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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 […]

The Whimsical Autumn Colors Of Kyoto

The Whimsical Autumn Colors Of Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to visit thanks to an idealistic setting.  The city is wonderful any time of year, but the place becomes extra special during the spring cherry blossom or Sakura season and the fall foliage season […]

The Kiyomizu-dera Temple In Kyoto Has The Wow Factor

The Kiyomizu-dera Temple In Kyoto Has The Wow Factor

It can be difficult to stand out in the beautiful city of Kyoto.   With 2,000 religious sites in the city, temples are literally everywhere and you won’t have time to see them all.  One of the most famous in all of Japan is Kiyomizu-dera […]

Exploring The Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto

Exploring The Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto

Kyoto is home to thousands of religious sites in all shapes and sizes.  Each is special and unique in their own way.  It is difficult to single out one or two as the very best, but if you have to pick one, Fushimi Inari Shrine […]

Djurgården Is Stockholm’s Cultural Playground

Djurgården Is Stockholm’s Cultural Playground

Stockholm makes almost any list on most livable cities in the world.  The capital of Sweden combines great natural beauty, culture, architecture, and an easy going lifestyle to make a wonderful place to live or visit.  All of those aspects are on full display in […]

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 […]

The Seven Must See’s of Macau

The Seven Must See’s of Macau

The eclectic mix of influences from China, Portugal, and Las Vegas combine to make Macau a memorable place to visit for any traveler.  It was once an outpost for the vast Portuguese empire.  It was turned over to China and made a Special Administrative Region. […]

The Quirky Side Of Vienna: Hundertwasserhaus

The Quirky Side Of Vienna: Hundertwasserhaus

Vienna has one of the best collections of royal palaces including the Hapsburg, Belvedere, and Schonnobraun. After your getting your fill of opulent palaces and grand church’s, you can head out to Hundertwasserhaus for a colorful change of pace. The Hundertwasserhaus is a quirky apartment […]

The Hungarian Parliament: The Icon Of A Country

The Hungarian Parliament: The Icon Of A Country

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Sydney has the Opera House and New York has the Statue of Liberty. They are iconic structures that instantly identify a city. Budapest has the Hungarian Parliament building. A striking building that has become the symbol for not only a […]

Checking Out The Belvedere Palace in Vienna

Checking Out The Belvedere Palace in Vienna

It should come as no surprise with Vienna’s royal history that it has some of the best palaces in Europe. One of them is the Baroque masterpiece the Belvedere. Once considered outside the city it is a short walk from the city center in the […]