More than Malbec: A Wine Tour in Buenos Aires

Inside the M Street Bar and Wine Shop Take a wine tour in Buenos Aires. Guide books, lengthy restaurant wine menus, and stumbling around on your own will only get you so far, [...]

By |2019-05-31T11:16:35-05:00October 31, 2017|Categories: Argentina, Eat Drink Stay, South America|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Marais Mansions of Paris: A neighborhood walking tour

An architectural trail through the historic Marais neighborhood of Paris. It’s not that the Marais neighborhood of Paris is new or anything. Its heyday was from the 16-18th Centuries. But for being so [...]

By |2018-03-11T20:39:46-05:00August 28, 2017|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, France, History Travel|Tags: , |7 Comments

Berlin Arts Walk with Context

Considering Germany's history of lens and camera craftsmanship, it's not surprising to find great photography galleries in Berlin. Berlin’s a city begging to be recognized for something other than its cold war history. [...]

By |2018-03-08T15:48:44-05:00June 21, 2017|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, Germany|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Shanghai: A Tour of China’s Accelerated City

Watching Shanghai's accelerated growth, as seen from the World Financial Center (the bottle opener) with the striking Jin Mao Tower in the foreground. Shanghai is frequently described as the New York City of [...]

By |2019-02-16T10:20:48-05:00December 5, 2016|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, China, History Travel|Tags: , , |6 Comments

An Exclusive Tour of Rome’s Palazzo Colonna

The Battle of Lepanto as depicted on the Great Gallery Hall ceiling in Palazzo Colonna, Rome You may have walked right by this place, the Palazzo Colonna in the middle of Rome, and [...]

By |2019-02-19T15:09:44-05:00November 6, 2016|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy|Tags: , |14 Comments

Tour Beijing’s Past and Future in Hutong Alleys

A garden and preserved wooden window screens at the Shijia Hutong Museum offer relief from the rows of gray buildings. If you just pass through Beijing for a couple days to visit the [...]

By |2018-03-11T20:22:35-05:00October 5, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, History Travel|Tags: , |12 Comments

Tips for Touring Montreal’s Farmers Market

Eating up the colors and fragrance of Marché Jean Talon in Montreal I was prepared and determined. Knowing that I’d sample plenty while touring Marché Jean Talon, the vast farmers' market of Montreal, [...]

By |2018-03-11T19:31:42-05:00July 7, 2016|Categories: Canada, Eat Drink Stay, North America|Tags: , |0 Comments

Finding Montreal’s Identity in Old Neighborhoods

The Banq National Archives building was initially a business school established in 1871 in a humbler building facing the street behind this. Montreal can be a bit mysterious to the visitor from the [...]

By |2018-03-11T19:19:51-05:00June 23, 2016|Categories: Canada, History Travel, North America|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Three Expert Tips for Sustainable Travel

Lani and Paul with docent Ara Merjian visiting New York's Museum of Modern Art. Paul Bennett, like other subjects of Travel Past 50 interviews, has decades of travel experience and plenty of travel [...]

By |2018-03-10T12:26:42-05:00May 6, 2016|Categories: Experienced Travelers, Interviews, Resources|Tags: |12 Comments