A Photo Tour of London Part 1

We have been renting here in London for over a month now because the hotels, and even the hostels, were very expensive for long term! Although we’ve been out of the UK for about half of this time, we’ve had plenty of time to explore the city. At the same time, we could easily stay here for a year and never cover the entirety of the city. London is truly one of the world’s most magnificent cities, and here are […]

The Last Three Weeks

Sometimes blogging can get in the way of traveling. It has always been my priority to travel first, and blog about it if I have the time and desire to do so. The past few weeks I decided to give myself a short break from blogging while I visited a few places in England and also spent two weeks in the wonderful country of Belgium. Belgium was one of the highlights of the trip for me, and man, they really […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to do in Sydney

When people think Australia, the first city that normally comes to mind is the city of Sydney. With its famous opera house and stunning oceanfront location, Sydney will wind up on most travelers “to visit” list without much of a thought. This week’s “Top Ten Tuesdays” post breaks down the best things to see and do on your next visit to Sydney. Sydney Opera House The ultimate icon of Australia and cultural centre of the nation, the Sydney Opera house […]

My First English Pub

I’m a big beer guy. No question about it. And I’m not talking about Natty Light or Bud Light or any of that crap. I love trying beers from around the world from smaller high quality breweries (commonly called craft beer in the U.S.). In fact, when I’m traveling, I make it a point to do my best to experience the beer there (or whatever alcohol is famous there). It is my opinion that the three most important things to […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to Do in Ontario

This week’s “Top Ten Tuesdays” comes to us from the beautiful Canadian provence of Ontario. Having been on my “to visit” list for quite a while I came to really appreciate this post and I hope you can enjoy it too! As usual, this post is filled with loads of great ideas so get out your travel planner and take some notes! Niagara Falls The largest waterfall in the world is passed over by a staggering 168,000 cubic meters of […]

11 Interesting Facts About Spain

A week and a half ago Danielle and I left Spain, after spending about a month on the Iberian peninsula it was a bitter sweet day. Spain made quite an impact on us, and while I didn’t love every single stop we made, there were definitely a few I could easily have stayed in for a very very very long time. Spain is an amazing country, as one can see from their rich history and their amazingly kind people throughout […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to Do in British Columbia

Another Tuesday means another “Top Ten Tuesdays” post loaded with useful info for things to do in destination around the world! This weeks post comes from my neighbors up north in the stunning Canadian province of British Columbia. British Columbia is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike, and this list shows it. Enjoy! Spot wildlife on Vancouver Island Not to be confused with British Columbia’s largest city of the same name, this emerald island off the east […]

11 Interesting Facts About Portugal

Visiting Portugal was a highlight of the first month of my trip. The people, the food, and the surroundings were all absolutely incredible. Portugal has found a place in my heart, and I have every intention of returning time and time again. Here is my next “Interesting Facts…” post featuring a dose of knowledge on what might be my new favorite country, Portugal! 1. According to the CIA Factbook, Portugal is the 111th largest country in the world, just behind […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to Do in Cape Town

This week’s “Top Ten Tuesdays” post covers the South African city of Cape Town. Cape Town received lots of attention last year during the World Cup, and the tourism infrastructure is still in place allowing for easy transportation and lots of things to do, leaving you with endless options for entertainment. Here it is, enjoy! Climb Table Mountain From the base of Aftica’s most iconic mountain reams of visitors can be seen ascending by cable car – but for the […]

Photos from Lisbon, Portugal (UNESCO sites 13 & 14)

Our time in Lisbon (just over a week and a half ago) was spent making friends, exploring the surroundings of Lisbon, and hanging out on the beach. It was a nice start to the wind down of our time in Spain and Portugal and was highlighted by some sightseeing to two different UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first of these sites were two different historical buildings, the Tower of Belem, and the Monastery of the Hieronymites. Both show exemplary architecture […]

I See London, I See… Still London

So I haven’t even finished up my posts from Portugal and Spain, but today Danielle and I arrived in London for our extended stay. You’ll remember my original plan was to live and work here in London for 2 1/2 months, but things have changed, I won’t be working, and instead we’ll be using London as our home base to explore the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, and possibly Ireland! The next two weeks we’ll be getting situated here and […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to Do on Mallorca

Another Tuesday has come (and almost gone), which means it’s time for a “Top Ten Tuesdays” post. This weeks is again by Leon Levy and covers the top ten things to do on Mallorca, a Mediterranean island just off the coast of Spain. Here are ten things to do on Mallorca, enjoy! Marineland Famed as Spain’s first and reputably, best-loved dolphinarium. Here the whole family can enjoy the spectacular dolphin shows as well as sea lions, exotic birds, sharks and […]

Panoramic Photo of Porto, Portugal (UNESCO #12)

Porto, or Oporto as it is called by the locals, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the twelfth one I’ve visited since the start of this site. Technically it is just the historic center of the city that is a heritage site, but I took this panoramic shot of the entire city because I loved the view. From what I understand the historic center is the part pictured at center here, highlighted by the tower you see poking up […]

