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Shanghai Museum Visitors Guide

Shanghai Museum Visitors Guide

Shanghai is a symbol of a modern cutting edge China.  Its skyscrapers are amount the tallest and most impressive anywhere in the world.  It boats the fastest train in the world.  Almost everything about the city is forward thinking.  There is still places however to […]

Conquering Berlin: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Berlin: Travel Planning Guide

Overview Many cities with a turbulent past, hide much of it in a museum and generally try to distance themselves from it.  Berlin has embraced its recent history and integrated it into the fabric of the city.  Being able to see history where it actually […]

Conquering Lake Como In One Day

Conquering Lake Como In One Day

Many Italian travel plans will include a visit to Lake Como.  La Dolce Vita is perhaps no better epitomized than this stunning locale, a short ride from Milan.  The lake represents Italian beauty and elegance.  In addition to the flock or tourists that visit the […]

Taking In Italy’s Popular Hiking Trails of The Cinque Terre

Taking In Italy’s Popular Hiking Trails of The Cinque Terre

  There are not many more desirable hikes than the Cinque Terre in Italy.  The combination of viewing a gorgeous coastline and a variety of trails for all skill levels.  You also have the unique opportunity to take a break in a gorgeous Italian village.  […]

Should You Visit The Vatican Museums On A Free Entry Day

Should You Visit The Vatican Museums On A Free Entry Day

It was 6:45 AM on a Sunday morning.  The place was Roma Termini metro station.  While not crowded, there appeared to be more people than I figured on a Sunday early morning am.  Over the next few stops people were getting on, but no one […]

Italy and Efficiency Don’t Mix

Italy and Efficiency Don’t Mix

For better and worse, timeliness and efficiency are not virtues in Italy.  While this is a good thing when sitting down for a leisurely meal or enjoying any of the masterpieces of art or nature, when the rest of the world is on a schedule, […]

Conquering London: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering London: Travel Planning Guide

There are great cities and there are world class cities.  London is a world class city.  Very few places can combine a great history and yet sit at the cutting edge of technology, education, and commerce.  The city is an economic powerhouse and remains one […]

International Travel Gives You Perspective At Home

International Travel Gives You Perspective At Home

After a long flight home and getting out of immigration, I entered the international terminal arrival’s hall at LAX to what amounted as pure chaos.  A massive crowd had formed.  Security began ushering a small group of people towards limos waiting outside.  Teenagers were screaming […]

Ranking Every Disney Theme Park From Worst To First

Ranking Every Disney Theme Park From Worst To First

Disney Parks sit at the top of the theme park industry.  What began in Anaheim California as a man wanting a fun safe and clean place to take his children has grown into 12 theme parks across 6 resorts, located all over the world.  Yearly […]

Checking Out The Storied Tower Of London

Checking Out The Storied Tower Of London

Dating back to its initial construction in 1078, the Tower Of London has always been the subject of public fascination.  Its walls hold a varied and unusual history.  The tower has been everything from a royal palace, prison, treasure vault, observatory, and even a private […]