Austin Journal: Nicely designed new stadium for soccer-loving city.

by Ron Bernthal Opened in spring 2021, Austin’s new Q2 Stadium is a modern stadium and soccer park at McKalla Place, in the North Burnet section of North Austin. The Q2 Stadium is Austin’s first major league sports stadium and home … Continue reading

New York City Journal: A park along the Hudson will create Manhattan’s first public beach.

by Ron Bernthal New York City’s Hudson River Park Trust has begun construction on Gansevoort Peninsula, a riverfront park designed by the noted landscape firm James Corner Field Operations that will be home to  Manhattan’s first public beach. Construction began … Continue reading

Shanghai Journal: Mainland China’s first SITES Gold project converts former airport runway into sustainable urban park

by Ron Bernthal Xuhui Runway Park is an innovative urban revitalization project that breathes new life into a unique piece of Shanghai’s history. Designed by the global design firm Sasaki, and located in the Xuhui Riverfront Area, the park is … Continue reading

Norway’s spectacular treetop cabins.

by Ron Bernthal For travelers to Norway who wish to enjoy a quiet and unique experience in the Norwegian countryside, renting a treetop cabin in any of the several regions that offer them offers a memorable, off-the-beaten-path journey that is … Continue reading

Colorado Springs Journal: Newly opened museum is an architectural gem.

by Ron Bernthal The US Olympic and Paralympic Museum (USOPM), which opened in Colorado Springs in 2020, is a tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements with Team USA athletes at the center of the museum experience. The 60,000 square-foot … Continue reading

Lubbock Journal: A new building dedicated to native son Buddy Holly.

by Ron Bernthal The new Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is West Texas’ largest dedicated performance venue, bringing under one roof the city’s vibrant performing arts community including the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Lubbock, along with … Continue reading

Bilbao Journal: Basque Gamble Still Drawing Crowds

By Ron Bernthal In the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice whisper, “If you build it, they will come,” and proceeds to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his vast yellow corn field, attracting … Continue reading

Cape Cod’s ‘Second Summer’ Lasts Until November!

Cape Cod, Massachusetts— Definition: Cape Cod’s Second Summer — A phenomenon, part wish and part reality, which extends the perception, happiness and freedom of summer into September, October and even into early November. Because Cape Cod is bathed in warm … Continue reading

Saxony Journal: Exhibits Highlight Early European Industrialization

By Ron Bernthal The southwestern region of Saxony was one of the first and most important centers of early European industrialization. For visitors to Germany’s Saxony region these days, its self-image still rests on the terrain’s natural beauty, the state’s … Continue reading

Veitastrond Journal: Trekking Cabins Near Norwegian Glacier

by Ron Bernthal Situated in the western part of Norway on a small plateau overlooking the beautiful Jostedalsbreen Glacier, Tungestølen is the name of a group of new, pentagonal-shaped cabins designed by the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta for a local … Continue reading