I am a freelance writer from Scotland, currently based in New York City, specializing in travel, art and culture. Publications include the Guardian, BBC, Public Art Review, Bridal Guide and Condé Nast Traveler.
Mexico and margaritas go together like tacos and Tuesdays and the sea and sand. And chances are your Mexican honeymoon plans include a toast or two with a chilled tequila served poolside. These days, however, there’s more to Mexico’s festive happy hours than shooters. That’s thanks in large part to the country’s robust culinary offerings, where flavors take on the nuances of their region of provenance. And Mexico has also come to excel at other spirited beverages including beer and wine.
London is a fascinating city with endless attractions, but locals and visitors too often find themselves sticking to the city’s confines — despite any number of unheralded getaways within easy reach. Should you find yourself itching to see more of the U.K., these towns and their environs offer a wealth of unexpected charms, from a rocking musical heritage and funky street art, to architectural feats and scenic stretches of coastlines even the savviest Brits have yet to explore.
In its 17-year history, London’s Tate Modern has hosted several blockbuster exhibitions of the modernist masters. The museum’s 2014 show Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs holds the title of the Tate’s most-attended show, previously held by 2002’s Matisse Picasso.
@reidontravel I really liked this article and have come to think there is indeed a bias. The "hassle" theory doesn't really stand up imo. I went for the first time last month (albeit only to Moscow) and, while annoying, the visa is not difficult or expensive (I paid $90 and got it in 8 days)
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