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Will Rio be ready to host the world – In search of a “Barcelona Effect”

It’s finally about to happen. The event the captivates millions of viewers throughout the world every four years. The global sporting event the...

New York’s Magnificent and Nostalgic Bowery Hotel

On a cold, blustery winter day on New York’s eclectic Lower East Side, I arrived, tired and jetlagged, at my home for the next three nights, a...

The Hardest Place in the World to Visit

Richard Bangs The covering has the disconcerting effect of obnubilating as well as illuminating the woman behind it. Shrouded in black niqab and...

Thought Piece by Nicholas Kontis

This is an easy one for me. Right after college, I took a backpack trip and traveled around the world for a year. Upon returning to my native San...