New York Times columnist David Brooks once commented that the field of cultural geography is 'impolite' or politically incorrect to pursue. He notes, "The gospel of multiculturalism preaches that all groups and cultures are equally wonderful".

However, in a world increasingly interconnected, competition for a finite amount of resources has driven countries, cities and states to recognize the need to leverage a unique greatness in order to reinforce and build political alliances, bolster foreign investment, and attract and retain tourism.

The story behind this positioning, be it deliberate or not, is something that I've been curious to explore further. This site serves as a collection of stories, observations, and destination guides, for the most part bound by a common thread-  travel.