Jane Baldwin-Marvell

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Madrid Travel Guide

Best Time To Go<p>Though Madrid is miles away from the sea, the city experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, humid summers and mild …

Travel

Andalusian insights: the spirit of Malaga in five "pueblos"

By Alan Hazel on Apr 17, 2018 in Europe, Regions, Spain, Western Europe<p>The province of Malaga on Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast evolved from a …

European Travel

Trudeau, Macron defend Ceta free-trade deal in Paris

Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau exchanged hugs on the steps of France's Elysée presidential palace and hailed their "convergence of views" on the …

Free Trade

How to Plan an Iceland Itinerary — From a 24-Hour Layover to a 2-Week Road Trip

One challenge in producing our new <i>Rick Steves Iceland</i> guidebook (with co-author Ian Watson) was the need to be realistic about the way travelers are …

European Travel

This map of Italy’s famous pasta dishes is mouthwatering

Here’s one for the pasta hounds. If you’ve ever found yourself perusing the menu at a fancy Italian joint, confused by the seemingly endless …

Italy

7 exquisite Amalfi coastal towns you need to explore

Summertime on the Amalfi Coast conjures memories of sunny seaside lunches of spaghetti allo scoglio by the plateful, sipping floral Falanghina al …

Italy

Disappearing Languages

The way we speak has an enormous effect on our identities. The ever-changing languages, dialects, or even accents that we use define our relationship …

Language

When you will travel in Italy this is the Best Things to Do in Salerno

On April 15, 2018 by admin<p>Salerno is the capital of the province of the same name, and lies in the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea .Salerno is …

Italy

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

European Travel

Ten must-watch films about the Spanish Civil War

During the ensuing 35-year-dictatorship of General Francisco Franco cinema was used as a propaganda machine churning out stories which venerated …

War

Common Phrases in Puerto Rico

Most Puerto Ricans speak both Spanish and English, but they also speak "Puerto Rican," which is a collection of words and phrases unique to the …

Puerto Rico

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Best Places to Visit on the East Coast of Spain

Culture, Beaches and History on the Mediterranean<p>Many visitors to the Spanish east coast on the Mediterranean go no further than Barcelona. A few …

Barcelona

Sorry, Brexiters. Banking on the Commonwealth is a joke

As director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, I know what this institution does – and the notion that it can pick up the slack when the UK leaves the EU is nonsense. By Philip Murphy<p>‘So, Professor Murphy,” said the voice at the end of the line. “What does the Commonwealth mean to you?” It …

United Kingdom

Iceland's Greatest Natural Wonders That Tourists Overlook

Iceland is Mother Nature’s favorite plaything. This little island nation dangling from the Arctic Circle, with its ethereal geothermal terrain, is …

European Travel

Top of the lago: a saunter around the Italian lakes

Hiking high above Lake Maggiore, through forests and hills alive with Grand Tour romance, is a great way to build an appetite for Piedmont’s epic cuisine<p>Close to the summit of Monte Mottarone, we sit in silence soaking up the 360-degree views. To the east, far below, sparkles Lake Maggiore. A …

Italy

Macron’s bottom-up language is upside down to most French people

The president’s love of franglais may go down well with elites, but for many his overuse of English verges on caricature<p>In a speech on Thursday, Emmanuel Macron angered many of his compatriots by declaring: “<i>La</i> <i>démocratie</i> <i>est le système le plus bottom up de la terre</i>” (“Democracy is the most bottom-up …

France

All cleavage and clunkiness – why can’t male authors write women?

A writer challenged women to describe themselves as a male author would. The responses were hilarious, but sadly rang true<p>“She was 40 but could have passed for a year younger with soft lipstick and some gentle mascara. Her dress clung to the curves of her bosom which was cupped by her bra that was …

Feminism

31 things Canadians say that Americans don't understand

Canada

Chicago city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in the Windy City

People tend to fall in love with Chicago very quickly. Visually stunning, with some of the most impressive architecture on earth, the Windy City also …

Travel

Ventimiglia Sights and Travel Guide

Ventimiglia is a town on the northwest part of the Italian Riviera on Italy's west coast. It's the last town before the French border, 7 kilometers …

Italy

A wander near Ronda: Spain’s empty quarter

Andalucía’s first parque natural is pretty unknown, yet Sierra de Grazalema is a stunning wild place of peaks, gorges, hilltop villages and vultures<p>A goat farmer told me no one swims in the lake at Zahara de la Sierra because it’s full of fish with crocodile heads. Is that why I’m the only person …

Hiking

Of course the ultras are afraid: their Brexit now looks toxic

They are being forced to face Brexit realities, with red lines crossed, hefty bills to be paid and border issues unresolved<p>Easter, spring, rebirth? Not this year. Instead there is trepidation, heartache and alarm at what’s to come. When the leader of the House called for Big Ben to ring out from …

United Kingdom

48 Hours in Reykjavik: Best Things to Do

<i>Whether you’re in transit to another country, or getting ready to head out and explore Iceland’s natural beauty, it’s worth spending 48 hours in</i> …

European Travel

Hadrian's Wall: The Complete Guide

Hadrian's Wall once marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. It stretched for nearly 80 miles, across the narrow neck of the Roman province …

Archaeology

Portrait of Brexit Britain

Portrait of Brexit Britain: A Divided Nation Makes a Journey Into the Unknown<p>A year before Britain is supposed to formally break away from its …

United Kingdom

Foreign languages: How to memorise vocabulary

When trying to learn a foreign language, most of us have the same complaint: “I’m just not good at memorising.” Learning new vocabulary can be daunting, especially for busy adults whose minds are already occupied with work, family, and other responsibilities.<p>A comfort? Linguists say that to “get …

Language Learning

Paris is a city that a lot of tourists do wrong—here’s how to get it right

There is perhaps no city more idealized, and more written about, than Paris. And yet, for tourists and travelers embarking on their first visit, there is also no city that’s easier to get wrong.<p>The Louvre, Ladurée, Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower—newcomers are often torn between all the sights to …

France

5 luxury road trips to enjoy in Spain

Despite the sole use of the words “road trip” playing against the word luxury, there is a certainty that this connotation will diminish after viewing …

Barcelona

At last, good news on Brexit: Britain is heading for Norway

Theresa May’s transition deal hints at the best option: remaining in the single market – plus the customs union<p>Norway here we come. This is the good news on the Brexit front. It will take two years. The voyage will be stormy and the destination messy. But plus-or-minus Norway offers the only …

United Kingdom