The world is a magnificent series of connections between people, places and cultures. In this episode, we will connect to a city through its history, learn how an act of service leads to unexpected bonds between people of diverse backgrounds, and delve into the universal, yet local, culture of music. These stories showcase how connections broaden our understanding of the world and empower our own life stories with new perspectives.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share by Email



Immerse yourself in Cartagena, Colombia, with writer and television host Jason Kessler as he walks through the history of this vibrant city. Share in his desire to connect to the places he visits and see how he gains a deeper appreciation for the world with every trip.



Join writer and television host Jason Kessler as he examines the impact global travel has on our views of the world. Discover how an unexpected fine-dining restaurant inside a Colombian women’s prison builds connections over acts of service. Then, enjoy the sounds of Cartagena heritage through Champeta music. Through these stories, experience how connections inspire new perspectives and deepen our understanding of the world.


“You have this idea of what the world is, but until you actually get to explore it, you don’t know what it really looks like.”

– Jason Kessler

August 15, 2018

The Power of Connecting to a City

  Immerse yourself in Cartagena, Colombia, with writer and television host Jason Kessler as he walks through the history of this vibrant city. Share in his desire to connect to…
April 18, 2018

Connecting to Colorful Cartagena

There's a rhythm to Cartagena that you start to feel as soon as the sun rises.
Downtown LA InterContinental ArticlesConnection
April 18, 2018

Downtown LA’s Makeover Story: A New Culture of Connection

Welcome to the new DTLA, a neighborhood that has re-established its connections to the rest of this sprawling city in ways symbolic and real.
March 9, 2018

Why Cocktail Hour Matters

Cocktail hour helped inspire InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Worldly Classics program created in partnership with renowned mixologist Angus Winchester.
March 9, 2018

How Tearooms in Washington D.C. Played a Significant Role in Women’s Society

The first tearooms in the United States played a significant role in transforming women's role in American society.


We’ve been helping generations enjoy luxury travel for 70 years in more than 180 locations around the world. From Shanghai to New York, Paris to Tokyo, every day around the globe people are discovering how they can experience luxury travel as it should be.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share by Email

Most Popular Articles

Jakarta’s Perfect Food Gains a Global Reach

These days, it seems tempeh is everywhere. Fine diners at China’s The Eight —the Michelin star restaurant in Macau — enjoy finely chopped tempeh with stir-fried lobster and egg. In the acclaimed Brooklyn…

The Future of Design in Singapore

To Wong Mun Summ, co-founder of Singapore-based architectural practice WOHA, architects should both present solutions to issues and touch human hearts. “Besides designing buildings that are good for our communities and…

Fashioning the Future from the Past

Welcome to Hanoi, where beauty is everywhere and fashion follows its own bubbling rhythm. For the fashion maven in search of a few treasures, the Vietnamese capital offers rich pickings….

Jakarta Is Indonesia’s Cinematic City

Movie audiences around the world watched Julia Roberts Eat, Pray, Love in Bali, yet Jakarta is where Indonesia’s cinematic heart beats. The electric capital of Indonesia is as filmic a location as…

At the hearth of the matter: French Polynesia’s traditional Ahima’a oven

For Hinano Murphy, memories of home cooking will always be tinged with the sweet smell of tinged ironwood, the hot steam of banana leaves and the crispy, crunchy umami of…

Casa de Chá da Boa Nova
Four Portraits of Porto Through the Architecture of Álvaro Siza Vieira

Every building tells a story about its city. And architect Alvaro Siza Vieira’s works illustrate a lot about his hometown of Porto, Portugal.