With the 92nd Academy Awards coming up this weekend, we've got movies on our mind! Cinema has the uncanny ability to transport you into a story and make you feel as if you are right there with the characters. Even with the invention of green screens and CGI, many filmmakers feel it is more authentic to film on-location, and location scouts spend hours upon hours scouring the planet for the perfect spot. From towering, snow-capped mountains to rolling, sun-toasted sand dunes, take a look at some of the movie settings that make us want to explore the world!
Italy is famous for its incredible cuisine, but each region has its own local specialties. Food in northern Italy is traditionally heavier and richer, with more butter, cream, and cheese while southern Italian food is more typically Mediterranean, with lots of fish and seafood, olive oil, and tomato sauce. No matter where you go, though, it's always delicious! Let's explore a few of Italy's regions and their characteristic cuisine.
Swirling a ruby red Chianti while overlooking a Tuscan landscape, quaffing a mug of Löwenbräu at Oktoberfest, clinking glasses of raki over meze in a Turkish tavern: some beverages are inextricably linked with the culture of their origins. In fact, just about every country in the world has a signature drink (usually alcoholic, but not always). Discover some national drinks of the world, and maybe plan a trip to enjoy it the best way: right there in its homeland.
Expand your mind past the usual Bordeaux and Tuscany and discover a whole new world of off-the-radar wine destinations.
It may seem hard to believe now in the heat of August, but fall is right around the corner. We’ve compiled some of our favorite fall destinations for you to explore this autumn.
Listen, I know that traveling during the summer is easier; warmer weather, schools are out for the year, and many major attractions only operate during the summertime high season. I get it, there’s nothing wrong with that! But imagine if you could visit the Sistine Chapel and witness the masterpiece ceiling without being jostled around by hundreds of other sightseers. Imagine looking out your hotel window to a privileged view of the Eiffel Tower! While high season travel has its perks, low season vacations offer an entirely new perspective on old favorites and here’s the seven best reasons why:
Think summer fun ends in August? Think again! It’s an excellent month to explore another culture. Check out these August festivals throughout the world!
Fall and winter come with a built-in charm and romanticism that makes nearly any destination a must-visit during this season. Escape the cold with winter sun vacations, enjoy the changing foliage of the countryside or visit the European Christmas markets that begin to appear around this time of year. Not to mention, fall and winter are typically low-season for many destinations which means cheaper flights and fewer crowds!