It’s complicated. If Medellín could be described like a Facebook relationship status, that’s the option I’d choose. More
While I try to visit a museum or two wherever I travel, I definitely wouldn’t call myself a museum connoisseur. The way I see it, museums are just a great way to soak up a bunch of details about the history and/or culture of a place in one convenient location. When traveling, I tend to treat museums as a nice place to take a break between sightseeing and more active pursuits, and when backyard touristing (I made that word up – feel free to use it) here in L.A., I treat museum visits as a way to break up our usual dates at the beach, movie theatre, or restaurants. More
Delectable cuisine, Bourbon Street, carefree times, Mardi Gras. These are just a few things that come to mind when thinking of the Big Easy. But the role the city has played in shaping black history and culture in America is usually not at the forefront of tourists’ minds when contemplating a trip to New Orleans, and one of the reasons is likely because many people simply haven’t been informed. But there are several little known black history facts and places of interest in and around New Orleans that are worth exploring. More
There it is. Rome. The fifth best city in the world according to Travel +Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards.
I’m not too sure how I feel about that. I mentioned before that I didn’t spend enough time in Rome to form a substantial opinion of the city. Still, perhaps because I didn’t fall head over heels for Rome, I’m kind of surprised that it ranks so high on Travel +Leisure’s list. Awards like this make me think about what factors go into making these kinds of decisions and who decides which cities make the final cut. So now I’m wondering, in general… More