The Best Aquariums in the United States

Aquariums are where the mysteries of the ocean come alive, offering glimpses into the lives of underwater creatures. Everyone loves an aquarium. Across the United States, these aquariums stand out for their exceptional exhibits, conservation efforts, and educational programs.

Music festivals in the United States are vibrant

Music festivals in the United States offer a blend of music, art, community, and celebration, attracting millions of attendees from around the globe. Each festival has its distinct flavor, history, and appeal.

Magnificent Train Stations

The world’s most magnificent train stations almost always betray an architectural genius. At their best, they tend to be not just transit points but also cultural landmarks, reflecting the time, spirit and geist of the cities they serve. Each has a unique story to tell.

How to Survive Long-Haul Flights

Long-haul flights can be daunting, often involving hours of travel across multiple time zones. Fear not.  With the right preparation, long-haul journeys can be more comfortable and even enjoyable. Here are a few salient tips for the next long-hour flight on which you find yourself. Choose Your Seat Wisely The seat you choose can significantly…

The “Sistine Chapel” of the ancients

Deep inside the jungles of Colombia, archeologists have discovered an extensive array of ancient rock paintings, hailed as the “Sistine Chapel of the Ancients.”  These glyphs represent a significant milestone in the study of pre-Columbian history and offer a new window into the lives of people who lived during the Ice Age. This discovery, made…

Eating Umbria – diamonds of the gourmet world

I’m walking through Pettino’s truffle-rich forests and pastures at the base of a mountain.  Leading the way are four hyped-up dogs – Pucci, Pippo, Vespa, and Enea; hot in their heels are truffle hunters Luciano and Bruno, armed with small picks and a leather bag for the loot. Truffle hunting is a centuries-old daily tradition,…

Actively Enjoying the Maldives – Club Med Kani

On most tiny tropical islands, the activities for the day predictable: snorkeling, diving, a spot of swimming, and cocktails served in coconut shells. If that’s all you require, the non-stop action at Club Med Kani in the Maldives can feel rather disconcerting. I was dubious about the enforced jollity of zumba classes, aqua-aerobics, sunset yoga,…

A Fantastic Fjord Detour Worth the Drive in Iceland

Iceland’s most scenic and popular route is the “Golden Circle” of approximately 300 kilometers of breathtaking views, often traversed in a circular pattern out and back from Reykjavik. Within the Golden Circle lie some of the country’s top attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfalls, and Geysir in the heart of an active…

The Best Airports in the World

Airports are not just transit hubs. Airports are gateways to cities and nations, playing a crucial role in shaping first impressions. Some airports stand out for their exceptional services, stunning architecture, and efficient operations.

The Best Beer Countries

The world of beer is rich and diverse. Each country brings its unique flavors and brewing traditions. Each nation contributes uniquely to the global beer landscape, from the experimental brews of the United States to the traditional ales of the United Kingdom and the precision-crafted lagers of Japan and Germany.