The Art of the Stroll: Coyoacan Edition!
Mexico City is having a moment. Sure, the sunny Central American country has been luring tourists for ages with its sandy beaches and all-inclusive resorts. But for travelers seeking mind-blowing food, amazing art and architecture, history and religion, adventure-packed excursions and exciting nightlife, you are spoiled for choice in this colorful capital! Street life is buzzy and fun and there is something new and different happening around every corner. When deciding where to base myself this past February, a few neighborhoods sounded like a good fit. But Coyoacan caught my attention.
Exploring a new city can seem intimidating, especially for new globetrotters — Is it safe? What if I get lost? I don’t speak the language! — but it…
Red Hot, Right Now: Iceland!
Topping bucket lists everywhere, Iceland is, quite possibly, the most fascinating country on the planet. A vast volcanic laboratory, Iceland is literally a country in the making. Every day, geysers gush, mud pots boil, volcanos rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through entire mountains. These mighty forces seemingly all come together to remind us of our utter insignificance in the larger scheme of things. The energy on this enchanted island is palpable.
Like most everyone before me, I was awestruck during my first visit to Iceland. Sure, I had a list of must-see places, but I had no idea how many wonderful, incredible, amazing surprises were waiting for me. Before I had even completed my first trip, I was already…
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All the Queen’s Men: Right Royal Facts About the Queen’s Guard
Dressed in their iconic red coats and bearskin hats, the Queen’s Guard exemplify classic British pomp and no visit to London would be complete without witnessing this world-famous ceremony. The Changing of the Guard is a centuries-old tradition steeped in custom and is led by experienced, front-line soldiers.
For more than a millennium, the British royal family has captured the imagination of countless people, British and otherwise. However, there is another group of people that spend a lot of time at Buckingham Palace; and, while far less famous, they are, in my opinion, just as intriguing. Notoriously silent and stoic, the Queen’s Guard raise a lot of questions:
Who are they? How did they land the job? Just how heavy…
Czech Yourself: 72 Hours in Prague
World history and over-the-top fairytale charm collide in the culturally rich city of Prague. Thirty years after the Velvet Revolution pulled back the curtain on its intoxicating maze of twisty cobblestone streets, the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ continues to thrill visitors with its dramatic Gothic architecture, sparkling river, statue-bedecked bridge and insane food and cocktail scene. In fact, few cities have as much to offer as Prague. The Old Town itself is a joy to explore and you could ramble around for days admiring its old houses. But what if you only have a few days (or hours!) to explore this incredible jewel in Eastern Europe’s crown?
No need to stress because, by engaging an awesome travel planner like …