Germany has many traditions, several of which date back hundreds of years. The endurance and steadfastness of these traditions is nothing short of impressive. This is particularly true of the special events and festivals on offer in Germany. This overview gives you a look at the most famous, the oldest, and perhaps the most unusual German festivities.
My intended destination was Kong Lor cave, one of the highlights of central Laos on the Thakhek Loop, a 350-mile route normally starting from the town of the same name. The loop is gaining notoriety as an inexpensive must-do in Laos for its abundance of caves, nearly empty winding roads, and mountainous landscapes.
Some of the places in Belize that have gotten very popular recently, are a gamble, and we wanted to shed some light on the possible positives and negatives about some of the crazy growth shown in some of the new hotspots in the country.
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, serving as the capital of the region of Murcia and its center of culture and history. Lying at the confluence of the Segura and Guadalentín rivers, in a fertile area known as the Huerta (orchard land), Murcia thrives in agriculture and tourism. Here are my picks for the top 10 things to do in Murcia.
No one likes to be in the hospital, yet whenever my husband, Clyde, thinks about the time he was hospitalized in Spain, he smiles. Spoiler Alert: He liked the spongebaths. We’d been house- and petsitting in the rural countryside of Spain. It wasn’t a tough gig. Surrounded by nothing more than a desert-like vista of dirt...
Whether you’re standing in the center of the medieval old town or peering down from the city tower, you’ll never lose sight of the mountains in Innsbruck. In summer, the vibrant, colorful city comes to life with open-air concerts and outdoor cafes open late into the evening.
Early mornings are my favorite time in San Salvador. I love to sit on my balcony and watch as the city wakes up. In the hour just after dawn, you can still hear the call of geckos and the songs of birds. It’s never really cold here, but at that time, the air is relatively cool and the smell of fresh-baked empanadas de leche wafts up to my fourth-floor balcony.
I’m traveling south from Quito toward Ambato, and the straggling residential overflow from the capital city persists until the road branches off eastward into the Pastaza valley. That’s where the town of Baños de Agua Santa sits, snug in a hollow between snowcapped peaks. You have to remind yourself to look up...
Sicilians are proud people; proud of their heritage, proud of their food, and proud of their island. But the one big difference that they want you to understand, is why Sicily is even more fabulous than the rest of Italy. And they are prepared to go to the ends of the earth to prove it.
Do you like the idea of retiring abroad in a small coastal town? If so, let me share a couple of interesting options in Uruguay. First off, the fact that they’re in Uruguay is a big plus. Uruguay doesn’t get destructive earthquakes, doesn't have volcanoes, and is not in a hurricane path. Plus, it’s socially stable, with...