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Cape Town is one of the world’s great crossroads. Two mighty oceans collide on its doorstep, and the vibrant second capital of South Africa is a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and, of course, flavors. Visitors to the region quickly learn... Read More >>

Posted: 8/27/2015 11:24:05 AM by Alexander + Roberts
What the pub is to London and the sidewalk café to Paris, the coffeehouse is to Vienna: a central meeting place to exchange ideas, hear news, and linger over a libation of one kind or another. Since the 17th century, Vienna’s coffeehouses have been... Read More >>

Posted: 8/25/2015 10:21:10 AM by Alexander + Roberts
On a recent trip to Northern Italy, a pottery merchant and I passed the time of day as he painstakingly wrapped an exquisite rooster pitcher in layer upon layer of newspaper to safeguard it on my trip home. When I told him I was a food writer... Read More >>

Posted: 8/19/2015 9:58:29 AM by Alexander + Roberts
A visit to the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu ranks high on many travel bucket lists, and for good reason: breathtaking views of the Andes shrouded in cloud and spiritual ancient ruins make this one of the world’s great destinations... Read More >>

Posted: 8/13/2015 4:31:25 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Monteverde’s “cloud forest” is one of the world’s finest examples of that unique ecosystem, where decades of focused environmental preservation have... Read More >>

Posted: 8/10/2015 4:05:32 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Latin American verse and prose are vibrant and voluptuous parts of the canon of world literature. In Chile, where they proudly boast two Nobel laureates, it is touching to see the relationship between seasoned and novice writers... Read More >>

Posted: 8/7/2015 3:54:30 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Michelin stars in the Czech Republic?  Surely an oxymoron!  Guess again.  Prague has become one of the hottest food destinations in Europe thanks to innovative Czech and international chefs, who are introducing new twists to... Read More >>

Posted: 8/6/2015 4:59:53 PM by Alexander + Roberts
While known to many for its famed Terracotta Warriors, Xian is the oldest of China’s imperial capitals and was the origin of the great Silk Road, a vast network of trading routes which stretched from China... Read More >>

Posted: 8/4/2015 3:20:12 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Fes’s sprawling Medina is one of the world’s largest car-free city centers. In addition to being home to the world’s oldest continuously-functioning university, the Medina boasts some of Morocco’s finest craftsmen who still employ centuries-old... Read More >>

Posted: 8/3/2015 5:37:55 PM by Alexander + Roberts