Folium: The Dying Art of the Bullfight via Fathomaway

Folium: The Dying Art of the Bullfight via Fathomaway ¡Olé! Spectators chant this exuberant cheer to show their appreciation during bullfights.  To this day, bullfighting remains a popular spectacle in Portugal, Southern France and numerous regions in Spain. Bullfighting has existed since ancient times.  The oldest evidence of bullfighting is a wall painting, dated approximately […]

Folium: Must-Know French Words For The “Facebookholique” via TransparentLanguage

Folium: Must-Know French Words For The “Facebookholique” via TransparentLanguage I hope *tu aimes* (you *Like*!) this fresh learning idea!  What better way to immerse yourself in a new language than to become part of the massive global conversation taking place in the realm of social media. Taking a class to learn a language isn’t enough.  […]

Folium: Vegan Travel Tips via VegNews

Folium: Vegan Travel Tips via VegNews Traveling is an adventure for everyone.  Between jet lag and dragging luggage, a travel experience can be daunting.  The best way to prepare for these challenges is to research before you leave.  This is especially true for vegan travelers.  As a vegan or vegetarian eater, you not only have […]

Terra: Goodlight Books, Alajuela Costa Rica

It’s purple, which in most places would make it stand out. However, this is Costa Rica, and forget about using a street address. It’s a few blocks north of the Cathedral. Greenery drapes over the walls and gates as a single sign hangs above the street. It’s unassuming, unpretentious. It’s a bookstore. Yet it’s more. […]

Terra: Alajuela, Costa Rica

I can’t think of a single, monolithic reason to visit Alajuela, yet every time I visit I find something worth the effort. … … Alajuela, like so many other Costa Rican cities, resides as an extension of San José, another arm of the urbanization of the Central Valley. In fact, by flying into Juan Santamaría […]

Terra: Bullfighting in San José, Costa Rica

Bullfighting evokes images of sequin-studded matadores in full regalia, sword in one hand and cape in the other. It is an intricate ballet, a dance with death. While recently conflicted with changing perspectives on animal cruelty, the sport lives on as a grisly testament to the triumph of man over beast. In Costa Rica, none […]

Folium: There’s No Place Like Someone Else’s Home via USAToday

Folium: There’s No Place Like Someone Else’s Home via USAToday Click your ruby heels together three times and say, “There’s no place like home.”  Even in far-flung and fabulous Oz, Dorothy missed the comforts of her dwelling … a common experience for all travelers.  There really is no place like home—certainly not a hotel.  But […]

Folium: Wine in South America Is Older Than You Think via Winefolly

Folium: Wine in South America Is Older Than You Think via Winefolly New York State’s largest wine producing region resides in the Finger Lakes area surrounding Finger Lakes Community College.  Over 100 wineries and vineyards are located around Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus and Hemlock Lakes.  The upstate climate is strongly influenced by the Finger […]

Folium: What’s In My Suitcase via Mr. and Mrs. GlobeTrot

Folium: What’s In My Suitcase via Mr. and Mrs. GlobeTrot Spending six months in Europe sounds amazing, doesn’t it?   So many sights, sounds, food and photos lie ahead.  The only obstacle between you and a life-changing experience is your empty suitcase. With the new laws regulating what constitutes carry-on luggage, what you can take on […]

Folium: Do You Speak Touriste? via NBCNews

Folium: Do You Speak Touriste? via NBCNews Tourism is big business. Attracting, entertaining and ensuring a steady flow of tourists is a world-wide industry.  France is currently the world’s top destination for foreign tourists; the city of Paris was visited by 29 million people in 2011.  By comparison, London attracted approximately 15.3 million international visitors […]