UNESCO

Cusco – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

Sitting at the top of a double decker tour bus can give you a unique view of a city. While visiting Cusco we hopped onto a double decker bus serendipitously, and before we even left my eyes were on the people of the city. I was intrigued how they moved throughout this ancient Incan city,… Continue reading Cusco – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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Unforgettable Sarajevo | Discovering Bosnia and Herzegovina

I have been asked before if I ever lost or misplaced my passport, and my response has always been "Yes, in Sarajevo!" I remember thinking to myself at that time, besides a wave of panic, "I now live here. I live in Sarajevo now". I was also grateful that my taxi driver pointed out the… Continue reading Unforgettable Sarajevo | Discovering Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Konstanz along the Bodensee | Discovering Germany

I was having a travel conversation with a friend from Berlin, and he was intrigued at the number of cities that I had visited in his home country of Germany. At one point in the conversation he mentioned that I probably had seen more of Germany than most Germans, which I incredibly doubt. He did… Continue reading Konstanz along the Bodensee | Discovering Germany

Global Dining

Ada’s Wine – Chef James Trees | A Perfect Place for Wine & Food in Las Vegas

James Beard Award Finalist Chef James Trees has definitely made an impression here in Las Vegas. With Esther's Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, and again with Ada's Wine (Chef James Trees & LEV Group). I knew that I was going to love Ada's because I have enjoyed everything that Chef James Trees has brought to Vegas.… Continue reading Ada’s Wine – Chef James Trees | A Perfect Place for Wine & Food in Las Vegas

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The Ring of Kerry | Discovering Ireland

The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, and Killarney in Ireland had been on my radar for many years. I had already traveled to Ireland twice prior, but never to the south western tip; home to the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. Ring of Kerry On my most recent trip to Ireland, I decided… Continue reading The Ring of Kerry | Discovering Ireland

U.S. National Parks, UNESCO

Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

I remember the first time I read about the Redwood National Park in elementary school, and how even back then I felt that traveler's pull that I often speak about. I can still recall those photos of the giant ancient redwoods, and as a child I was struck by their enormous size and peaceful energy.… Continue reading Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

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Visiting Dresden – ‘The Jewel Box’ | Discovering Germany

Dresden came as a surprise to me when I first visited the city in 2015. I have since returned, and with each visit I have grown to love this city even more. Dresden is one of the nicest cities to visit in eastern Germany- the restaurants are excellent, the architecture is stunning, and the art… Continue reading Visiting Dresden – ‘The Jewel Box’ | Discovering Germany

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Sites to See in Beautiful BERLIN | Discovering Germany

There are many German towns and cities that I have written about regarding my love affair with Germany. This country has "It", and has been my travel crush since 2015. Now Berlin, well Berlin, this city captivates me. Berlin is very different from other cities in Germany, and many of its residents have told me… Continue reading Sites to See in Beautiful BERLIN | Discovering Germany

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The Beatles Pilgrimage in Liverpool | Discovering England

The seaport city of Liverpool is the hometown of John, Paul, Ringo, and George - also known as The Beatles. This is where the four British boys who took the world by storm grew up, met each other, formed their band, played for the first time, and began making their music dreams come alive. Liverpool… Continue reading The Beatles Pilgrimage in Liverpool | Discovering England

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Visiting Zagreb | The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb is the vibrant capital of Croatia, and is an absolute charmer. Most people head to the country's most talked about locations of Split, Dubrovnik, or the Plitvace National Parks, which I did go to on this visit. On my future visits to Croatia, I plan to explore more of the country, but I wanted… Continue reading Visiting Zagreb | The Capital of Croatia

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The City of Tours – Loire Valley | Discovering France

Place Plumereau Tours is one of the largest cities in the central Loire Valley region of France, and was an extraordinary place to explore. Walking through Place Plumereau, the historical center, with its medieval layout of narrow cobblestone streets and half-timbered buildings was like stepping into a time capsule. It was beyond charming, especially when… Continue reading The City of Tours – Loire Valley | Discovering France

Global Dining

Etno Dvaras | Traditional Cuisine in Vilnius, Lithuania

I am honest with people who want to travel with me when I say that I may not be the person they want to travel with. Being a solo traveler for over a decade, I do not wait for anyone, and can be uncompromising and stubborn. Especially if I want to visit a place, or… Continue reading Etno Dvaras | Traditional Cuisine in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Picturesque Arequipa – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

Arequipa Basilica Arequipa, also known as La Cuidad Blanca or the "White City", was an extraordinary Spanish colonial city in Peru to visit. In hindsight, I wish that I dedicated more time here to stay and play. The city of Arequipa was magnificent to see with its 16th - 17th century Baroque facades, and elaborate… Continue reading Picturesque Arequipa – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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Visiting Minsk – A Memoir | Discovering Belarus

Due to the conflict with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, I was debating on posting this blog. The country is currently in the red zone of Travel Advisory, of do not travel. I am doing it anyways, in the hopes that Belarus soon will be once more be free to travel in. I was standing at… Continue reading Visiting Minsk – A Memoir | Discovering Belarus

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A Look Back at Lake Titicaca, Peru – A Memoir | Off the Beaten Track

On Lake Titicaca Off the beaten track locations have always been an interest of mine while traveling the globe. I have found myself in remote locations including Siwa Oasis in Egypt, the Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines, and in the Peruvian Andes at 16,000 feet above sea level. Traveling to locations such as these,… Continue reading A Look Back at Lake Titicaca, Peru – A Memoir | Off the Beaten Track

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The Monasterio de Santa Catalina of Arequipa | Discovering Peru

Exploring the brilliant "White City" of Arequipa, had lead me to also explore a colorful little city, the Monasterio de Santa Catalina - it was a city within a city. Just a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas is Monasterio de Santa Catalina, and it is a fascinating place. Santa Catalina is a… Continue reading The Monasterio de Santa Catalina of Arequipa | Discovering Peru

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The Cultural City of NOVI SAD | Discovering Serbia

Stari Grad I had an extra day or two while I was visiting Belgrade in Serbia, and decided on a quick solo trip to the second largest city, Novi Sad. This was a very easy trip that I strongly recommend for those who are visiting Belgrade. The travel time was only 1.5 hours, and the… Continue reading The Cultural City of NOVI SAD | Discovering Serbia

Food Journals

What I ate in ARIZONA | A Food Journal

The food culture in Arizona has always intrigued me. I have found it to be a mixed bag of road food, Native American, Southwestern, and Mexican flavors, as well as classic to modern American dishes. Depending on where you are in Arizona and what you are doing, that mixed bag can play in your favor.… Continue reading What I ate in ARIZONA | A Food Journal

U.S. National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park | Exploring Colorado

Love that Rocky Mountain high! Colorado has been one of my favorite states to explore, and I have done it several times over. This state's natural beauty and magnificent landscapes has always given me that 'Rocky Mountain High', thank you John Denver. Colorado offers a variety of remarkable sceneries from desert monuments, to urban cities,… Continue reading Rocky Mountain National Park | Exploring Colorado

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Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris | Discovering France

I made it an absolute point to visit the Maison de Victor Hugo during one of my visits to Paris. Hugo was brilliant, controversial, and eccentric. He was a poet, politician, and novelist who penned Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Victor Hugo lived a life that could be divided into three major… Continue reading Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris | Discovering France