CULTURE

temples of ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs honor the gods

By Janice and George

Cruise the Nile, and you see incredulous ancient Egyptian temples (sacred sites of worship, learning, healing and love) honoring the gods.

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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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Sanctuary of Atotonilco

The Sanctuary of Atotonilco: Mexico’s Sistine Chapel

By Janice and George

Dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of Mexico,” the remarkable Sanctuary of Atotonilco is a riot of color, decorated with oil paintings, poems, sculptures and frescoes.

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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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Toy Museum, San Miguel de Allende

Feel playful at the Mexican toy museum, San Miguel de Allende

By Janice and George

We bet Santa would love to get his hands on the toys at the whimsical Toy Museum in San Miguel de Allende (Museo La Esquina). It’s packed with 2,000+ hand-crafted Mexican toys!

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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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gdansk old town

A peek into Gdansk Old Town

By Janice and George

Gdansk, Poland, is not just shipyards and the birthplace of modern Europe’s anti-communist movement. Gdansk Old Town is a colorful medieval center – and very pretty!

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Myanmar monks

Myanmar monks and memories

By Janice and George

The land of immortality – and gems. The golden land, for its pagodas and sunsets. Photos of Myanmar monks and our memories remind us of this special land.

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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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Amber Room at Catherine palace

Catherine Palace and the mystery of the looted Amber Room

By Janice and George

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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Oodles of cultural activities in Mexico City, and other surprises

By Janice and George

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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The amazing temples of Bagan – a photo safari

By Janice and George

Nothing can prepare you for the sight of the thousands of brick-red and honey-colored temples of Bagan in Myanmar, shimmering in the baking sun. The best way to see them is on a horse-and-buggy ride at sunset.

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