Notre Dame fire: when will the cathedral reopen to visitors?

The world watched as the historic Notre Dame cathedral caught fire in April 2019. While it is a miracle that so much of the building survived, the 19th-century spire and all of the 13th-century roof have been lost forever. French President Emanuel Macron has set a goal of 2024 for… Read More

The Ides of March: How did Julius Caesar die?

Thanks to Shakespeare, everyone knows the name of Julius Caesar, the ancient Roman stabbed to death on the Ides of March by those he trusted. But why did Caesar have to die? As a successful military leader, Caesar rose to power in a short amount of time, intimidating the Senate. Read More

Most Instagrammable spots in Barcelona

Barcelona is such a picturesque city that no matter where you go, you are sure to get amazing photos to fill your Instagram feed.  Here are some of our favorite Instagrammable spots to head with your camera! Beaches The three kilometers of beaches in Barcelona are facing east and your… Read More

Most Instagram-able spots in Paris

From its elegant cafe corners to its tree-lined boulevards, Paris is a photographer’s dream. You’ll find that each winding street, balcony clad apartment and perfectly pruned park is more photogenic than the last. But if you’re looking for inspiration, here are suggestions for the most Instagram-able spots in Paris from… Read More

The Trinacria, the symbol of Sicily

Found on the Sicilian flag, hung outside Sicilian homes and businesses, and sold in trinket form in the streets of Sicily is the mysterious Trinacria: the symbol of Sicily. Three bent legs likely belonging to a woman, protrude from the head of hideous mythological gorgon Medusa. Venomous snakes grow from… Read More