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Art & History

Top 10 Cathedrals in England, Scotland, and Wales

Far from your average medieval church, the most exquisite spiritual centers in England, Scotland, and Wales are a testament to the imagination and meticulous craftsmanship of mankind. These amazing structures can be found in every corner of Britain. Though difficult to narrow down to only 10, I managed a list of the very best cathedrals …

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4 Secrets to the Vatican City: Tips to ensure getting the most out of your visit

Rome is a magically historic city, and no trip is complete without at least one day in the Vatican City. When planning your Vatican excursion, take these four tips into consideration. 1. Taking photos in and around the Vatican City The Vatican City is a location full of spiritual essence and tradition. The architecture is magnificent; the murals, …

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7 Shocking Facts You Probably Didn't Know About St. Patrick and Ireland

Everything you thought you knew about St. Patrick and the Irish tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is probably all wrong. Proud of your Irish heritage? Test your knowledge by counting how many of the following 7 shocking facts you know about St. Patrick and Ireland. 1. St. Patrick was not Irish That’s right. He wasn’t Irish, …

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Walking the Streets of Venice

There are plenty of museums, monuments, and points of interest worth seeing, but the real gem is exploring the narrow streets and tight passageways.  Built on over 100 small islets, the center of Venice is crossed by 118 canals and linked by over 400 hundred bridges.  Absolutely bursting with picturesque beauty around every corner, Venice truly deserves …

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Porto: What You Can't Miss In Portugal’s Northern Gem

Portugal is an altogether different experience than most other western European countries, and Porto epitomizes this feeling. A confused mixture of old and new world, it’s hard to put a pin on this cultural gem. Porto, Portugal is a wash with historical buildings and world class museums. In fact, a large section of the city’s …

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