Porto, Portugal – Just What the Doctor Ordered

It had been a long day. The bus had dropped us off in a part of town we weren’t expecting to be in, the “Free Internet” wifi network I needed for directions actually cost 2.50 Euro an hour, and our bags were starting to seem heavier and heavier each day. We’d been moving around a lot, and in need of some relaxation and a slower pace. That’s exactly what we got in Portugal, the second chapter and second country of […]

A Town of Pilgrims – Santiago de Compostela – UNESCO #11

Santiago de Compostela has long been a destination for Christian pilgrims from across Europe, and the world. Considered one of the holiest cities of the Christian faith, Santiago was constructed around the tomb of St. James the Greater in the beginning of the 9th century. The city was destroyed during the struggles between Islam and Christianity at the end of the 10th century, but was quickly rebuilt over the course of the proceeding century. Danielle and I arrived late in […]

San Sebastian Panoramic – The Most Beautiful City in Spain?

From one beautiful city to the next, we traveled from Barcelona to the northern city of San Sebastian, or Donostia, as it is known in the native Basque Country language of Euskara. This has probably been our favorite city of our entire trip so far. Maybe second favorite behind Barcelona. There are a hundred different amazing things about this city, but looking back at this panoramic shot it is easy to say that this view, and the beauty of this […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to Do in Krakow

This week’s “Top Ten Tuesdays” post is by Leon Levy, and provides ten things to do in the city of Krakow. Krakow is the capital of Poland, the home to numerous festivals all year round, it is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is near the location of Auschwitz, a symbol of one of Europe’s darkest times. Here are ten things to do during your visit to Krakow. Wawel Hill The 11th Century Royal Castle and grandiose Wawel […]

More Photos of Mind-Blowing Architecture – UNESCO #9

This will be my third post from my four nights in Barcelona last week, so it is fairly obvious that the city made quite an impression on me. From the San Joan festival to the Antonio Gaudi architecture, to the architecture of a slightly less famous man, Lluis Domenech i Montaner, who I’ll be focusing on in this post. Hospital de Sant Pau lies just five blocks away from the Sagrada Familia catherdral I posted about a few posts ago. […]

Sant Joan – Barcelona’s Biggest Party of the Year

(During this post I mention that I didn’t bring a camera along with me. At the bottom of the post I’ll link to some more information on the celebration, as well as a few other sites that have photos of the parties.) I love Spain, and I love Barcelona. Having been on some Barcelona tours on my last visit, I was stoked to be hitting up round 2 this time around. The first week and a half of this trip has been […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to Do in Kenya

This week’s “Top Ten Tuesdays” post gives us ten things to do while visiting the country of Kenya. As Africa’s tourism industry continues to grow, countries like Kenya are given a chance to shine and show off their natural beauty and unspoiled wonder. Here are ten things to do in Kenya, enjoy! Samburu A national treasure – this national reserve and home to the Samburu tribe hosts some of the rarest African animals, including the Grevy zebra, the reticulated giraffe […]

Works of Antoni Gaudi – UNESCO World Heritage Site #8

If you are fortunate to have visited Barcelona, then it is almost certain that you have been witness to some of the most famous architecture in Spain, the works of Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi was known for his mind-numbing uniqueness that went many steps beyond the imagination of architects of his day. The city of Barcelona was fortunate enough to be the playground of Gaudi, and throughout the city and the surrounding areas lie seven structures designed, at least in part, […]

Photos from Toledo – UNESCO World Heritage Site #7

After a night out in Madrid, we awoke just 4 1/2 hours later to set off on our day trip to the city of Toledo. Toledo is a historic city that developed under the influence of multiple cultures and religions, turning it into one of the most unique cities I’ve ever seen. I’m not the only person to recognize its significance, as it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the seventh of such sites, that I’ve visited since […]

Breaking Laws and Taking Naps

Danielle (my girlfriend) and I, arrived in Madrid this past Saturday at around one in the afternoon local time. It was our first time to Madrid, our first time to Spain, and my first time ever setting foot in Europe! After an overnight flight on a discount airline with fellow passengers competing for the “who can talk the loudest at 3am” award, we arrived exhausted, but very excited for the 3 ½ months ahead of us. Our time in Spain […]

Top Ten Tuesdays – Things to Do in Cape Verde

Another great round of things to do in this week’s “Top Ten Tuesdays” post. Thanks again to Leon Levy for an incredible list for another world renowned destination, this week, we take a look at Cape Verde, just off the west coast of Africa. Cape Verde has quickly become a tourist hot spot, and below, Leon gives us ten reasons why. Enjoy! Beaches Incredible white sand beaches such as Sal, Maio and Boa Vista are world-class. Cape Verde beaches are […]

Five Reasons the Miami International Airport Blows

All of the trips I’ve documented on my site have started with the same thing. A trip to the airport and a flight to a foreign country. Today marks the beginning of what I hope to be a 3 1/2 month trip to Europe, and today started the same way. I made it pretty clear how I feel about the “traveling” aspect of travel in a post at the beginning of my last trip. Today I’m not really going to […]

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