NORTH AMERICA, U.S.A., WASHINGTON D.C.

Hidden D.C.: Outdoor spaces that aren’t the National Mall

Washington, D.C. is one of the top tourists destinations in the US, chock full of museums, history, internationally-recognized restaurants and a growing independent arts scene. What it’s not well-known for is its outdoor spaces–but that doesn’t mean the District is without green oases.   The most famous “park” in D.C. is, of course, the National… Read More Hidden D.C.: Outdoor spaces that aren’t the National Mall

Other, PLACES, U.K.

The Royal Wedding

I can hardly remember where I was when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (then Prince William and Kate Middleton) got married. As a young teen with no connection or interest in the U.K., I can only assume that I was completely oblivious. I know many Americans who will agree with me when I say… Read More The Royal Wedding

Belgium, EUROPE

See the best of Flanders by visiting these 4 cities

Belgium may be small but it has much to offer any nimble tourist. To many Europeans, it represents a centre-point for the continent’s politics – headquartering the both the European Union and NATO. To non-Europeans, it’s relatively unknown compared with its more famous neighbours of France, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. But make no… Read More See the best of Flanders by visiting these 4 cities

EUROPE, FRANCE, PLACES

Five Paris must-sees that aren’t the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre

Ah, Paris… the buzzing chatter in cozy cafes, raindrops falling peacefully onto the cobblestone side streets, the glowing lights reflecting off the Seine, the romance hanging thick in the air. Between all the sights, smells, and sounds, a lengthy Paris “must-do” list is easily formed. Although after three visits to the “City of Light” I’ve… Read More Five Paris must-sees that aren’t the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre