It Seemed Like a Good Idea…

I was heading to Maui and looked at a map and thought to myself, Maui is on the way to Asia, let’s find some good airfare. Good airfare was found but the route was out of hand! Note to self, check the route prior to purchasing the ticket. After a glorious 8 days in Maui…

My Tour of the PNW…Portland

My last stop on my mini US adventure was to Portland, Oregon. This was not my first trip to Portland but I wanted to hang with my friends for the weekend and do a little wine and beer tasting. I took Amtrak from Seattle to Portland which was just a few hours and very scenic….

My Tour of the PNW…Seattle

I have been a bit MIA lately but the travels are starting up again. Living in the United States I think I take for granted everything that is within a short flight from me or even a short drive. I took a few weeks to visit friends and family in Seattle, Fairbanks and Portland. The…

A hidden little gem in Belgium…Bruges

Bruges is a quaint little city in the Northern part of Belgium with a population of just under 120,000 people. It is an incredibly cute place that tourists often take day trips to from Brussels as it is only a one hour train ride each way. However, I had friends that went and told me…

The city of chocolate and beer and mussels…Brussels!

Brussels is the capital of Belgium. When I think of Belgium I think of chocolate and beer and waffles. I was not let down when I arrived and although I did not indulge in all the delicacies, I went into to the stores for the scents and smells. Even if I didn’t sample much of…

Cambridge for the day

After a few days in London it was time for a little day trip to Cambridge. We jumped on the train for about an hour ride and were transported to some very old and interesting places. Cambridge is the alma mater to some very smart people including James Watson and and Francis Crick. These are…

A is for Albania

After a few weeks of mostly cities and pretty crappy weather, it was time to move on and head to the sunnier coasts of the Balkans. I decided my next stop would be Albania¬†with a one night stop in Tirana¬†on my way to Saranda. Tirana is much like any other capital city and especially like…

Museums, museums and museums

  Today was a Prague museum crawl day. It all started with an Andy Warhol exhibit at the Gallery of Art Prague. I have seen Andy Warhol plenty of times in various museums, but I have never seen a Warhol exhibition. Many of the famous pieces were there as well as a few that I…

Beer and friends and bones…oh my!

Everyone that has ever been to Prague has told me what an amazing place the city is. I can say that after one day, I completely agree. I arrived in Prague still not feeling 100% but knew that I had friends to meet up with. One of the things Prague and the Czech Republic are…

My jump across the pond

Flying on a long flight is always an interesting experience in coach, and something I do VERY often! Flying on a long flight in business class, made for my little jaunt across the pond, quite manageable. I flew from Dallas to London on Lufthansa and was pleasantly surprised with the service and the caliber of…