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The Norsemen were risk-takers, daring rough seas, glaciers, and unknown lands in a never-ending drive for power and wealth that expanded their horizons from... Read More >>

Posted: 9/21/2018 11:11:40 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Has the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan discovered the secret to happiness? They will be the first to know if they have; they measure it constantly. Bhutan is as famous for its... Read More >>

Posted: 8/20/2018 12:44:18 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Traveling through Andalusia today, the tangible and intangible legacies of the Islamic presence in Spain remain in plain sight. You see it in the ubiquitous jasmine and...  Read More >>

Posted: 8/2/2018 2:27:07 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Shanghai’s sleek, dynamic, and ultra modern vibe is part and parcel of its longtime role of financial capital of China. To get a sense of what commerce and trade were like in old China, however... Read More >>

Posted: 7/18/2018 12:19:41 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Budapest’s Parliament building is a must for visitors to the capitol. It’s hard to miss the flamboyant Neo Gothic silhouette, the 365 soaring towers and the imposing dome, spread out... Read More >>

Posted: 6/6/2018 11:25:30 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Porcelain, along with paper and silk, is one of Asia’s most significant contributions to civilization. Developed in China around 200 BCE, fine porcelain’s impermeability and ability to withstand... Read More >>

Posted: 5/15/2018 3:32:46 PM by Alexander + Roberts
For millennia, Fins and their Nordic and Slavic neighbors have considered regular trips to the communal bathhouse an integral part of a regular hygiene and social routine... Read More >>

Posted: 4/6/2018 1:20:57 PM by Alexander + Roberts
In March of 2017, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet teamed up with American entrepreneur Kristine McDivitt Tompkins to announce a radical expansion of Chile’s National Parks with the largest... Read More >>

Posted: 3/22/2018 1:55:19 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Timkat is Ethiopia’s celebration of the Christian holiday of Epiphany, tempered with the country’s unique millennia-old traditions... Read More >>

Posted: 3/8/2018 1:19:09 PM by Alexander + Roberts
The small subarctic Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba, located on the western shores of Hudson Bay is home to fewer than 900 inhabitants. That is, if you don’t include the polar bears... Read More >>

Posted: 2/22/2018 12:57:10 PM by Alexander + Roberts
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