barcelona’s trash is my treasure, and new travel bag

One important piece of travel gear is a day bag to carry around the various cities you will visit during your travels, and of...

the berlin wall: an ironic symbol of freedom

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. As far back as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by Berlin. Berlin is a cosmopolitan city of...

the beauty of montenegro’s durmitor national park

The Durmitor region in the northwest of Montenegro was declared a national park in 1952. The park includes the massif of Durmitor and the...

the castles of western slovakia

While on a trip to Bratislava, Slovakia, my travel buddies and I decided to rent a car and take a look at some of...

helsinki, finland and the suomenlinna fortress

Finland’s largest and capital city, Helsinki is a travel destination that combines the flavors of Scandinavia, the Baltics and Russian Europe into a unique...

zagreb’s ban jelačić square: waiting for the tram or an alien abduction?

Just steps from the Hotel Dubrovnik is Zagreb's central square and its epicenter of public transportation – Ban Jelačić Square, an expansive public space...

a little cup of italy in london

It should be no surprise that one of my favorite travel activities is to sit at a cafe and sip a good latte or...

today we celebrate a legacy of serfdom, privilege, and the divine right of kings

Today we celebrate God’s chosen couple. They are better than you. They are richer than you. They are more privileged. You should bow down...

i’m your best friend, i kill you for nothing: a photo history of genocide...

In the heart of Sarajevo, just across from the main cathedral, can be found a photo and video exhibit that chronicles the horrors of...

a complicated matter

The history of Northern Cyprus is a complicated one, and that remains the case today.  From the seventh millennium B.C.E. through the mid-twentieth century...

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