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Exploring Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Exploring Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

All of the headlines in Barcelona may go to La Sagrada Familia, other Guadi architecture, La Rambla, and beaches, but no visit to Barcelona is complete without a trip to Barcelona’s oldest part of town.  It’s characteristic lanes are packed with wonderful architecture and plenty […]

Exploring Montjuïc: Barcelona’s Hilltop Perch

Exploring Montjuïc: Barcelona’s Hilltop Perch

One of the joys of visiting a vibrant city is viewing it from above.  Looking down on the energy gives a certain appreciation that can’t be appreciated at eye level.  Barcelona has a view places to see the city from above including tremendous views from […]

Traveling Between Hong Kong And Macau By Ferry

Traveling Between Hong Kong And Macau By Ferry

  One of the most popular side trips from Hong Kong is Macau.  They are the only two Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China, meaning they have a high degree of autonomy from mainland China.  As a result they operate types of businesses that you […]

Take A Peek Inside The Nijo Castle Of Kyoto

Take A Peek Inside The Nijo Castle Of Kyoto

The city of Kyoto is most famous for its impressive and numerous religious sites set against an incredible natural backdrop.  The impressive and imposing Nijo Castle is the opposite of the inviting temples and shrines that are littered throughout the city.  This was built as […]

How To Go Directly To Or From Macau Through Hong Kong Airport

How To Go Directly To Or From Macau Through Hong Kong Airport

Macau has a small airport that mostly serves mainland China and a few other locations in Asia.  Chances are your Macau travels will route you through Hong Kong.  There is an easy option for those who are either going straight to Macau from Hong Kong […]

Getting The Most Out Of A Visit To La Sagrada Família

Getting The Most Out Of A Visit To La Sagrada Família

The most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona is still under construction and isn’t expected to be completed for nearly a decade.  Designed by the world renowned Antonio Gaudí La Sagrada Família is a towering basilica that has become the symbol of the dynamic city of […]

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 […]