Cuba: Lost in Time, Lost in Space

Cuba: Lost in Time, Lost in Space Cuba is a cock-eyed collage of colorful people, a constant adventure partly explained by an untimely historical accident befalling Fidel Castro on July 26, 1953, a botched first attempt at revolution. Fidel’s fearless assault failed because of no street signs. Fidel’s driver, leading…


Portugal: Amazing Azores Adventures

Amazing Azores Adventures: Floating Rocks and Volcanic Cooking by Wendy Hammerle Trying to ignore the smell of sulfur, we watched as two burly guys hauled the heavy pot out of the steamy hole in the ground. That was our lunch in there. Beef, pork, chicken, carrots, potatoes, cabbage and sausage,…

Milling Puerta del Sol

Madrid: Salsa and Siesta in the Center of Spain

Discovering the delights of Spain By Chance St. John Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid… with so many deeply cultural and wildly fun cities beckoning you to experience Spain, the biggest travel difficulty becomes choosing your destination. Truly though, while many areas in Spain boast sparkling beaches and undiscovered locales, Madrid is the…

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Italy’s Loveable Piedmont Region

By Laurie Ellis When most people consider traveling to Italy, they think of Florence, V, nice and Rome. But if you’re interested in an alternate Italian experience, with great food and wine but without the crowds, look into Torino (Turin) and the Piedmont region. Sure, I had heard of Turin…

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