A girl goes with her mother to vote for the European Parliament elections in 2014. Most young Europeans we asked said they're watching the U.S. election closely and say it will impact their lives. (Photo from Flickr by Enrique Balenzategui Arbizu)

Young Europeans eye U.S. election as crucial test for democracy

Young Europeans we asked said American elections still matter because American values like democracy and multiculturalism still matter.
Nov 4, 2016
A woman cycles out of a polling station for the Referendum on the European Union in Chelsea, London, Britain, June 23, 2016.      (Photo by Toby Melville for Reuters.)

Britain votes to leave EU

The Leave campaign was driven by concerns over immigration, loss of sovereignty and remote rule from Brussels.
Jun 23, 2016
Piazza Navona in Rome. (Photo by Katy Sewall.)

A former expat’s ode to Rome

Being an ex-expat raises questions: If you move home, will it feel right? If you revisit the foreign city where you once lived, will you find it the same?
Feb 8, 2016
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his daughter Sumeyye Erdogan (2nd L), poses with his supporters as he leaves from Eyup Sultan mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, November 2, 2015. Photo by Huseyin Aldemir for Reuters.

Erdogan and AK Party win in Turkey election

President Tayyip Erdogan cast the return of Turkey to single-party rule as a vote for stability, but opponents fear it heralds growing authoritarianism.
Nov 2, 2015
Tima Kurdi, sister of Syrian refugee Abdullah Kurdi whose sons Aylan and Galip and wife Rehan were among 12 people who drowned in Turkey trying to reach Greece, cries while speaking to the media outside her home in Coquitlam, British Columbia (Photo by Ben Nelms for Reuters.)

Grassroots gathering to explore bringing Syrian refugees to Seattle

Worldwide focus on the Syrian refugee crisis grew this week, as pictures emerged of a Syrian toddler who drowned while his family tried to reach Greece.
Sep 3, 2015
Travellers believed to be migrants coming from Hungary enter a train to Germany at the railway station in Vienna, Austria, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger for Reuters)

Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration — much of it from Syria — as thousands make their way to Germany.
Aug 31, 2015
A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

Let them drown: Cowardly responses to the European refugee crisis

European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.
Aug 27, 2015
Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt using a GPS device or smart phone app. There are over 2.5 million geocaches around the world and with those devices, geocachers can locate a hidden container that can be slightly bigger than a thumbtack or the size of a car. (Photo by Joanna M. Kresge)

Geocaching fans find happy hunting in foreign lands

Geocaching, the GPS-driven treasure hunt with roots right here in Seattle, is the center-point for more and more trips between the Northwest and Europe.
Aug 18, 2015
A building damaged in fighting in Kurakhove, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. (Photo by VO Svodboda via Picasa)

What the heck is happening in Ukraine (and why you should care)

A filmmaker from Ukraine visited Seattle last week and shared some shocking footage from a conflict that has turned into all out war.
Feb 17, 2015
Italian and French players rucking during Six Nations Rugby Championship in 2014. (Photo by Pierre-Selim Huard)

Unusual global sport gains big following in the Northwest

Having Seahawks withdrawal this offseason? Is the World Cup just not doing it for you? You may have a new sport to turn.
Jul 1, 2014
The Hammering Man, outside the Seattle Art Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Chuck Taylor)

10 ways to take a European vacation right here in Seattle

What to do if you can't afford to make that trip to Europe this summer?
Jun 21, 2014
(Photo by Deric Gruen)

The Bristol Local Pound: Inspiration for the Sea-Town Dollar?

Other cities are experimenting with local currencies. Would it work in Seattle?
Jun 16, 2014
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How I figured out I’m American (with some help from Rachel Maddow)

On the joys of being a foreigner — but still getting angry about American politics.
May 15, 2014
weather tip pic (The streets of Vienna covered in snow) photo courtesy Martin Ortner

10 ways to avoid looking like an idiot in Vienna

10 steps to checking Seattle-ness at the gate and embracing Viennese culture. facebook: Heading to Vienna in the future? Avoid culture pitfalls with these 10 tips. Twitter: Seattleites can look foolish when traveling. Don't be one of them by reading these 10 travel tips # Vienna #CultureNavigator
Mar 1, 2014
Zara storefront in London, UK. (Photo by Aurelijus Valeiša via Flickr)

Zara brings international fashion to Seattle

First Macklemore, then the Seahawks and now...Zara?
Feb 18, 2014
Taken near the edge of a walkway at the Cliffs of Moher. My dad and I couldn't resist posing with this sign. I guess it's the adrenaline junkie in us. (Photo courtesy Hannah Langlie)

Have wheels, will travel! Accessible adventures in Western Europe

Traveling Western Europe in a wheelchair can be a bumpy road at times, but it’s well worth it.
Nov 8, 2013
Double-decker sausage in Freiburg. (Photo by Jeremy Keith via Flickr).

Real German food is more than just a sausage fest

A culinary tour of Germany reveals a delicious and diverse cuisine, with plenty of opportunities to partake right here in Seattle.
Aug 27, 2013
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Notes from a Bitter Baker: How to make focaccia bread

Yvonne Rogell, aka the Bitter Baker, gave an Italian focaccia bread demo during the Seattle Globalist Live Variety Show on May 15th. Relive the tasty magic and follow the recipe at home.
May 22, 2013
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21 must see global films at SIFF

With 447 films from 85 countries, deciding what to see at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16-June 9, can be daunting.  So let us give you a hand!
May 16, 2013
Looks a little like King Street station with the Seattle Great Wheel in the background. (Photo by Mackenzie Ciesa)

Three reasons Seattle is America’s most European city

Why are so many Europeans dying to visit Seattle? Maybe because we’re so much like them.
Feb 13, 2013