Local’s Guide: Best Places To Eat, Drink And Stay In Dubrovnik, South Croatia

There are a lot of tourist traps in Dubrovnik, but there are a few gems. I go by what I believe is truly local; for example, Lady Pi-Pi in the Old Town. All its vegetables are from the Konavle valley, and the food is mainly grilled – very simple, good and tasty. It doesn’t have a website or Instagram, and doesn’t take reservations. There’s also Kopun in a wonderful setting by the Jesuit church, with a great wine list picked by its sommelier, Ana Bitanga. Its pašticada (braised beef) is a killer, and the truffle gnocchi is really good. I love the food markets in the old town and the much larger one in Gruž. It’s best to go early, about 8am, and you get to see all the seasonal changes in the produce.

Dubrovnik Old Town

Walking Tour: Otranto In Apulia, Southern Italy (4K)

Otranto is a coastal town in southern Italy’s Apulia region. It’s home to the 15th-century Aragonese Castle and 11th-century Otranto Cathedral, with a rose window and ornate mosaic flooring. At the harbor, Torre Matta tower has sweeping sea views. Nearby beaches include the popular Alimini Beach. Inland are 2 lakes: the saltwater Alimini Grande and spring-fed Alimini Piccolo. South is the Punta Palascìa lighthouse. 

Video timeline: 0:00 Drone intro and Map 1:29 Port of Otranto 4:31 Aragonese Castle 6:15 Via Immacolata 10:08 Seafront of Heros 25:10 Porta Terra 26:00 Porta Alfonsina 28:38 Cathedral of Saint Mary 34:39 Aragonese Castle 37:40 Walking on City Walls 47:46 Seafront of Heros 51:55 Beach of Otranto 56:36 Albi Beach

Walking Tour: Schloss Hof Estate, Lower Austria

This walk near Vienna takes place at beautiful Schloss Hof. Schloss Hof extends over more than 70 hectares in eastern Lower Austria. The splendid ensemble, consisting of the two-story castle, the garden and the manor, is of particular importance in terms of art and cultural history. In 1725, Prince Eugene of Savoy acquired a four-winged castle from the 17th century and had it expanded into a magnificent palace complex. At that time the impressive ensemble of palace, garden and manor complex, which can still be seen today, was created.


Video recorded: October 26, 2021

Analysis: Why Dental Care Costs So Much In The U.S.

Americans have a tendency to avoid the dentist. More than 40% of Americans said they don’t see a dentist as often as they would like, according to a 2018 survey by the American Dental Association.

Their number one reason for skipping visits is cost, even among those with dental insurance. Dental insurance policies can be confusing and difficult to use, making some Americans wonder whether dental insurance is worth investing in at all. Watch the video to find out to learn what it actually costs to go to the dentist, whether dental insurance is worth investing in and what patients and policymakers can do about it.

Chapters 0:00 – Introduction 1:42 – How dental insurance works 4:15 – Dental care costs 6:17 – Is dental insurance worth it? 9:49 – Solutions Americans have a tendency to avoid the dentist. More than 40% of Americans said they don’t see a dentist as often as they would like, according to a 2018 survey by the American Dental Association. People have lots of reasons for not going, including fear, inconvenience and trouble finding a dentist who take their insurance. But the top reason Americans cite for avoiding the dentist is cost, with nearly 60% of Americans saying cost was the main reason they haven’t visited the dentist in the past 12 months. Cost remained the number one reason regardless of age, income level or type of insurance. Dental insurance can be confusing since it’s considered a separate service from medical insurance, which means it has different policies and procedures that many patients are not familiar with. From a lack of transparency about benefits to rules like annual maximums — which means plans stop paying for treatment after hitting a certain amount for the year — some patients question whether dental insurance is worth investing in at all. “There’s this misnomer that you need dental insurance to go to the dentist, you really don’t,” said Dr. Mark Vitale, a general dentist and owner of Edison Dental Arts in Edison, New Jersey. “Dental insurance is not the panacea that most people think it is.” But the industry landscape is shifting as more traditional health insurance companies are supplementing their medical plans with dental benefits. “Dental insurance is extremely profitable to the insurance companies, which is why many of the insured many of the major carriers offer dental insurance,” Vitale said.

Views: What 3°C Of Global Warming Will Look Like

If global temperatures rise three degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the results would be catastrophic. It’s an entirely plausible scenario, and this film shows you what it would look like.

Video timeline: 00:00 – What will a 3°C world look like? 00:57 – Climate change is already having devastating effects 02:58 – How climate modelling works 04:06 – Nowhere is safe from global warming 05:20 – The impact of prolonged droughts 08:24 – Rising sea levels, storm surges and flooding 10:27 – Extreme heat and wet-bulb temperatures 12:51 – Increased migration and conflict 14:26 – Adaptation and mitigation are crucial

Gardens & Estates: ‘Villa Margaret’ – Umbria, Italy


In the heart of Umbria, on the hills surrounding the Etruscan city of Perugia, this wonderful 650 sqm villa with 9 bedrooms and Renaissance tower is perfect for anyone looking for a luxury property to use as a private residence or as a base for a hosting business. The icing on this beautiful cake is the beautiful garden designed by the landscape architect Pietro Porcinai and made up of a park and a winter garden with swimming pool. The property is then completed by a tennis court.

Art History: Auguste Renoir’s ‘Jeune Fille’

In this video, join Thomas Boyd-Bowman in an exploration of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Jeune fille à la corbeille de fleurs, a highlight of Sotheby’s Modern Art Evening Auction in November. Painted at one of the finest moments in Renoir’s career, Jeune fille à la corbeille de fleurs radiates with color and embodies the masterful portraiture for which he is best remembered. It was first acquired by the legendary art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel and later purchased by Dr. Albert Barnes of the esteemed Barnes Foundation, only to be returned to Durand-Ruel a few years later. With this extraordinary provenance, this painting exemplifies the triumph of impressionism from the perspective of artist, dealer and collector.