“Cities are the greatest creation of humanity.”               -Daniel Libeskind

The structures that surround us have helped shape and form almost every aspect of life.  From the great iconic buildings and monuments around the world, almost every traveler will experience a structure that will leave an indelible impression in the mind.   From marvelous ancient buildings that define our history to modern ones that inspire the imagination, exploring architecture is an inescapable part of almost any journey.


Man walking along the red walls in Marrakesh

Exploring ‘The Red City’ of Marrakech – A Destination Rich in History and Culture

By Farah Kasman

Marrakech is one of the most exotic and enchanting places in the world. Although Marrakech is not the capital of Morocco, this vibrant city’s appeal never fails to entice tourists from around the world to come and visit. If you’re seeking the ultimate Moroccan experience and Marrakech is on your … Read more   Read more

Africa Architecture History
Humayun's Tomb

India’s Golden Triangle: Beyond History, Culture, Food and Architecture

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The most popular circuit amongst foreign tourists is the Golden Triangle, comprising Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra.   Read more

India Architecture Food & Drink History
Riverwalk in Ljubljana. Photo by Trixie Pacis

Reminiscing on Slovenia Through the Senses

By Trixie Pacis

From the summer of 2018 to 2019, I called the charming Slovenian capital of Ljubljana my home. For those of you who have yet to experience Slovenia, it is a feast for the eyes.   Read more

Europe Architecture History
mehrangarh-fort-

Mehrangarh: Rajasthan’s Fortress of the Sun

By Sugato Mukherjee

To the discerning traveler, Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur is an intricate tapestry of half a millennium of history, intertwined with bravery and artistry. And a few dark secrets.   Read more

India Architecture History
Santa Iglesia Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion y de San Frutos Photo: Tania Banerjee

Romans, cathedrals, and fairytales

By Tania Banerjee

The air hangs heavy with moisture. The illusion of stillness is the prelude before the story unfolds. Frowns appear in the sky. 2,000 years ago, the dramatic sky would have convinced the inhabitants of God’s wrath. Redundant chimneys of the slate-roofed houses stand as remnants of the past, but they … Read more   Read more

Spain Architecture History The Arts
Punting in Cambridge, England

Beyond Big Ben: Day trips from London

By Tara Tadlock

An estimated 30 million visitors per year make London the most visited city in the United Kingdom. Red telephone booths, Tower Bridge, and the allure of a royal family sighting make it the perfect first taste of what England has to offer, but why stop there when there are so … Read more   Read more

United Kingdom Architecture History
Blue Mosque Istanbul

Unearth Istanbul In Rumi’s Footsteps

By Lipsa Das

Rumi. That is one of the first thoughts that would cross your mind when you visit Istanbul. When you google Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Market, the Blue Mosque would be the topmost tourist attractions on the list.   Read more

Middle East Architecture History
A tram traveling down a street in Portugal's capital, Lisbon.

The Cultural Mosaic of Lisbon

By Manali Shah

Portugal lies in the southwest corner of Europe on the Iberian peninsula. Its mostly Mediterranean climate, flavorful cuisine, and the charm and friendliness of its people make it a place to visit again and again. As we dream of the days when we can travel again, I am treasuring my … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink History

Luxembourg: Spotlight on Sustainability

By Katy Spratte Joyce

“Luxembourg? You’re going to Luxembourg? Where is that? What’s even there?”  Such was the remarkably common response when I shared my early 2020 Euro-trip itinerary with friends and family. Even the majority of my well-traveled writer colleagues hadn’t ever considered a trip there.  With just a quick week to spend … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink Sustainability
Birds-eye view of the historic city center - the old town of Warsaw.

Why You Must Visit Warsaw: 30 Years After the Fall of Communism in Poland

By Patti Morrow

Careening through the backstreets of Warsaw in a minibus that bumped and jostled us through a former Communist neighborhood, I immediately regretted that extra pierogi I’d had for lunch that now threatened to expel itself. As if clairvoyant, Tomas, our guide, stopped and shepherded us into an area where partially destroyed, … Read more   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path Architecture History
City Palace of Jaipur

Royal Family Rents Palace Suite on Airbnb

If you like the idea of spending the night at a castle, you can live like royalty when you rent out a palace suite in Jaipur. Visit India in November, and you can book a suite on Airbnb in its 300-year-old City Palace of Jaipur, which is the home of … Read more   Read more

Asia Luxury Travel Architecture
Savannah, Georgia garden

Is It Still Midnight in Savannah?

By Kathleen Walls

Since its founding in 1733, Savannah, Georgia has drawn visitors both temporal and spiritual, and the spooky occurrences noted throughout its history make for a thrilling experience.  Here is a glimpse into the haunted history of Savannah. The Story of Jim Williams Savannah came to the attention of tourists in … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Architecture History
Overview of the South Korean port city of Busan.

How South Korea is Painting Its Way out of Poverty

By Rose Munday

On a warm June day, the ocean breeze cools balmy Busan, South Korean’s busiest port city. As I stand overlooking Gamcheon Culture Village nestled on the coast, I shiver as I imagine what it once was: a dangerous slum, ravaged by war. Nowadays the rainbow facade of Gamcheon Culture Village … Read more   Read more

Asia Architecture History The Arts
Visitors to the Taj Mahal.

Indian Government Plans to Open Taj Mahal at Night

The iconic white marble mausoleum intricately decorated with motifs and calligraphy may be one of the world’s most recognisable sights, but being such a beautiful building comes with its own set of problems. Overcrowding has long been an issue for the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, but will opening the … Read more   Read more

Asia Architecture Preservation
Photo by Enes Aktas on Unsplash

Far-east in Turkey: Sanliurfa city

By Tania Banerjee

A flood of flat-roofed buildings stands in sharp contrast to the blurry outlines of the distant hills. A chaos of dish TV antennas rules the rooftops. Several minarets of mosques stab the horizon. In southeastern Turkey, just 56 kilometres away from the Syrian border, from the window of my accommodation, … Read more   Read more

Middle East Architecture History