Louvre Abu Dhabi: Finding Art in the Gulf

In a kind of “move over Mona” moment the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened with much fanfare this week to put Abu Dhabi on the world cultural map and put focus on artistic treasures that extend far beyond the bounds of Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile.


Shopping Trips: Stay and Pay at these Iconic Hubs

With the holiday season just around the corner, seven fabulous shopping destinations around the globe can turn Christmas shopping into the perfect vacation. Suggestions by Booking.com offer ways to quell shopping addictions while solving holiday gift needs with some very tempting and immersive shopping destinations.


The Alla Tours Advantage in St. Petersburg

By David Yeskel Despite current political realities, a visit to St. Petersburg on a Baltic cruise is still a bucket-list item that shouldn’t be forgone – even now.  Almost all Baltic cruise itineraries feature a call at this fascinating city, previously known as Leningrad, for two days and a night, but that still isn’t enough […]


David Citadel, Jerusalem: Israel Old and New

  Photos by Ilene Perlman For those who are headed to Israel a visit to Jerusalem is not just a must, it is a mandate. The city is a living museum of history, ancient history and that knowledge is preserved and interpreted in all manner of ways, from unparalleled museums to fascinating archaeological sites to […]