A Glen Rose, Texas, animal sanctuary home to hoofstock, birds, wolves, rhino, cheetahs, and other exotic animals offers an African safari experience at considerably less expense than leaving the continent.
As one of the world’s oldest centers of civilization, Istanbul is the site of a succession of religions and cultures, all of which have left their imprints on the city’s architecture and culinary riches. Greek, Persian, and Arabic delicacies are all represented, plus regional specialties from every corner of Turkey.
Unless you’re a historian and/or employed by TiVo, which is the only tech-industry company headquartered here, chances are you’ve never heard of Alviso. Fully incorporated in its Gold Rush-era heyday, now an unincorporated neighborhood of San Jose, this sleepy sloughside secret sports the Bay Area’s lowest elevation.
It’s is a living, breathing museum of money and the moneyed and a bit hard to take seriously, even though it’s awash with arts, culture, shopping, and entertainment in a truly beautiful Mediterranean setting.