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For all her cutting age technology, Japan guards her cultural traditions jealously.  Nowhere is this more palpable than in the ancient city of Kyoto.   The exquisite palaces and temples make Kyoto a highlight of any trip to Japan, but it is the ancient traditions... Read More >>

Posted: 6/29/2015 11:28:27 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Florence is a city best explored on foot, meandering through the narrow streets, which bend and curve, linking the city’s signature squares together into a tightly-woven masterpiece of quattrocento architecture.  To truly appreciate... Read More >>

Posted: 6/26/2015 10:38:32 AM by Alexander + Roberts
In Paris, one climbs the Eiffel Tower.  In London, one takes in the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.  In Moscow, one strolls through Red Square.  These are the bedrock experiences of each city... Read More >>

Posted: 6/24/2015 2:44:36 PM by Alexander + Roberts
The highlight of any visit to Cairo is seeing the pyramids.  Soaring above of the desert sands, their titanic grandeur gives credence the popular theory that they must have been built by... Read More >>

Posted: 6/22/2015 4:48:47 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Krakow is aptly called the jewel of Poland. The stunning Old Town is a veritable open air museum of architecture, which thankfully escaped the wartime fate of... Read More >>

Posted: 6/19/2015 11:07:00 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Stroll through any Beijing park, or venture down any hutong (narrow alley) and you are sure to spot them right away: four players hunched over a square table with a mass of decorated tiles the rough size of dominos.  This is Mahjong, China’s... Read More >>

Posted: 6/17/2015 10:43:56 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Morocco has something for everyone, from conservative golfers to aging hippies, serious food lovers to millennial surfers.  Journeys to Marrakech, Fes, the Atlas Mountains and Ourika Valley all begin in... Read More >>

Posted: 6/15/2015 3:48:58 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Not every cocktail has its own national holiday, but the pisco sour does!  On the first Saturday in February, Peruvians are obliged to consume a pisco sour during the time it takes to sing the country’s national anthem.  And this enrages the... Read More >>

Posted: 6/12/2015 10:26:41 AM by Alexander + Roberts
There are two things I always have to do when visiting Chicago.  No, not the marvelous architectural tour on the water, or the Art Institute of Chicago, and I never get to take in a game at Wrigley Field.  As the mother of... Read More >>

Posted: 6/10/2015 10:46:29 AM by Alexander + Roberts
When you think Japan and Japanese aesthetic, the kimono immediately comes to mind.  This deceptively simple but eternally elegant garment has been the national dress of the Japanese for centuries... Read More >>

Posted: 6/8/2015 11:12:36 AM by Alexander + Roberts
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