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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Red dragon sculpture squats at the base of an obelisk in the center of Cardiff

The Welsh love their symbols. The leek has been a national symbol of Wales since Saint David ordered Welsh soldiers to wear a leek on their helmets to identify themselves. The...

Bronze sculpture of the Last Supper by Giannino Castiglioni sits in front of the Campari family tomb in Monumental Cemetery in Milan, Italy

When I prepared my Last Will and Testament some years ago, I included specific provisions that I wish to be cremated. I promised my sisters that if they put me in...

Wine ages in giant barrels inside the subterranean cellars at Cricova Winery

My guide for the day, Valery Brady, began my tour of Chisinau, Moldova, at the Pushkin Museum. Alexander Pushkin, considered to be Russia’s greatest poet and the founder of modern literature,...

Crowds clog stairway in the town of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini

Throughout its history, the Greek island of Santorini has been shaped by volcanism. The island first appeared about two-million years ago when volcanic craters emerged from the Aegean Sea. Initially, the...

When I saw scenes like this one in Mykonos, the answer to the question, "Is Mykonos overrated?" was easy. No. It's not. It's spectacular.

I turned my nose up at the offer of a map. The narrow, stone-paved streets of Mykonos begged to be explored randomly. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. So far,...

Athens simply oozes with Greek history. Here, the Tower of the Winds is directly ahead, while the Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis, watchng over the city

I stood upon the rugged flanks of Mount Parnassus and turned slowly, soaking in the 360-degree panorama. Behind me, pockets of fleshy pink limestone peeked from beneath the mountain’s gray shroud....