Is an Istanbul Trip Too Risky for You? Here’s What You’re Missing

Jon and I took the kids to Istanbul back in pre-ISIS, pre-Arab Spring 2009. What we experienced was a energetic culture with a complicated past, great food … [Read more...]

Travel Adventures: The Poop on China – And the Pee

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’ve been contemplating writing this little photo essay on the toilets – public and really public -- of China ever since Jon … [Read more...]

For China’s Young Fashionistas the Cultural Revolution Is So Over

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Until very recently, when I thought of modern-day China, I didn't think of fun. I thought of the Cultural Revolution of the … [Read more...]

Shanghai Chic – Where a Woman’s Style Starts With Her Shoes

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought I was traveling to China to explore the mysteries of China’s storied past: The big dynasties with their poetic … [Read more...]

Photo Ops: China’s One-Child Families — They’re for Real (For Now)

By Barbara Falconer Newhall China's one-child families may soon be a thing of the past. But for now, they are very real. Jon and I saw them everywhere … [Read more...]