Seville, Spain

Located on the Guadalquivir River, Seville was a small but successful settlement when Julius Caesar conquered it for Rome in 45BC, but after that, as they say, the rest is history. Under Roman rule Seville thrived to become one of the most important trade cities in the world. The region…

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How to Haggle Like a Pro

I’ve heard it said several times in different places around the world that Americans don’t know how to haggle. Perhaps it’s that we’re more accustomed to shopping malls than open air markets. Regardless, haggling can be intimidating to the uninitiated but is an important (and fun!) skill to have when…

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Austin, Texas

Juxtapose thousands of bearded, techie hipsters against a small crowd of blue-suited political aides and lobbyists, throw in a hefty portion of barbecue meat, spice it all up with a dash of live music, and that sums up the Route 66-like Americana culture of Austin, Texas. From curled-mustachioed, vest-wearing mixologists…

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