Author Archives: George Augustine

Best Places to Stay in California (III)

Best Places to Stay in California: American River Inn – Historic B&B in Gold Country   For a fun overnight in Gold Country's Georgetown, check out this historic miner's boarding house turned B&B.   Though the original building dates back … Continue reading

Where to Stay on the Mayan Riviera (VI)

With the hundreds of destinations that line the 80-mile stretch of this white-powder Caribbean sand, how do you decide where to stay on the Mayan Riviera? Whether your goal is to party all night long with friends, learn how to … Continue reading

Things to Do in Adelaide, Australia (II)

• Things to Do in Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Zoo  Get up close and personal with the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere, Wang Wang and Funi, at the Adelaide Zoo.      • Things to Do in Adelaide, Australia: … Continue reading

Most Important Historic Sights in China (II)

Most Important Historic Sights in China: Dunhuang   The ancient oasis town of Dunhuang lies near the spot where the Silk Road once frayed apart into a handful of different routes that skirted the foreboding Taklamakan Desert to the west. … Continue reading

Museums and Galleries in Barcelona, Spain (I)

Around the Cathedral – Roman ruins, a Picasson, and a shoe museum   Museums and Galleries in Barcelona, Spain: Casa de l’Ardiaca   Just to the side of the Cathedral facade in C/Santa Lucia, the 12th- to 14th-century Casa de … Continue reading

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (IV)

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emirates Golf Club – Dubai’s most prestigious club   The oldest all-grass championship course in the Gulf, yet still the most prestigious, serves as the current home of the Dubai Desert Classic, … Continue reading

Best Places to Stay in California (II)

Best Places to Stay in California: Amargosa Opera House – Historic Old Hotel in Death Valley   Dancer Marta Becket, a former Broadway showgirl, purchased the crumbling Amargosa Opera House in 1967, opening a live theater, hotel and diner in … Continue reading

Best Places to Eat in Thailand (II)

Best Places to Eat in Thailand: Bang Po Thakho Seafood – The best Samui-style seafood   On the north side of the island, Bang Po Thakho does excellent Samui-style seafood, which means a few things. First, it's southern-Thai food style, … Continue reading

Things to Do in Adelaide, Australia (I)

• Things to Do in Adelaide, Australia: National Wine Centre of Australia   Visit the impressive National Wine Centre of Australia, which offers a terrific interactive wine discovery journey and exhibition as well as insights into the Australian wine industry. … Continue reading

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (III)

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Al Badia Golf Club – Breezy Creekside course at Festival City   Just south of the new Festival City development, this striking modern course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, makes the … Continue reading