UNESCO World Heritage Site #185: Historic Centre of Cordoba

UNESCO World Heritage Site #185: Historic Centre of Cordoba From the World Heritage inscription : Cordoba’s period of greatest glory began in the 8th century after the Moorish conquest, when some 300 mosques and innumerable palaces and public buildings were built to rival the splendours of Constantinople, Damascus and Baghdad. In the 13th century, under Ferdinand III, the Saint, Cordoba’s Great Mosque was turned into a cathedral and new defensive structures, particularly the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos and the Torre Fortaleza de la Calahorra, were erected. The Historic Centre of Cordoba now comprises the streets surrounding the monument and all the parcels of land opening on to these, together with all the blocks of houses around the mosque-cathedral.

What to Wear in Tuscany

Tuscany in the fall means brisk days of olive oil tasting and countryside strolls, and evenings spent wine tasting and dining under the stars. Pack these smart, stylish looks and you’ll be living la dolce vita

Fodor’s Travel Tastemaker: Marco Pasanella

Marco Pasanella’s life is like a dream, a hard-won, years-in-the-making, passion-driven dream. He quit his job to open a wine shop in NYC and, despite setbacks, is still there living above the shop and traveling to Italy to make his own vino.

#FriFotos: Two of a Kind

This week’s  #FriFotos  theme is  TWO in honor of the weekly Twitter chat’s second anniversary! Congratulations to #FriFotos for staying strong and coming up with fun, new themes for us to explore on the blog each week. We chose this photograph of an extremely rare albino alligator that Jak Wonderly submitted to our My Shot community  (thanks, Jak!). Because of their sensitivity to light and lack of natural camouflage (albinos are born without melanin pigment in the eyes  and  skin), these reptiles don’t have good odds of surviving in the wild and are often brought into captivity

Top 7 Cruises to Book Now

Cruises definitely don’t come in one-size-fits-all; pick the wrong one and you could be cursing the day you decided to cruise. Instead, match your travel style to one of these 7 topnotch cruises.

Food Fridays: Farm-to-Fork Fabulous

Everybody knows about the farm-to-fork movement. But what about restaurants where farmers do the cooking? Farmers turned chefs (and chefs turned farmers) are hoeing, harvesting, and sauteing across the United States.