Destinations Other Than Spain
Our writers writing about destinations outside of Spain have been to those places and know them like the palm of their hands. They are you savvy Travel guide!
AS VACATIONERS HEAD FOR HOME AT THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER, SPAIN LOOKS ON ANOTHER BUMPER YEAR FOR ITS TOURISM INDUSTRY »
Spain ranks second worldwide in international tourist arrivals (81.8 million), second in international tourism earnings ($60 billion), and tops the World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index
The heat rippled up from the vast fields of grain, high on the Eastern Oregon plateaus, nary a tree or bush in sight. It's the Wheat Farmer's Territory, tilled by huge combines and tractors, irrigated by specially arched pipe sprinklers which awed these city slickers for the work they entailed and the sheer enormity of their undertaking: being the breadbasket to the world!
Meet the incredibly multifaceted Dr. Passi!
Cuba has a rich dance history that goes beyond its famous exports: salsa, rumba and cha-cha-cha. On a Road Scholar trip, we were treated to the traditional, popular and contemporary dances performed by dancers of all ages in different settings. One such treat was a demo by the award-winning Havana Queens, an independent dance company that celebrates Cuba's African and Spanish roots and whose YouTube videos are dazzling. Cuba dances!
Yukata! That’s the traditional Japanese summer get-up. It’s kimono but more casual. Less elaborate. It makes for great comfort. And Japanese outfitters say it makes women look particularly beautiful. Not that the yukata is for girls only. It’s for the male of the species too. Try it wherever you are, wherever it's summer!
– – By Mary Foran –
Flag-waving and sparklers, glow-sticks and petardos, and cold fried chicken and corn-on-the-cob may not be your idea
After the hurdles my friend and I overcame, I don’t think I was really able to enjoy Paris. I couldn’t properly communicate with the people or understand many of the words aroun me. I’ve realized that although traveling to a country without knowing the language may seem exciting, it can be extremely frustrating.
One of my unfailing delights of living in Spain, undiminished after 17 years, is the spectacular and varied range of its landscapes and natural beauty. Crammed into the roughly five hundred thousand square kilometres of its bull-hide shaped geography, one goes from the dazzling white villages of the south with immense vistas of olive plantations, red earth under a diamond-hard blue sky, to the vast wheat plains of Castile
"Living and working in an African country is extremely difficult for a European. The challenges you face are many. If you really want to operate in a proper way, you must adapt to the host culture, not forcing it to adapt to us. And this is actually a wonderful journey in an unknown world!"