Interior view of a mall with glossy modern architecture.

Shopping Malls in Guatemala City

Guatemala City has some excellent shopping malls carrying the most basic or most exclusive items one could need, in addition to fashionable boutiques and department stores.

Rio de Janeiro house with pool

Making House Calls in Rio, Part 2

Recently, Michael visited two fantastic Rio de Janeiro homes that are open to the public. In 1992, the Salles family decided to convert their former residence into a private cultural center known as the Instituto Moreira Salles.

Memorial Minas Gerais - Vale Museum

Big City Fix in Belo Horizonte

Michael and his boyfriend take a weekend road trip from Diamantina to Belo Horizonte, a popular destination for Diamantinenses seeking a fix of Big City entertainment. While not a classic tourist destination, over the last couple of years, the city has made major investments in its leisure and cultural offerings.

A view of the Grand Canyon with clearly striated canyon walls.

Exploring the Grand Canyon with Family

Summer means it’s time for the classic family road trip, and there’s no destination more classic than the one President Theodore Roosevelt urged every American to see—Arizona’s Grand Canyon.