Brian Paxton

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Kenyan ballet dancer walks out of Nairobi slum and on to the world stage

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Karen, an affluent quarter of Nairobi, is Kuwinda. Viewed from the air, this ramshackle island of corrugated iron is surrounded by leafy green and azure blue dots: back yards and swimming pools belonging to the slum's wealthy neighbors. When a fire swept through Kuwinda in late March, …

Africa

Europe's 15 Most Breathtakingly Beautiful Villages

Nothing speaks more to the notion of serenity and quaintness than rural Europe. Think <i>Lord of the Rings</i>-style English villages, with relics dating …

European Travel

The Eastern Algarve is Portugal’s best-kept secret

<b>EAST SIDE STORY</b><p><b>Portugal’s Algarve is almost too popular, so why not head to its little-visited eastern end? Here the long white beaches are secluded and the port towns are sleepier, but there’s no shortage of gelato and pastry shops. On a road trip, Doug Wallace learns to slow down and live the</b> …

A refreshing river cruise through Germany

It’s just gone 4pm and although the temperature is topping a steamy 32C, I pull my towel a bit more tightly around my body. It’s not just British reserve that stops me from sitting in the ship’s sauna in my birthday suit; it’s also the floor-to-ceiling window that affords a good view of the Moselle …

How Couples Can Live Well On $2,000 A Month In This Romantic European Locale

By Nazareen Heazle, InternationalLiving.com<p>Cosmopolitan cities, glorious sunshine, delicious cuisine, and low costs -- as a retirement or second-home destination, Spain is hard to beat.<p>Cobbled Street, Torrox, Spain<p>The southern province of Andalucia, particularly the area around the Costa del Sol, …

Roasted Romanesco Recipe

"This crazy looking vegetable is better than broccoli!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 head Romanesco (also known as Romanesque cauliflower or Romanesco broccoli), cut …

Plaster Your Walls with Exotic Cosmic Travel Destinations Thanks to NASA

Want to get away— like, <i>really</i> away? Now you can dream of cosmic vacations, thanks to NASA's vintage-inspired travel posters, available to download …

A Lot to do at the Pearl Brewery Complex in San Antonio

There is no shortage of things to do at the Pearl Brewery Complex in San Antonio. One of the best things about the complex is that it is accessible …

5 Foods You Cannot Miss When in Austin

Austin is known for its rich culture and amazingly eclectic food. Having been here for several years, I've watched it grow and expand from its simple (but delicious) roots of breakfast tacos, to elegant and upscale cuisine, all the while maintaining its Austin personality.<p>If you are visiting …

BBQ

A food tour of Austin: eating your way across the capital of Texas

Austin is one of the most exciting cities in the US – a proverbial incubator of creativity and youthful exuberance, a hotbed for start-ups, musical and artistic epicenter and home to the world-renowned South by Southwest festival (SXSW).<p>With so much going on, it’s little wonder the Texan capital …

Texas

Four years on, Syria’s refugees search for a future

The Syrian uprising began four years ago. On Sunday, thanks to the Korber Foundation, I was able to make a brief visit to Zaatari Refugee Camp …

Middle East

8 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Jordan Now

Jordan is a destination that is sometimes misunderstood. The land of lost cities and epic adventures like <i>Lawrence of Arabia,</i> it's a place that should be much more popular than it is. Safe and hospitable, Jordan suffers guilt by association due to its location in the Middle East. But visitors who …

The Stradivarius Affair

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even …

The 7 wonders of the 7th arrondissement of Paris

A first trip to Paris can be fairly daunting. Down every street and around every corner, there’s something special to see and do so to help you out …

Useful French Travel Words and Expressions

Before embarking on your next trip to Paris, it's a good idea to learn some very basic French travel words and expressions. Even if language isn't …

France

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

16 Places In Dublin That Aren't Pubs

"Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub."<p>What started as James Joyce's casual musing in <i>Ulysses</i> became a real-life challenge for tech whiz Rory McCann. The Dublin resident made it his mission to crack the riddle-- and he successfully designed a route that leads travelers across …

Sample 14 day Ireland Travel Itinerary

<i>Late last year I asked people would they mind sharing the details of their Ireland travel itineraries with us on the site. I had numerous responses</i> …

22 Places In Ireland To Celebrate The Emerald Isle

St. Patrick's Day is just a few weeks away, and while Dublin is an easy choice for where to celebrate the festive holiday, we have something else in mind.<p>The tradition of St. Patrick's Day parades actually originated in America. Instead of getting drunk on Guinness, why not pay homage to all that …

Ireland for Everyone

For romance and adventure seekers, city breakers, golfers, foodies and more, Ireland is a most obliging and enchanting host. Jetsetter.com rounds up the top destinations to discover the Emerald Isle's unique history, adventure, culture and craic.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Ireland for Everyone<p>Follow Jetsetter.com …

Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.

A day in Galway, Ireland: city guide

Galway,Cultural trips,Heritage,Food and drink,Ireland,Europe,Travel,Irish food and drink,City breaks<p>Take a tour around Galway, Ireland's 'city of festivals', and sample its history, culture and love of a good cup of tea – and maybe end the day with a taste of something stronger<p>Have no fear … Galway …

27 photos of glorious Ireland | CNN Travel

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

Ireland

The Best of Romantic Ireland

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers jaw-dropping sea views, …

The Best of Ireland: an A to Z Guide

Ireland reaches out and grabs you. It lures you in with extraordinary green landscapes, good food and drink, and hospitable people, and keeps you …

Whale watching on Ireland’s newest coastal route

Ireland’s southwest coast is one of the easiest places on Earth to see whales, porpoises and dolphins in the wild – and no one knows it yet.<p>When I saw the first roll of dark skin emerge from the water, I knew we weren’t alone. I was on a boat with Whale Watch West Cork less than a kilometre off the …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …