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

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

Nordhavn Journal: Two Metro Stations Symbolize Denmark’s Newest Design Destination

by Ron Bernthal From savvy new architecture and design galleries to seaside bathing and amazing dining venues,  Nordhavn is a revitalized Danish city located on the Øresund strait, just 10-15 minutes from Copenhagen’s center city via the new M4 Metro line. … Continue reading

Club Med Survey Ranks Best Euro Cities for Culture

Ron Bernthal If you are of a certain age, you probably remember Club Méditerranée as a chain of hedonistic Caribbean resorts, where ‘culture’ would not be the first word a visitor would use to describe a Club Med vacation. Founded … Continue reading

Brasilia Journal: Brazil’s Capital Turns 60

The capital of Brazil was inaugurated on 21 April 1960, following a four-year construction period and containing landmark works by a roaster of Brazilian modernists; this year, 2020, Brasilia celebrates its 60th anniversary. By Ron Bernthal All Photos by Paul … Continue reading

America’s Largest WW II Reenactment Takes Place at D-Day Conneaut, Ohio, Aug 22-23

Over 1,400 reenactors from all over the Untied States and Canada will converge on Conneaut, Ohio, August 22-23, 2014, to replay D-Day, making this America’s largest World War II reenactment. D-Day Conneaut, which is free to the public, is a … Continue reading

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Partners with Ethnomusicologist to Add Music Adventures on Small-Ship Voyages

They say music is a window to the soul.  And at Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, that goes for the soul of an entire culture, thanks to a series of music adventures on select itineraries that offer guests rare insight into the … Continue reading