Cuisine, language and culture are just a few of the things that bring global cities and countries to life. The following insights highlight best-kept secrets, local treasures, fun facts and traveler suggestions. Whether you’re going on tour or researching a potential trip, find a little travel inspiration here.

Where did they film that?

Watched the fantastic action thriller Ronin again last night. Not only does it feature the greatest actor of all-time (Robert… Read more

‘David’ might move

Has David outgrown Florence? The city of Florence thinks so. Authorities in the Renaissance City are considering a plan to… Read more

Twain inspiration

We’re not the only blog drawing inspiration from Mark Twain these days. In his blog, Global Neighbourhoods, Shel Israel just… Read more

Mona Lisa revealed

Breaking news: Mona Lisa‘s true identity has been revealed! The art world—not to mention the blogosphere—is abuzz with news that… Read more

Wonders never cease

Over the course of human history (or at least since the 5th century B.C.), people have been fascinated by lists—especially… Read more

Greatest travel books

Looking for a last-minute holiday gift? Or maybe just a good read? How about a classic book? Gadling just reminded… Read more

Antarctica, anyone?

Antarctica stirs the emotions of explorers. Its remoteness and uncharted territory calls out to adventurers. Its icy, white expanse may… Read more

Magnifying a masterpiece

Leonardo’s The Last Supper is ready for its close-up. One of the world’s most famous paintings is now the world’s… Read more

Happy Birthday, Mark Twain

Today is Mark Twain‘s birthday. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on Nov. 30, 1835, in Florida, Mo. Under his famous… Read more