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10 March 2014
Longtime Berlin docent Heribert von Reiche shares his love for his native city with us.
7 March 2014
France is famous, or perhaps infamous, for being a country of passion and heartbreak, of dangerous liasons and romantic rifts. We take you behind the scenes of one of the most scandalous and torrid tales of the 16th century.
1 March 2014
Philadelphia is more than the Liberty Bell for those wanting to delve into American history. Our docent give their list of what to visit in lieu of the crowded monument.
25 February 2014
We’ve asked art historian Susan Steer to share the 5 Venetian painters you should know before your next visit to the lagoon.
18 February 2014
Looking to learn more about Beijing’s history? Discover our top ten books about China’s capital city.
15 February 2014
Cinema is one of the greatest ways to understand a culture. Docent Elisabetta Lodoli shares the Italian directors to know aside from Fellini.
5 January 2014
Ever wondered why the grand Palazzo Barberini is decorated with bees? We share the secrets of Papal Crests in Rome.
13 December 2013
Where does Santa come from? We share the history behind St. Nicholas in Central Europe
20 November 2013
What numbers tell a story in the Forbidden City?
15 November 2013
Our France expert offers tips and suggestions for visiting Normandy, France.
8 November 2013
As the London Tube turns 150, we look at some fun, quirky facts about its history and use, past and present.
23 October 2013
Curious about visiting the Cotswolds? Here’s our advice on how to plan a day in the area.
8 October 2013
Take a detailed look at the art along the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall – the East Side Gallery.
1 October 2013
Washington docent Jackie Burns shares the hidden symbols inside the US Capitol building.
23 September 2013
Our guest blogger from HouseTrip.com gives a crash course in the different periods of Rome’s architecture.