A leisurely tour through the unspoiled atmosphere of colonial Antigua is a feast for your senses. Combine well-preserved colonial buildings, pastel
coloured homes and cobblestone streets with the spontaneity of ferreting out undiscovered tourist treasures and you have the
UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Antigua Guatemala.
Several times a day, a gunfight breaks out in Grapevine Texas. This cheery town about 10 minutes northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth airport isn't filled with violence, and these aren't actors pretending to
shoot one another on the streets. It's Nat Barrett and Willy Majors, animatronic outlaws circa 1890 who argue and finally battle it out high above the gathered crowds. But this friendly town also offers
an urban wine trail,
great art, historic trains, and healthy chocolate.
We're sitting at an outdoor cafe on the Alameda de Hercules, a broad tree-lined
boulevard in central Seville, Spain's fourth largest city and the capital of
Andalusia. Legend has it that Hercules discovered Seville and the Alameda is named
after that mythic hero. Hercules didn't, of course, but old stories die hard and Seville has parlayed the Greek hero,
or at least his name, into a tourist attraction. Read more about Hercules, Columbus, Alcazar and much more
When my husbandís work as a coffee trader took us and our toddler daughter to Granada, Nicaragua, for seven months, I didnít know what to expect. What I found was a stunning,
somewhat surreal, little city.
Granada, Nicaragua is magical.
The Rio Grande Valley area is a major USA birding area. Not only is it home to many tropical bird species found nowhere else in the United States, itís also the junction of two major north-south migration routes.
As the largest city in the RGV, McAllen is a perfect home base for birding and butterflies. Here are some of the best places for
birding and butterflies
The happy sounds of the Mariachi band greeted me as I emerged from the airport at McAllen, Texas. Although I was not the focus of the music (photographers were gathering around a group of beauty contest winners)
it delighted me, and set the tone for my visit.
McAllen is a city that will start by surprising you and end up captivating you