El Malecón--A favorite stroll for tourists and locals, a walk along the Malecon runs along the main streets of Havana and provides stunning views of the Bay. Supposedly, on weekends this is where the locals come to party and I can bring a bottle to join in.
Bridges are the lifeblood of cities. They bring people and goods into towns, sustaining the vital center. But bridges are also a major engineering feat, and towering works of beauty. Here are some of the world's most inspirational bridges.
One of my hopes on our trip to France was to spend a night in a “real” castle. By happenstance, we came upon a little tourist information booth along a country road in the Loire Valley, and it happened to be staffed by an