Month: September 2018

The Many Beautiful Faces of France

It is little wonder that France is one of the world’s most visited countries. This beloved nation exudes endless romance, epic histories, and rich cultures that have endured centuries. No matter how many times we […]

Albania’s Legend of Skanderburg

In Albania, hearts swell with national pride at the mere mention of his name. Born George Castriot into a noble family, the man who would famously go down in history as Skanderbeg led an anti-Ottoman rebellion that planted the seeds of cultural identity for Albania and Macedonia.

Romania’s Remarkable Storybook Castle

In the 1870s, when King Carol I of Romania traveled outside Sinaia and saw the rolling and rugged hills of the magnificent Carpathian Mountains, he knew this was the place to build his castle. His Majesty certainly had a good eye for settings; his remarkable home is nestled quietly on a gentle slope, yet it also strikes a commanding pose, seeming to lord over the sweeping cradle in which it is swaddled.

Getting Back to Nature in Banff, Alberta

Banff, Alberta is located in Western Canada nestled among the Rocky Mountains and located about an hour and a half outside of Calgary.

This is Macedonia; Astounding Nature, Enriching Culture and Incredible History

With its secluded location north of Greece, east of Albania, and west of Bulgaria, Macedonia boasts a rich and enduring culture that has been shaped and, yes, sometimes tested, by its geography and its history.

The Historic Center of Toledo, Spain

Ancient Toledo, Spain is packed with history within its old city walls, Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments, and the former home of Mannerist painter El Greco.

The Rise of Bucharest, Romania’s Gem

You might be forgiven if you confuse Bucharest, Romania and Budapest, Hungary. But probably not by the locals