Category: Common Ground

Celebrating Airport Design

LAX

Sophisticated.  Elegant.  Exciting.  No one who has flown commercial airlines lately would use those words to describe his or her experience. But in the 1950s and 1960s, air travel was the zenith of glamour.  And nowhere was that more apparent…

Christmas Markets: Glorious Glogg, Great Gifts

courtesy of Visit Denmark

‘Tis the season for the original pop-up shop — temporary Christmas markets are opening in cities all over northern Europe.

Here’s a round up of some of our favorite seasonal spots for shopping, skating and enjoying a festive hot drink to warm the soul — and the feet. Plus: one American surprise for those who have been extra good.

Roundup: Offbeat Museums

Drug Enforcement Agency Museum, Arlington, VA

Sometimes it’s more fun to look at the dark underbelly of human nature. Here are a few museums in the Mid-Atlantic where you can explore medical oddities, espionage, drug paraphernalia and erotica.