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Marking its 500th Anniversary, Old San Juan Is an Atmospheric Classic

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El Viejo San Juan is the core of one of the Americas' oldest still…

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Spain off the Beaten Path: Albacete in Castile-La Mancha

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There are of course enough varied…

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The Winning Ways of Western Massachusetts

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Many visitors to one of the USA's most historic states tend to stick close to its Atlantic Ocean coast, because of course there's a…

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Feeling the Bern in Switzerland

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Quick, what's the capital of Switzerland? No, not…

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Dynamic Denver, a Progressive, Urbane Gem of the USA's West

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The USA's 19th largest city (pop. 693,000, metro area 3.1 million), and at 5,280 feet (1,609 meters) its highest-altitude, has come a long way from its humble…

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Unplugged Paradise: Panama's San Blas Islands

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Joan Margarit, Latest Laureate of Spain's Top Literary Prize

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Each year since 1976, Spain's Ministry of Culture has awarded the country's equivalent of the Booker or the Nobel Prize for Literature to one of…

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Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro's Hip Old Neighborhood

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What’s my favorite part of…

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7 of the World's Most Impressive Libraries



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In this souped-up digital age, the concept of a…
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Por Qué San Salvador Bien Merece una Visita

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Puede que el país más pequeño de América Central tenga mala reputación por la violencia de las pandillas callejeras, algo que se…

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Peru's Potent Pisco & Where to Best Experience It

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Virtually every country distills its own brand (or various brands) of high-proof aguardiente…

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Savoring the Diversity of the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is one of those Caribbean…

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A Cute Crater Valley Hideaway Near Panama City

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Several years ago I visited my good Miami friends Ricardo and Charles at their holiday home in Panama, and apart from the great stuff in Panama City both old and…

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Exploring Iowa, in the USA's Bucolic Heartland

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12 Top Destinations for African-Diaspora Travel

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Welcome to February! Since 1970,…

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Save Some Time for El Salvador's Appealing Capital, San Salvador

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Central America's smallest country (tinier than the US state of West Virginia and just…

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Galway Is an Irish Charmer – and a 2020 European Capital of Culture

 

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Ireland's fourth largest city (pop. 80,000), located roughly midway along…

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Added by David Paul Appell on January 15, 2020 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

10 Musts of Madrid

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This blog talks about Iberia's hometown all the time, of course. Spain's capital is…

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Added by David Paul Appell on November 21, 2019 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Santería: In Cuba, that 'Voodoo' that You Do So Well



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In the Western Hemisphere, the religions brought over by African slaves have been part of the scene for centuries in Brazil, the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on November 12, 2019 at 7:06am — No Comments

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