Exploring forgotten Macedonia

Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry’s top travel writers. This week’s pick is Macedonia. (Courtesy image) Macedonia is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, said Margo Pfeiff at the Los Angeles Times. Twenty-five years after it gained independence from Yugoslavia, the landlocked Balkan state remains a developing nation, its […]

Exploring forgotten Macedonia

Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry’s top travel writers. This week’s pick is Macedonia. (Courtesy image) Macedonia is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, said Margo Pfeiff at the Los Angeles Times. Twenty-five years after it gained independence from Yugoslavia, the landlocked Balkan state remains a developing nation, its […]

Why Paris’ desperate craving for the Olympics is so utterly French

Persistence has paid off for Paris, which was finally awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics after mounting a bid for every Games for nearly 15 years. It was a telling quest for validation for a country that shouldn’t need it. Winning the Olympics became almost a national obsession for France. This was particularly striking as the […]

How Trump’s incoherent U.N. speech perfectly mirrored America’s foreign policy

From the moment Donald Trump began his campaign for president, he displayed a remarkable knack for exposing the incoherence lying just beneath the surface of the Republican Party’s governing ideology. The GOP claims to champion the interests of ordinary Americans, but its policies favor elites at the expense of everyone else. The party portrays itself […]