• Zacatecas

    The City with Museums

    By: Zeren Earls - Oct 30th, 2014

    On the foothills of the mountains, Zacatecas is a museum city carved out of pink stone; it is also a city of museums. It is a joy to walk the streets and to visit the museums of this fabled silver city in northern Mexico.

  • Guadalajara

    Mexico's Most Livable City

    By: Zeren Earls - Oct 23rd, 2014

    The capital of Jalisco, Guadalajara is a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Designated as "best place to live" by a national survey, it is home to thirteen universities, an abundance of historical treasures, lovely plazas, beautiful fountains, and compelling murals.

  • Loveblock Wines

    founder Erica Crawford On board the Steamship Prudence

    By: Philip Kampe - Oct 19th, 2014

    A sunny afternoon aboard America's oldest running steamboat, the Prudence. ‘An excursion to the oyster flats of Greenwich, Ct, in the waters of Long Island Sound to discover what makes a good oyster and what makes a good wine!

  • Hungary

    Gyor, Budapest and Szentendre

    By: Zeren Earls - Jul 14th, 2014

    Since freeing itself from communism in 1990, Hungary has blossomed into a westernized country. Gyor and Szentendre are charming small towns with a variety of cafes, restaurants, craft and sweet shops. The capital Budapest on the Danube is a beautiful city with great monuments, fashionable avenues, elegant shops, and a vibrant night life.

  • Czech Republic: Part Three

    Slavonice to Slovakia

    By: Zeren Earls - Jul 11th, 2014

    Rich in history, this region in Europe fascinates with medieval and Renaissance architecture, imperial grandeur, and charming small towns. Friendly people, good food, and great Moravian wines enhance the experience. Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, offers many treasures, beckoning to be discovered.

  • Czech Republic: Part Two

    Southern Bohemia

    By: Zeren Earls - Jun 17th, 2014

    Bordering Germany and Austria, South Bohemia rewards with its natural beauty, layered history, and architectural treasures. The medieval cities of Pisek, Cesky Krumlov, Ceske Budejovice, Trebon, and Jindrichuv Hradec are among the Jewels of the region with castles, chateaus, forts, monuments, churches, and monasteries. The hospitality of the people, along with their traditional crafts, and rich cuisine deliver a memorable experience.

  • Czech Republic: Part One


    By: Zeren Earls - Jun 03rd, 2014

    Prague is a dynamic city blending great architecture, culture and cuisine. It has a vibrant, modern life set within a fairy tale environment of Gothic cathedrals, Baroque castles, Medieval gates, stone towers, and ornate bridges that link the banks of the picturesque Vltava River. Its maze of worn cobblestone streets is a joy to explore.

  • Colombia: Part Three


    By: Zeren Earls - Apr 17th, 2014

    A city with a unique blend of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures, Cartagena enchants. It has meticulously renovated colonial buildings, cobbled plazas and a shimmering waterfront. A lively street life with horse-drawn carriages, side-walk cafes and Caribbean rhythms after dark enhance the city's charm.

  • Colombia: Part Two

    Medellin and the Coffee Triangle

    By: Zeren Earls - Apr 08th, 2014

    After decades of challenges by the drug cartels, Medellin has reinvented itself as a modern, innovative and lively hub with style. The superbly scenic Coffee Triangle is a region of lush green valleys dotted by picturesque colonial towns and age-old haciendas. Not to be missed is the Cocora Valley with endemic soaring wax palms.

  • Colombia: Part One


    By: Zeren Earls - Apr 01st, 2014

    After decades of conflict Colombia is emerging toward a bright future. It is a beautiful country with spectacular landscapes, ranging from Andean peaks to rolling hills and sandy beaches. Bogota, its capital, is a sophisticated, multi-ethnic city with distinct colonial architecture, world-class museums and one of a kind attractions.

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