Valparaíso: City of Styles

Walking through the neighborhoods of Valparaíso, Chile is like a look at centuries of European architecture painted in a rainbow of hues and graffitied everywhere in between. Until the Panama Canal sliced through Latin America in 1914, this central Chilean city was the most important port town on the Pacific--with every powerful country looking to ...

Architecture of the Amazon

The honeymoon has begun! The first stop on our around-the-world journey has landed us in Manaus, Brazil, the heart of the Amazon. It's a 2-million person city in the depths of the jungle that can only be accessed by plane or the only highway in town, the Amazon River.  Native Brazilians have obviously been living ...

Swiss Architecture at a Glance

Switzerland travel ideas

Mike and I just had the privilege of visiting Switzerland (on our way to an amazing five-day wine tour through Burgundy, France--to be explained next blog; stay tuned) and were just completely charmed by the architecture. As an American, old European structures always seem impressive but set their old-world charm against some of the world’s ...