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This City Is One of the Best in the World for Street Art and Artists
Outsiders, both domestic and international, come to San Miguel de Allende and learn that to experience its real magic, you need to move alongside the locals.

 Dana Givens | February 8, 2021

Vancouver - March 19 – June 11, 2021 /// TICKETS ON SALE NOW
In this exhibition, visitors of all ages discover a new way of reconnecting with the work of this great master.
The very concept of Imagine Van Gogh is grandiose: visitors wander amongst giant projections of the artist’s paintings, swept away by every brushstroke, detail, painting medium and colour. Immersed in an extraordinary experience where all senses become fully awakened, viewers will be truly moved by such spectacular beauty. Visitors discover more than 200 of Van Gogh’s paintings, including his most famous works, painted between 1888 and 1890 in Provence, Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise.
This exhibition is the work of Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, who collaborated on the creation of immersive shows at Cathédrale d’images in Les Baux-de-Provence, using the concept of “Image Totale” conceived by Albert Plécy. For Imagine Van Gogh, they employed advanced techniques of multi-projection and immersive audio to add emotional depth to each image, allowing us to live and feel the creative energy of the esteemed artist.

Photo credit: Maite Oñate - Unsplash

The Story of Irish Linen: Flax to Fabric 
Tracing the history of Irish linen, from its 17th-century origins to worldwide renown.
What is linen?
Linen is a type of cloth woven from the fibre of the flax plant. It is one of the world's oldest textiles. The history of linen in Ireland, and beyond, is told in the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum's permanent exhibition,' Flax to Fabric: the story of Irish Linen'.

International Women's Day /month – March 2021
We believe in a future where women and men are equal. On International Women’s Day 2021, we celebrate the leadership, determination and acts of courage of women around the world, who have played a vital role in their countries and communities. British Council – February 22, 2021

Lisbon: A portrait of Portugal's capital and its people | Meet the Originals
The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Continental Europe’s most western capital and the only one along the Atlantic coast. This global city with important structures in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, tourism, and international trade is one of the major economic centers of the continent. Lisbon is also one of the oldest cities in the world, going back to the 5th century. It is rich of culture and architecture and was considered to be one of the most livable cities around the world.
This documentary allows a unique insight behind the scenes of Lisbon – ten portraits of extraordinary and impressive citizens show how people in Portugal’s capital think and how they imprint their city day after day. Besides that, it tells the story of Lisbon's who battle the economic crisis with ingenuity, creativity, and positive thinking. Portraying special people from different areas of life, from a former pop star to a pensioner-graffiti-gang and from Lisbon’s wine pope to a modern Fado-band. This documentary reflects the people and their mentality. Wocomo Travel April 7, 2020

Starlings making the shape of a bird
After months of chasing these birds around Lough Ennel, Co. Westmeath. James Crombie and I captured a unique display. His shot made front cover of the Irish Times and this is the video of the murmuration of that shot. Colin Hogg – March 4, 2021

Photo credit: Jf Brou – Unsplash 

15 of Canada’s Most Stunning Natural Wonders
Despite being the world’s second-largest country, how many of these Canadian natural wonders are you aware of?
Although its landmass covers over 3.85 million square miles, 80% of Canada’s population lives within 100 miles of the U.S. border. So, while most may know of Ontario’s Niagara Falls and the Rockies in Alberta, it’s probably fair to say that many areas, like Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, may be something of a mystery to many. Yet, they’re home to some of the world’s most sublime landscapes, that perhaps deserve more international recognition.
James March | March 2, 2021

Clothesline Farm Animals Graze the Countryside in Playful Illusions by Helga Stentzel
Instead of tossing an old pair of pants or T-shirt, Helga Stentzel puts her tired garments out to pasture. So far, the London-based artist has added Pegasus and Smoothie, a pair of clothesline equine and bovine, to her herd of playful interventions hung in bucolic landscapes. Stenzel’s practice, which she terms “household surrealism,” is derived from her childhood in Siberia, where she spent hours surveying her grandmother’s carpet, birch logs, and random objects for recognizable forms, including “a stack of buckets resembling the tower of Pisa,” she tells Colossal.

