The Incredible Petra by Horse, Donkey, and Mule By Elizabeth von Pier It is early morning and the sun is casting shadows on the monumental canyon walls leading into the Siq, a half-mile narrow passage used to enter and exit the “rose city” of Petra in the Kingdom of Jordan. Except for our Bedouin guide […]
History is a part of every trip, whether it’s recent or ancient history. Here we include stories where the authors experienced historical travel.
Experiencing Hakka hospitality By Augustus Woods We hopped onto the rickety bus parked outside the train station in a small town in Yongding County, Fujian Province, China. The bus was bound for an even smaller hamlet in the mountainous hinterlands. My traveling companion, Anna, and I were on a mission to see the famed […]
The Titanic’s Legacy Gets A Modern Revival and the Newest Belfast Hotels By Jackie Cohen With a newly revamped tourism scene, Belfast, Northern Ireland was voted Lonely Planet’s #1 Best in Travel Region of 2018. Sprinkled with hip neighborhoods filled with cafés and bars, Belfast is attracting a new demographic of young tourists. Highlighted by […]
Visiting parts of the ancient Mughal empire in New Delhi, India, including Humayan’s Tomb, the Red Fort, and other monuments to this great era of history.
Memorable Day Trips from Mexico City Teotihuacan: Pyramid Power By Nirmala Venkatesh It is not uncommon for visitors to Mexico City to squeeze in a day trip or two. If you have just a couple of days, I would suggest that you select Teotihuacan (pronounced Teo-thi-wa-kan) as your first pick with Xochimilco (So-chi-mil-ko) coming in […]
A Literary Paris Deja Vu back to the ’20s By Madeline King Porter “Something was going on in Paris that made it like no other place in the world.” — Ernest Hemingway, 1921. Twelve years ago, on my first morning in Paris, I stopped for a café crème at Le Select in Montparnasse, as […]
Bringing the Dead to Life: Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery By Faye S. Wolfe Beyond the obvious reason, to mourn the dear departed, why do people visit cemeteries? My recent visit to Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery brought back childhood memories of enjoying time in graveyards. The eighteenth-century burying ground in my hometown had a peculiar allure for me […]
A visit to Kentucky’s Shakerville to learn about the sparse and austere lives of the Shakers, who had a community there between 1805-1910.
At the Santa Tecla Festival in Tarragona, besides giant bobbing heads, the locals create human towers up to eight stories high in the streets!