The New York City of America’s Midwest, not only is Chicago dynamic, but its residents are the most welcoming of any major American city… our three-day visit only scratched the city’s surface.
The Al Capone lecture was the perfect introduction to our tour the next day of Chicago neighbourhoods that were notorious in the 20s and 30s for illegal activities and major crimes.
Since 1982, the castle has been owned and operated once again as a hotel by the van Kuik family. For about the price of a mid-range hotel, in this part of Europe you can stay in a real castle! Only one disappointment… we didn’t see any ghosts.
I have always joked that my partner Stella was psychic. On this occasion she closed her eyes for a moment and walked directly to the grave we sought within a minute of entering the cemetery.
Danakil Depression It´s for a very special reason that after 12 years I´ve decided to return to an off-the-beaten-path country on the horn of North-eastern Africa for a second visit. Even though my memory was still full with unforgettable impressions from my first trip, it was a place I hadn’t been able to visit during […]
Labrador has a sparse population but spectacular scenery. Few landscapes on earth are as dramatic as those in Torngat Mountains National Park at the northeast corner of Labrador
The biggest superstar at the Basketball Hall of Fame is James Naismith himself , the Ontario-born teacher who invented and introduced the game in 1891 at the Springfield YMCA as an alternate winter indoor sport.
I timed my first visit to Wyoming’s capital of Cheyenne to coincide with the city’s annual Frontier Days, which has been kicking up dust since 1897. It’s evolved into the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.
I have always believed that if you want to truly capture the essence of a country in the present, you need to see the oldest parts of it and understand how what was became what is. Because it is one of the oldest ‘civilized’ countries in the world I have always dreamed of traveling to Europe. Thanks to their ancient penchant for exploration they have influenced almost every single modern culture in existence today.
While the precise origin of gambling is unknown, history shows that gambling has been seen in some form or another throughout almost every society. Standout examples include the Ancient Greeks and Romans, Napoleonic France and Elizabethan England. All provide stories of entertainment based on chance.