How To Explore The Hill Towns Of Istria

The alternate title for this blog is “I found my thrill, on an Istria hill.” What is it about hilltop towns that instantly make people […]

My Favorite Street Music In Europe

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see […]

5 ‘Best In Show’ Winners – Dogs Of Europe

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson I […]

8 Non-Dracula Things To Do In Transylvania

Transylvania is a famous region in Romania. I visited the country years back for a business trip in Bucharest. People told me I probably wouldn’t […]

Why the Medieval Italian Town of Anagni is Worth Your Time

Few attractions line the road from Naples to Rome. There is a palace here, an abbey over there, and then a series of nondescript towns […]

7 Charming Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit

I’ve always been fascinated with small towns. I even had an idea years back of writing a coffee-table book about small towns in the US, […]

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Hidden Gems of Europe

So what makes a ‘hidden gem’? I figure it’s a location off the radar from people’s tourist lists, maybe a city in a country that […]

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My 10 Favorite Cities in Europe (for now)

What blog doesn’t have a “best of” list? I’ve split this up into more ‘known’ cities first, then my favorite ‘hidden gems‘. Just a reminder […]


Herculaneum – Sister City Of Pompeii

 history,Italy   Jan 25, 2018   By

Herculaneum and Pompeii shared the same fate, though not in the same manner. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD is one of the […]


How I Won The Christmas Shopping Race In Munich!

 Munich, Christmas,Germany   Dec 12, 2017   By

“Wave, Munich! All thy banners wave, and charge with all thy chivalry!” – Thomas Campbell Not so much a ‘race’ as a self-imposed time limit. […]


8 Things To Do In Malta Over A Long Weekend

 Malta,top cities,Travel Advice   Apr 19, 2018   By

Malta is a tiny country, but don’t let the size fool you. I often hear the assumption that it’s simply an island for beach lovers. […]


Amazing Sushi Restaurant In Benevento, Italy

 food,Italy   Apr 12, 2018   By

“You know how kids dream of being soccer players or actors? Well, my dream was to be a sushi chef.” – Nobu Matsuhisa Dreaming of […]


12 Unique Museums In Europe You Should Visit

 Museum,Travel Advice   Mar 29, 2018   By

Museums aren’t typically at the top of my must-see list. I make an exception, however, for something unique and different. Every European city has their […]


Julian, California – Small Town Obsession

 California,United States   Mar 15, 2018   By

“This town of churches and dreams; this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere; […]


Fear And Travel – How Do They Relate?

 Albania,Travel Advice   Mar 1, 2018   By

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius My travel experience that started […]