Azores

Sao Miguel and Terceira offer a taste of the Azores

When we began to plan a trip to the Azores, my traveling companion and I were optimistic: of the nine islands, surely, we can...
cuscos

Making and tasting cuscos in Bragança, Portugal

“Keep rolling the dough!” Guilhermina exclaimed. “Faster, in a circle like this,“ she said, leaning over the wooden trough to demonstrate. She paused, wiped...
Ramadan treats, Fez, Morocco

Breaking the fast–around the Ramadan table

  “Can you please come into the kitchen for a minute?” our friend asked, smiling. “My wife and daughter need a taster.” Ah, that’s cool,...
Swiss cows

Alpabzug or Désalpe? Swiss cows come home

Every autumn, Swiss cows in their droves leave the high pastures of summer to return to the valleys, collared with bells and with bouquets...
Riki kur

Discovering Nepalese cuisine, one plate at a time

Before I visited Nepal, I was aware of exactly two dishes on a Nepalese menu: dal bhat and momos, and I had no real appreciation...
Rome Countryside

A long weekend in the Rome countryside

Rome is such a draw, such an over-achiever, that many travelers never see some of Italy’s finest historical treasures in the nearby rolling hills...
Fusterlandia

Fusterlandia

The Cuban fishing town of Jaimanitas is better known today as Fusterlandia. Created by artist Jose Fuster, the little town is a unique work...
Luberon

The Luberon

The Luberon, with its hilltop villages and light-blessed countryside evokes more than its share of nostalgia. It is the wild side of Provence, with...
Monastery of Saint Benedict

Monastery of Saint Benedict

Benedict of Norcia established numerous monastic communities in sixth-century Italy. The first one, now known as the Monastery of Saint Benedict, was built at...
Abbey of San Pietro

Abbazia di San Pietro in Valle, Ferentillo, Italy

Our recent walk on the Cammino di San Benedetto began at a picturesque church in Ferentillo, Umbria. The Romanesque church at Abbazia di San...
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