Articles Tagged ‘spain’

Bullfighting In Spain Slowly Becoming a Thing of the Past

Bullfighting In Spain Slowly Becoming a Thing of the Past August 5, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Different cultures have different trademarks. In parts of America, people like to race pigs. In places like Haiti, cockfighting is a standard pastime. In India, elephants are treated and revered as sacred creatures. These different human-animal relationships reflect certain qualities of the different...

Funky Food Festivals: From Free-Wheelin’ Cheeses to Tuna Tosses

Funky Food Festivals: From Free-Wheelin’ Cheeses to Tuna Tosses June 17, 2010 | Around the World, Featured, Food Lovers | Read More
Few celebrations would be complete without food. Not only does it serve as a comforting base for a night of drinking, but it often dominates the main event itself. Meticulously prepared, beautifully presented, and savored with gusto, food is the centerpiece of good times around the world. Little did...

Europe a “Hot Ticket” This Summer. Really?

Europe a “Hot Ticket” This Summer. Really? May 21, 2010 | Europe | Read More
The results are in for yet another TripAdvisor survey: the travel website has dubbed Europe a “hot ticket for US travelers in 2010.” Among airline strikes, apocalyptic ash clouds, and economic turmoil in Greece, Portugal, and Spain (among others), it seems TripAdvisor might be a little out of touch....

Fake Pilots Busted in Madrid Trying to Smuggle Drugs

Fake Pilots Busted in Madrid Trying to Smuggle Drugs May 17, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Catch me if you can. And they did. Two men dressed head to toe in pilot outfits were recently arrested at the Madrid airport trying to bring in 55 kg of cocaine in their carry-on bags. They had flown from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The pair caught the eye of local narcotics police when they checked out...

Airport Olympics: Stranded Travelers Pass Time With Sports

Airport Olympics: Stranded Travelers Pass Time With Sports April 28, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Even though flights resumed last Wednesday, it was estimated that over 35,000 Britons began the week still stranded and waiting for the chance to fly home.  While some people went to extraordinary lengths to get home, others have been patiently waiting it out and finding ways to pass the time. The Telegraph...

European Union: Tourism Is A Universal Human Right

European Union: Tourism Is A Universal Human Right April 19, 2010 | Europe, Travel News | Read More
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.  Article 24 (of 30) in the Declaration states, “Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic...

Cooking Utensils Around The World

Cooking Utensils Around The World March 29, 2010 | Food Lovers | Read More
One of the things I’ve learned from my international travels is that the term ‘ethnic cooking’ has no clear-cut definition.  Each culture, race, country or tribe will have its own style of cooking, and its own traditions associated with food preparation.  The differences are based...

Photo Friday: Introducing ‘Room with a View’

Photo Friday: Introducing ‘Room with a View’ December 11, 2009 | Photo Friday | Read More
We want to feature your photos! There’s nothing like that moment when you first enter your hotel room and discover the amazing view outside your window. Share your photos with us by adding them to our Room with a View Flickr Group. We’ll select the best photos and feature them in our weekly...