Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city. It’s the political hub of the country, and the cultural and historical center, too. Founded more than 1,000 years ago, the city remains steeped in tradition. Hanoi was occupied by the Chinese for much of its early history, and later by the French.

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

As I stroll through the streets of Madrid on my way to The Prado, I read quotations from beloved Spanish authors inscribed in golden letters on the sidewalk beneath my feet. This is how Madrid expresses her love of arts and letters in one particular neighborhood...

Mexico

Mexico

As many as 1 million U.S. and Canadian citizens already call Mexico their home, with more joining them all the time. In terms of numbers, Mexico is the most popular expat destination for North Americans in the world. This should come as no surprise, actually. Mexico has a lot to recommend it. Convenience, for one Read more...: Mexico

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

For many North Americans, Portugal is a somewhat undiscovered territory. Located west of Spain, it’s famous for Port wine. But there’s much to learn about this jewel of a country, especially its stunning geography. In broad strokes, the Douro River separates the northern region from the central. The Tejo (you may hear it referred to as the Tagus, its former Roman name) River outlines the center of the country from the Alentejo region (literally translated as “below Tejo”).