Palm tree in front of the Seville Alcazar, a palace built on Moorish palace's ruins.

Seville’s Alcazar and Cathedral

Seville is…special. Somehow, when I start telling people about places I love in the world, Seville usually makes the list. And there’s good reason for it – the city’s UNESCO sites, the Seville Alcazar and Cathedral, are both important and beautiful.

The candy cane stripes inside the La Mezquita in Cordoba.

La Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain

One of the most iconic images of Spain comes from a town in Andalusia: the candy cane stripes of La Mezquita Cordoba. But how this architecture came about is the subject of a rich, but complicated history.

A view of the Palace from the Versailles Gardens.

Exploring the Versailles Gardens

I’m a sucker for gardens. I find there is just something magical about Europe’s grand palace gardens. From the Schonbrunn in Vienna to Powerscourt in Ireland, Europeans know how to set a spectacle. But there are perhaps none grander the Versailles gardens in France.