The recent expedition which found one of Franklin’s two ships was the largest since the 1850s. With thirteen partners it was a complex expedition to organize.
I’ve visited Vienna four times and each time the experience gets better. A city rich in culture it is the venue for 1,500 classical music events a year. And what can I say about its over 100 museums, live theatres and opera houses other then fantastic.
I love Budapest; it’s drawn me back for a third visit, this time with my wife and son. While it’s one of the great cities of central Europe there is something different about it, possibly the Hungarian language that isn’t related to any of Europe’s three main language groups, Germanic, Latin or Slavic which has resulted in culture that sets it apart.
The town of Trinidad de Cuba is the jewel of Spanish colonial architecture in Cuba. So unique is the colonial architecture of the town, with its mix of Moorish, Baroque and Neoclassical styles, that in the 1950s, the Cuban government prohibited all new construction in the area, and in 1988, Trinidad de Cuba was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A month ago the first Hollywood movie since 1959 finished filming in Cuba. Papa is a Canadian-Cuban-American co-production on my literary hero Ernest Hemingway. Papa got around the US trade embargo by being filmed in all of the places Hemingway lived or hung-out in in Cuba and I’ve been to them all.
For wildlife enthusiasts, the Galapagos are a dream destination. But environmentalists are busy trying to undo the damage that humans—from tourists to pirates—have caused over the centuries.
While several million people a year eagerly participate in Munich’s annual Oktoberfest very few know of the city’s museum dedicated to everything beer. At the Bier & Oktoberfest Museum part of your history lesson is to sample a variety of delicious, complex beers (history classes back home were never this much fun).
With a recorded 9.5 magnitude earthquake Chile experiences some of the world’s worst earthquakes and the scars show across the country.
As we stroll down the historic streets of Salzburg Austria, we get closer to the birthplace of one of the world’s finest composer’s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Earlier this month Miami-based Ecoventura provided us with an opportunity to sail on their 20-passanger motor yacht, the M/Y Letty, through the eastern Galapagos islands to see for ourselves the environmental state of this archipelago chain. A decade ago while visiting Ecuador we bypassed the opportunity to visit the Galapagos focusing instead on Ecuador’s Andes, […]