Key West’s Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The Hemingway home was purchased for the author and his then wife, Pauline, by her wealthy uncle Gus in 1931 shortly after the couple arrived on the island of Key West. Built in 1851 in the Spanish Colonial style, the Hemingways undertook extensive restorations to revitalize the home. One of the unique features added to […]

Miami’s Home for Graffiti and Street Art: Wynwood Walls

Originally conceived as a way to revitalize the warehouse district of Wynwood, the large scale murals, stencils, graffiti and other forms of street art have helped the area develop into an artistic attraction unique to the city. The artwork represents American and international artists, including works from some of the genre’s most well known artists […]

Classic British “Fruit Machines” Go Mobile

While sharing some commonalities with slot machines, a fruit machine is distinctively British and has been a popular fixture in the United Kingdom for decades. The term “fruit machine” was derived from machines released by The Bell-Fruit Gum company that dispensed gum as prizes. In fact, the BAR symbol, which is still used today, was […]

Barcelona’s Last Bullring: Plaza de Toros Monumental

A short walk from the iconic La Sagrada Familia is the Monumental Bullring, which first opened in 1914 under its original name “El Sport.” At the time, there were only two other bullrings in Barcelona, Plaza de El Torín, built in 1834, and Plaza de las Arenas, built in 1900. The venue took its current […]

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