn by painting the masterpieces. Sometimes they catch your attention more than the original art.

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Is the fairytale Chateau de Chantilly better than Versailles?

By Janice and George

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 lovely Dali town

By Janice and George

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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stockholm drottningholm palace

A regal day trip to Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace

By Janice and George

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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Art Walk San Jose del Cabo

Art and wine at Art Walk San Jose del Cabo

By Janice and George

We love Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo in Mexico! Sip wine, nibble free tapas from wandering restaurateurs and meet artists in local galleries as you stroll the historic art district.

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Edvard Grieg Museum

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

By Janice and George

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

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

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

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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