"Author Gyula Krúdy, is considered one of Hungary's greatest writers. He wrote of his city in 1918, that Pest is spring, while Buda is autumn. His observation remains as true today as it did then. Budapest is two cities, divided by the wide Danube, with personalities and charms as far apart as seasons, both equally enthralling, both dreamlike, both ready for you to come explore."
"There are few places where you can buy a Cartier watch and a silver, rodeo belt buckle as big as a dinner plate on the same street. Still fewer spots where you can have your lunch out of the modern equivalent of the chuck wagon (the food truck) then later enjoy an expertly prepared haute-cuisine dinner in a luxury lodge. In Jackson, these sorts of charming dichotomies abound."
"There is a palpable uniqueness to the atmosphere of Innsbruck. Sure, it has all to do with the altitude and the way light behaves differently in the mountains. But there's more to it than just science. What makes Innsbruck unique are the intangibles that only your senses can detect and no machine can measure. Like the fragrant combination of Alpine geraniums blooming in the countless window boxes as it mixes with the scent of work-warmed horses, which mingles with that ever-present smell of the cold, wet granite that exudes from shaded cobblestones."
Travel writer and world explorer Kevin Lynch takes us on a tour of Valparaiso, Chile's cultural capital, and one of the most colorful cities on earth. Ride the "elevator" up through its hilly patchwork quilt of neighborhoods, view avant-garde street art, dine on fresh locally caught king crab, and see why this UNESCO World Heritage City is perfect for urban adventurers.