Hotel Review: Hilton Bogota Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia

by Jonathan Spira

Bogotá, a booming capital city full of vim and vigor, which was built on a rolling plateau more than 8,000’ (2,438 m) above sea level in the Andes in central Colombia, seems to be constantly in motion, from the chaotic traffic to the outdoor markets crowded with Indians in wool ponchos to its striking new convention center, the Ágora Centro Internacional de Convenciones, where one event or another is always …

What’s Doing in Savannah, Georgia

by Jeremy Del Nero

Savannah, Georgia, is the oldest city in the Peach state, and has a rich and important history.  Visitors can experience the tales of Savannah from many angles, from its time as the erstwhile capital of the state, to its role as a strategic port city during the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars,.
One can explore Savannah concentrating on architectural and city planning perspectives. Thanks to its well-preserved homes and ongoing campaigns …

Real ID is Almost Here: This is What You Need to Know to Fly Starting Next Year

by Paul Riegler

If you didn’t upgrade your driver’s license to a Real ID-compliant one when renewing, you may be in for a surprise.
Starting in October 2020, the Transportation Security Administration, the agency which is responsible for manning security checkpoints at the nation’s airports, will stop accepting standard driver’s licenses and only accept those which are compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005, which came about as an aftermath of the September …

Theater Review: ‘Evita’ at New York City Center

by Jonathan Spira

Very few countries find themselves so captivated and enthralled by an individual the way Argentina is to Maria Eva Duarte de Perón, a woman whose life (she was born 100 years ago) is the stuff of which legends – and musicals – are made.
As the wife of Juan Perón, the Argentine Army general who was elected president of the country three times, Eva, known by the diminutive Evita, became one …

How to Say ‘Help!’ and Other Important Phrases in 10 Languages

by Anna Breuer

In an emergency, it’s important to know what to say when traveling.aa
Every time a traveler gets on a plane, flight attendants review the safety features of the aircraft in the pre-flight briefing, no matter how many times the passengers may have heard this before.
Once you arrive at your destination, however, you are on your own.
Here’s a quick guide on how to say “help” and other key phrases in a representative …

What’s Doing in New York City

by Anna Breuer

Visitors to New York City quickly find out that the nickname “The City that Never Sleeps” is well earned.
There’s no shortage of magnificent architecture, breathtaking views, and much history, not to mention people – at any hour of the day. Indeed, the city is home to 8.5 million people and covers 305 square miles (490.8 square kilometers).
Manhattan is the city’s most densely populated borough and is the city’s historical birthplace. It’s also …

It’s Time to Put Winter Tires on Your Car

by Paul Riegler

In many European countries, the advent of late fall or winter is a signal for drivers to switch to winter tires on their vehicles, where it’s understood to be as important as setting the clock to Winter Time.
Indeed, having winter tires on your vehicle is required by law starting in November in Germany, yet it’s a forgotten practice in most parts of the United States because so many vehicles come …