Travel Planning Guides

Conquering Shanghai: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Shanghai: Travel Planning Guide

Overview Perhaps the best way to characterize Shanghai is as China’s New York City.  While the political heart of China belong in Beijing, the financial heart is in Shanghai.  It also in many represents a modern China.  Remnants of the traditional China are disappearing in […]

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 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 […]

Conquering Tokyo: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Tokyo: Travel Planning Guide

Tokyo is the worlds most populous metropolis.   The dynamic city may go down as the most interesting in the world.  Tokyo is cute, crowded, friendly, exotic and much more.  It has a certain quality to it that is practically indescribable.  You simply have to visit […]

Conquering Hong Kong: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Hong Kong: Travel Planning Guide

Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic places in the world.  The former British colony merges east and west to spectacular effect.  It has become one of the the truly world cities with citizens from all over the world calling it home.  Toursits flock […]

Conquering Barcelona: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Barcelona: Travel Planning Guide

 Some cities have amazing architecture.  Other’s are cultural powerhouses.  Still other places primary draw is their beachside location with great year around weather.  Barcelona is one of only a handful of cities that can claim all of those and much more.  This makes it one […]

Conquering Macau: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Macau: Travel Planning Guide

Macau is one of the more interesting places in all of Asia.  While some know it as the Vegas of Asia, the small island has influences from colonial Portugal, China, as well as the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.  There is plenty to see […]

Conquering Kyoto: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Kyoto: Travel Planning Guide

Overview Kyoto is more than the heart of Japan.  It is also its soul.  As beautiful as pictures are, this is a place that cannot be adequately described or photographed.  Sight is only one sense and Kyoto is a city that engages all of them to […]

Conquering Amsterdam: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Amsterdam: Travel Planning Guide

Overview Amsterdam is one of the most dynamic and intriguing cities in Europe.  It is a popular tourist destination in large part due to its beautiful canals, wonderful architecture, and alluring sensual side.  Amsterdam is a city of contrasts.  It is one of the great cultural […]

Conquering Stockholm: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Stockholm: Travel Planning Guide

Overview Stockholm is one of the most desirable travel destinations on the planet and for good reason.  It is perhaps the most picturesque capital city in the world.  Stockholm is made up of 14 islands located between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.  Green space […]