Category: Travel

Column: Towering achievement: Taipei 101

Commentary Don Knebel Taipei 101, located in Taipei’s vibrant financial district, was the world’s tallest building for five years. It remains famous for its innovations and extensive symbolism. Named for its 101 stories, Taipei...

Column: Washington’s National Cathedral

Commentary by Don Knebel The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, American-style. Its popular name, the National Cathedral, is a little misleading. In 1791, when...

Column: Cienfuegos: the Pearl of the South

Commentary by Don Knebel Many visitors to Cuba consider their trips complete when they have spent a few days in Havana. Cienfuegos, a coastal city 160 miles to the southeast, provides an entirely different experience....

Column: Syria’s Dead Cities

Commentary by Don Knebel Long-deserted towns were once among Syria’s most popular tourist destinations. Tragically, Syria’s ongoing civil war is causing some of these ghost towns to be repopulated. In the first century, people...

Column: The legacy of Koutoubia Mosque

Commentary by Don Knebel A distinctive minaret in Marrakesh, Morocco, demonstrates the lasting influence of 12th century Islamic architecture. Its name reflects the lasting influence of 12th century Islamic learning. Marrakesh was founded in...