Karen Blixen’s Famed Farm

“I had a farm in Africa.” So begins the 1985 film Out of Africa, with what may be the most famous 15 seconds in American film. What follows is a sweeping epic that spans some […]

9 Things to Know About the Maasai

The Maasai people have been the center of Kenya’s rural culture for generations. When you visit Masai Mara National Park and other game reserves here, you are on their sacred land. These fascinating facts may […]

Infinite Majesty in the Balkans; Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria is the largest city in Bulgaria and also its capital. With a history of 2,000+ years, this city is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Sofia is full of incredible sites including […]

Turkey: The Crossroads of Europe and Asia

Hoşgeldiniz and welcome to the Mediterranean country that is not only home to the city that straddles Europe and Asia but also has a history more diverse than any Asian or European country. Turkey, or […]

Brazil is Dropping Visa Requirement for US Citizens This Summer

This week, the government in Brazil reported that citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia no longer need a visa to enter this South American country. This change will go into effect on […]

The Fairy Tale Town of Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium is truly like stepping into a fairy tale with its medieval architecture, stone bridges, cobbled streets and winding canals. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in […]

Take a Walk Around Dubrovnik, Literally

To understand the civilized nature of those who governed the Republic of Ragusa—as the city of Dubrovnik was known from 1358 to 1808—look no further than the city’s motto. In Latin, it read, “Non bene […]

The Interior of La Sagrada Familia; Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia is an essential point in the city of Barcelona, Spain and a true landmark of the area. Most people know the church from the exterior architecture, made famous by Antoni Gaudi, but […]

Epic Sites in Troy, Turkey

The ancient city of Troy, and estimated point of the Trojan War, is located in modern day Anatolia, Turkey. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located just south of the mouth of the Dardanelles strait […]

Uzbekistan: Central Asia’s Magnificent Center of Culture and History

“Yol boisin.” It’s an Uzbek saying that may well date back to the days of the Silk Road, when traders departed along crude desert and mountain byways carting spices, perfumes, jewels and textiles to far-off […]