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

Inside a Hotel With Runway Views Built in an Abandoned Airport Terminal | Hotel Tours
Today we visit John F. Kennedy airport in New York City to tour the one-of-a-kind TWA Hotel. The TWA boasts all the amenities you'd expect of a contemporary hotel while recreating the retro aesthetic of the former terminal's 60's heyday. Entering through the iconic Eero Saarinen designed lobby, arriving guests are whisked back in time to 1962, immersed in everything from the original arrivals and departures board to the lounge furniture and telephones. A vintage 1958 Lockheed Constellation airplane has been repurposed into a charming 60-seat cocktail bar, perfect for visiting after a dip in the rooftop infinity pool. Perhaps most unique of all, the TWA Hotel offers runway suites, providing an unparalleled vantage point for takeoffs and landings. Conde Nast Traveler – December 2019

The Paradores of Spain - Hotels with a difference!
MAP Travel is the official and exclusive Representative in Ireland for the Paradores of Spain. These unique hotels are state owned castles, palaces, mansions and monasteries that have been patiently and authentically restored and offer a truly magical stay. Join us on one of our escorted Parador holidays for a relaxed and gentle introduction to them. March 10, 2017

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Fiji
As the days get increasingly colder, you may find yourself fantasizing about a warm-weather getaway. Instead of your go-to beach destination, consider flying for a few extra hours this year to reach the South Pacific—specifically Fiji. This archipelago of more than 300 islands is a true tropical paradise, with perfect beaches, colorful marine life, and resorts fit for royalty. Here are 11 photos to inspire your wanderlust.
October 24, 2017

What's the correct way to eat a chocolate digestive? 🍪 BBC
Romesh Ranganathan’s topical comedy show, the Ranganation, returns to bring a dose of optimistic entertainment to the nation. Romesh will be joined virtually by his hand-picked focus group, the Ranganation – 20 loveable, outspoken characters who represent a cross-section of modern Britain and who will give Romesh their take on a number of topical areas, sharing their own experiences along the way. Together, they will take a humorous look at the week’s biggest talking points, from front page news to trending topics, helping the nation to navigate their way through these tricky times.  BBC Feb 16 2021

8 Easy TikTok Recipes to Take You Around the World
Be transported to parts unknown in under a minute.
There have been a plethora of things that have helped us through quarantine (puzzles, binge-watching, binge eating), but none has had quite the impact as TikTok. This app has had us feeling like backup dancers, baristas, and—with the help of the more cooking-inclined—culinary experts.
In a time when we are physically separated, TikTok has united us through dance challenges and food. Taking us around the world, TikTok users have shown us how to make our favorite recipes at home. For those wanting to learn how to make authentic pasta or looking for an easy fried rice recipe, we’ve found the best (and easiest) culinary tutorials to take your meal to the next level.
Kaelin Dodge | January 29, 2021

Climate change in the desert | DW Documentary
Climate change is leaving its mark on Morocco’s oases, too. Sandstorms are becoming more and more frequent, groundwater levels are sinking and palm trees are shrivelling up and dying. An age-old way of life is in danger. Halim Sbai says an oasis really is a paradise. But drought and desertification are now taking their toll on oases like M'hamid El Ghizlane in southeastern Morocco where he grew up. The survival of a whole region is at stake. Over hundreds of kilometers between the Anti-Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert there is one palm-fringed oasis after the next. Close to two million people live in these settlements. Up to now, many earned their living by harvesting dates from the palm trees. But this is proving more and more difficult. Decreasing and irregular rainfall is having a devastating impact on the trees and their yields. Halim Sbai is planting new palm trees and preserving as much precious water as he can in a bid to keep the oasis of M'hamid El Ghizlane and the region’s traditional way of life alive. Up to now, he has also been supplementing his income with earnings from tourism. Global warming could put an end to all this. -------------------------------------------------------------------

•Jun 30, 2020

Eating in Africa’s Biggest Floating Slum!! Seafood Factories!!
Best Ever Food Review Show  May 2020

Countries With The Most Islands | Which Country Have The Most Islands?
Misk Travel Guide Sep 2020
Islands are almost like little havens you can escape to when you need a little peace and quiet. Not every country is close to them, but when people go on vacation, they will often pick an island resort. The fact that it is a small piece of land surrounded by the ocean from all sides makes them a perfect place to escape to when you want to take a break from everything. Did you ever wonder which country has the most islands under its flag? The answer might surprise you, as will the sheer number of islands that some countries have, so lets find out;

For These Women, the Freedom of Work Travel Is an Unexpected Pandemic Loss
After years of traveling solo, adjusting to pandemic life raises questions about what they want out of their relationships.
A few years ago, I traveled to Mexico as part of a small group of journalists. It was a magical trip: we ate dinner under the stars in Guadalajara; walked through blue-tinged fields of agave plants in Tequila; and tasted rare batches of that glimmering, golden spirit the town is so famous for. On our last night, we attended a party at a grand estate until the early hours, as palm trees swung lazily around the open bar. It was one of those pinch me moments you get as a travel writer. I couldn’t quite believe that I was getting to do this in the name of work. So, I was taken aback when another woman on the trip turned to me and asked: “Is your husband comfortable with you traveling alone for work so frequently?”…

February 12, 2021

Photo credit: shbs – Pixabay

Tokyo is a city of spectacular contrasts, where ancient meets ultramodern and the cool factor is off the charts! Why it’s one of the world’s great destinations.


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