CULTURE

Stockholm's 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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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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Botanical gardens in Kauai

Kauai’s beautiful Allerton and McBryde botanical gardens

By Janice and George

Hawai’s lush “garden isle” is a natural spot for two whimsical Kauai botanical gardens known as the Allerton and McBryde Gardens.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

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

By Dhara Nargundkar

Just like the tower’s unintended tilt, our visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset was unintended. But it resulted in the most memorable photo from our Italy trip!

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Things to do in Gamla Stan

Things to do in Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s Old Town)

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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Shinbyu Myanmar festival

Colorful Shinbyu celebrates novice monks

By Peta and Ben Kaplan

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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Louvre copyists learn by painting the masterpieces

By Rose Palmer

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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