Tag: wanderlust

The Courage of Sailors, the Growth of Empires

Historically speaking, the Iberian Peninsula has been the rudder to Europe’s leviathan. In fact, the tiny country of Portugal ruled the first global empire in history, with colonies stretching as far east as today’s China and as far west as Brazil. The Spanish Empire grew to gain an even broader reach—from today’s California in the west to Indonesia in the east—and has left a cultural and linguistic legacy unrivaled by any other country. How did these two nations expand their reach to the farthest reaches of the earth? One word: Spice.

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 Dreamscape of Santorini, Greece

There aren’t many places on earth that are as beautiful as the Greek Isles and one of the most loved and visited is Santorini.