Sometimes the best laid trips get sidelined by delayed, cancelled or other technical air travel difficulties. When you have a long journey with many legs to it, the chances of problematic issues increase exponentially. Connections have to go just right for you to keep the entire trip intact. As a rule, transferring on one...
Having landed at so many various airports worldwide, I have gotten used to searching the web figuring out how best to use ground transport to get to my hotel or city center. For whatever reason flying into Seoul gave me pause. With the Korean language barrier, I landed wondering how difficult finding my way to the city center would...Read more
Skip the crowds of Dubrovnik and visit Zadar in Northern Croatia. While Dubrovnik has become overrun with cruise ships and tourists, Zadar retains Adriatic waterfront charm without the crazy crowds. [caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignnone" width="1536"] Zadar old town gate[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1384" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Zadar[/caption] Named the...Read more
Location on a vacation can make or break your trip. However if you have never been to a particular city, how do you know where you should stay. How many times do I see specials to Washington DC that list in the fine print, a hotel in Arlington Virginia? But how would someone know that’s...Read more
Hanoi is the second largest city in Vietnam yet so unlike Ho Chi Minh. Landing in Hanoi you are struck by the tall green mountains, lakes and farmland quite unlike landing in Ho Chi Minh (later referred to here as Saigon) to the south. [caption id="attachment_1259" align="alignnone" width="1536"] Landing...Read more
I’ve heard a lot of great things about Vietnam recently. Visiting this country has been on my Asia bucket list for the last few years. I had heard of the stunning landscapes, cultural highlights and amazing cuisine. [caption id="attachment_1220" align="alignnone" width="750"] Locked and loaded for the flight to Vietnam[/caption] Let’s...Read more
Bali has always invited and welcomed travelers with smiling faces and open arms. Many travelers come to Bali having viewed it's vast colorful richness displayed from movies such as Eat, Pray, Love. [caption id="attachment_1133" align="alignnone" width="3516"] Balinese culture[/caption] Yoga, vistas, ocean, relaxation....yes, its all here to enjoy. When driving through...Read more
It always feels really good to get home from a long trip and come home to a place of comfort and familiarity...[caption id="attachment_1083" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Home views[/caption] But what about when you have haven't been on a trip in a bit? Two months off of a flight...
Fall is my favorite season of the year. So being able to visit one of my favorite cities during the Fall season, especially a day after the 2016 Presidential election, is truly an exceptional bonus. I arrived disheartened by the election results, only to be reminded that Paris is a city that can always revive a...Read more