Saturday, August 31, 2013


If you are a die-hard traveler and love travel as much as I do, you will find this article so amazing.  I found this well written story online and had to share it.  The author really seems to capture the spirit of the traveler in all of us.

Read it and tell me what you think:

Thursday, August 22, 2013


One of my highlights on my weeklong trip to Berlin, Germany back in the winter of 2010 was my visit to the Berlin Zoo.  It was the second to the last day of my trip and I had nothing planned.  I had already seen the attractions and sites that I was planning on checking out, so I decided to go to the zoo.  It was snowing and the scenery was just lovely.

Unfortunately, I left my video camera at my hotel during this visit.  I was able to capture a still photos of a group of Elephants playing in the snow.  These beautiful animals were playing with the snow like children in a schoolyard.  It was an amazing site.  I had no idea that Elephants liked snow so much.  My favorite part was when a middle sized elephant, I guess it was a young but not a baby elephant, pushed a smaller (I guess younger) elephant to the ground and rolled him/her in the snow.  When the smaller elephant got up, it had snow all over it and it walked away from the older one who pushed him/her down. 

It was so fun watching them play.  You can see more pictures from my visit to the Berlin Zoo at:
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Top 5 European Cities

Top 5 European Cities

Which City do you think was #1?  You might be surprised!  Read to find out then tell me if you agree. 


One of Europe's most underrated cities.  Lake Lucerne is a beautiful place with scenic views, lovely landscapes and courteous people.  I was fortunate to have visited Lake Lucerne during Lucernerfest, a celebration that goes on each year in late June.  The day was filled with festive marches, bands playing on 6-8 different stages, an airshow over the lake, and I fireworks show at night.  I recommend visiting Lake Lucerne during this time if possible. 
When I was planning my European trip, I was more focused on cities like Rome, Paris and London.  Little did I know that the city that would stay in my heart forever would be a place I never even heard off.  Lake Lucerne, Switzerland!!

If you want to see some video and more pictures from this wonderful place, take a look at this video:
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Thursday, August 15, 2013


See London from high in the sky. 

The London Eye located near many attractions in London is a great way to see the city.  The views are magnificent.  See Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and many more iconic sites.  Traveling slowly inside a fully enclosed capsule while looking out at the almost unobstructed views of the city is something you will not soon forget.  The capsules reach high into the sky.  Its almost as if you are a bird looking down on this historic city.
You will have plenty of time to get that perfect picture from high in the sky because the ride moves so slow.  It takes about 30 minutes to make a full revolution. 

Pricing:  Under 20 pounds for adults as of August 15, 2013

There is a large bench in the middle of the air-conditioned capsule where tired visitors can rest.  Each capsule holds 25 people so it won't be to crowded and you can move around at will.

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Eiffel Tower

There is no place like Paris.  When you think of Paris you instantly picture the Eiffel Tower.  In 1889 the Eiffel Tower was built to Welcome visitors to the 1889 Worlds Fair.  Since then, it has been welcoming tourist from around the world. 
If you are lucky enough to visit the Eiffel Tower, I suggest taking one of the unique rides on the passenger lifts to propel you from the ground level to the second floor in a horizontal direction.  Then you can reach the top observation deck by taking a more conventional elevator.  Keep in mind that you will be packed in tightly with many others as the Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument in the world.  The views are amazing! 

If you really want to get some good pictures of the Eiffel Tower then you must wait until nightfall.  A spectacular seen is when the Eiffel Tower aluminates.  My suggestion is to snap your best pictures at the first lighting show.  Pictures usually turn out better without glare from the light if it is nearest to dusk.  Using a tripod will also help eliminate glare. 

 See more pictures of the Eiffel Tower by watching this slideshow below
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