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Fascinating People

Fascinating People

Fascinating and interesting people around the world

Royal Hawaiian HOTEL

Pink Palace: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Clark Gable, Kevin Costner, the Shah of Iran, all four Beatles and seemingly half of the U.S. marines have slept with her.
Study Spanish in Spain

Conversation Starters in Spain

No Spanish allowed!
The author and her friend, Melanie i

1st Person: How a Girl From Iowa Opened My Eyes to...

It only takes one person, one experience, to open the door to the joys of world travel.
Why I love travel in Paris

The Parisian Angel

It was time to reconsider Paris. Sometimes places, like people, deserve second chances.

Van Gogh’s Limestone Canvas: A Modern Exhibit in a Provençal Quarry

See the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh in a unique way with larger than life projections floating about in the Cathedrale d’Images.
Metéora Monastery in Greece. Flickr/ alaskapine

Greece’s Meteora Monastaries

The remote Meteora Monastaries in the Kalambaka Valley move at their own pace.
Running with the bulls in Pamplona Spain

Running with the Bulls in Pamplona

Join the festive (and sometimes inebriated) crowds as they dodge bulls and celebrate summer in this lively Spanish town.
Volunteer Vacations in Thailand

The Hokey Pokey: Volunteering in Thailand

An unwitting teacher uses song and dance to make international connections.
Floating islands of Peru

Walking on Water: The Floating Islands of Peru

When you step off the boat, you won’t lose your sea legs. The “land” here is made of reeds, and island-building is a constant project.
Balinese Water Temple

Music for the Soul: Exploring Bali

From Balinese culture to beautiful beaches and temples, travel in Bali is soothing to the soul.
Tito's bunker Bosnia

Tito’s Bunker: Hideout in the Balkans

Get an insider's tour of the most mysterious bunker in Bosnia.
How to greet others around the world.

15 Different Greetings from Around the World

Each culture has its own customs and traditions. Here are 15 different greetings from around the world.

Paris’ Famous Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

Visit legendary Parisians of the past at these city cemetaries.
How to say I love you in German

The World’s Most Romantic Language?

Rosetta Stone surveyed lovers worldwide to identify the most romantic language. Here's what they found.