Plaza Botero. Photo © Guía de Viajes Oficial de Medellín, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Downtown Medellín Walking Tour

Medellín’s brash downtown is a compact history tour comprising stoic remnants from the colonial era, brick and mortar evidence of Medellín’s rising as Colombia’s most important industrial center in the early 20th century, and the vibrant public spaces, modern transportation systems, and futuristic architecture showing this proud city’s 21st-century optimism.

View across a wide green lawn of the Festival Theatre with modern angles and tall glass windows.

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario typically opens with preview performances in late April and early May and continues through October. Beyond the plays, the festival offers a variety of theater tours, lectures, and special events.

The Philadelphia city skyline on a clear day.

Fun and Free: Philly on a Budget

With plenty of free sights and activities, you don’t have to be rich to have fun in Philly. You can do all of the following for free—yes, you heard right, free.

The Cape Fear River in North Carolina's Raven Rock State Park.

Touring the Sandy Lowlands: Barbecue, Antiques, and More

Between the Triangle and the beaches are a band of small towns like Wilson which continue to be culturally vital, architecturally interesting, and full of good places to browse for antiques and to gobble up barbecue. Here’s a quick look at the Sandy Lowland’s towns and state parks.

A woman forms pupusas by hand, cooking them on a griddle surface next to her.

From Food to Sports to Religion: Culture in Belize

Belize is a melting pot of cultures, religions, languages, and ethnicities. In this article, author Victoria Day-Wilson discusses the general culture of Belize, including everything from the types of popular cuisine to the likelihood of finding a golf course or a race track.

Midday view of a ferry and across the water the dramatic Toronto skyline.

A Perfect Toronto Day

Whether you’re in town for business, a conference, or a short holiday, you’ll want to know how to get the most out of your visit to Canada’s largest city. Carolyn B. Heller reveals her favorite activities and experiences that you can fit into one perfect Toronto day.

The Brazilian flag on a white background.

Reliving Tropicalismo – On and Off Screen

Channeling counterculture and rock n’roll, an eclectic and charismatic collective of artists galvanized fans and critics throughout the country with their shows, albums, performances, and happenings that came to be known collectively as Tropicalismo.