| Mar 13, 2011
Today an app may be mightier than a map and far less cumbersome. Here are some apps to tap for Europe that are good for more than one country.
Apps that work on iPhone also work on iPad and iPod Touch just as Android apps operate on phones and tablet...
| Oct 30, 2011
Three years ago, Quentin Derrick was eating clams at a beach-side restaurant in Da Nang. As he gazed east at the South China Sea, he couldn't believe what was rolling in.
Derrick has lived in Vietnam for eight years and surfed a good part of the...
| Nov 3, 2011
In France, food is an art. Even UNESCO seems to agree, having named French gastronomy part of the world's "intangible cultural heritage" last year. Yet unlike other cultural contributors, great French chefs, the artists of the business, say they suffer...
| Dec 18, 2011
Phileas Fogg went around the world in 80 days. I did it in 23. And I bet I visited more amazing sites than he — India's Taj Mahal, Easter Island, Tibet, Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the African plains, to name a few — all without having to endure...
| May 29, 2011
On a recent trip to the Alsace-Lorraine area in northeast France, I was hoping to stop at the new Musée Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder, 28 miles outside Strasbourg and half a mile from the main Lalique factory. The museum, created from a former glassworks...
| May 22, 2011
Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum
Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 375 pp., $28
What on earth were they thinking? That's the question that comes repeatedly to mind while...
| Jun 9, 2011
Jorge Semprun, a writer and politician who chronicled his experiences in the Nazis' Buchenwald death camp, struggled against dictatorship in his native Spain and later became that country's culture minister, has died. He was 87.
Semprun died Tuesday in...
| Nov 27, 2011
What traveler hasn't landed in a dreamed-of destination and found it crawling with tourists, fast-food franchises, name-brand stores and dollar-a-beer bars? The good bones of Charleston, S.C., which made the World Monuments Fund's list of imperiled...
| Jun 12, 2011
To her admirers, Alicia Alonso is the gracious grande dame of Cuban classical ballet. To detractors, she's a conservative cultural czarina who has clung to power even longer than Fidel Castro.
But even some of her fiercest critics will concede that...