AUSTRIA: Vienna – Endless Magnificence

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The trip to Vienna began in a mad dash that had me catching my bus by one minute. This happened because of deceptive markings at the bus stop across the street. How ironic it would have been to miss a bus for which I was thirty minutes early. Once aboard, I caught my breath, watched […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague – Getting Better All The Time!

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague – Getting Better All The Time!

Václav Havel Airport Prague – As my taxi entered the city, I was stunned by the beauty of Prague which was strange since I had already visited the city 15+ years prior. It seems in the meantime many of the buildings had been restored and it basically looked like a shiny new penny with a […]

FRANCE: Paris – Rendezvous Time

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
FRANCE: Paris – Rendezvous Time

It’s become a habit to make Paris my first stop on a European tour and to finish up with the United Kingdom. This year is no different, but this year England is coming to me here in the form of the Drovers, a fun couple with a sly wit who I met on a sailing […]

PRELUDE TO PARIS – Notre Dame Burns & A Pox Upon Me!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
PRELUDE TO PARIS – Notre Dame Burns & A Pox Upon Me!

Paris has been my favorite city since I was eight-years-old. Vivid memories that are mine forever. Sailing boats with other children on the bassins of the Tuileries dressed like a Parisian schoolboy. That first flaky croissant delivered by room service at the Hotel Meurice with fresh French preserves and butter. And of course, Notre Dame and its gargoyles […]

USA: YURI’S NIGHT LOS ANGELES 2019

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
USA: YURI’S NIGHT LOS ANGELES 2019

YURI’S NIGHT 2019 – CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of […]

THE TRAVEL ZONE: Where Strange Things Come To Pass

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
THE TRAVEL ZONE: Where Strange Things Come To Pass

At the beginning of 2020, I will be launching a proper blog called The Travel Zone. The new site will focus primarily on the unusual, the outrageous, the bizarre, and the beautiful. Concurrently, I will be starting a companion YouTube channel. After five years of free-wheeling, unencumbered travel, I will shift gears and become a full-fledged […]

USA: San Diego – Birthday Pit Stop

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
USA: San Diego – Birthday Pit Stop

Kicking off the birthday pit stop is Aria, celebrating her very first birthday on March 29, with me struggling through jet lag and sleeping through most of the party. Fortunately, I took a few decent shots before nap time got the better of me. My birthday is next on April 2nd and we finish up […]

MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia with a population of one and a half million people. The Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of 1500 foot tall glass and steel clad skyscrapers dominate its modern landscape. The Islamic Art Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Islamic art in all of Southeast Asia. Given my […]

MALAYSIA: Mabul Island and Sipadan Diving

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
MALAYSIA: Mabul Island and Sipadan Diving

I hopped on a boat for Mabul at 8:30 am and an hour later disembarked onto Scuba Junkie’s pier. I wandered the island to kill some time until my room was ready for me. Having visited here five years ago, I stopped by the tiny dive resort I stayed at previously. Suffering through the intense […]

MALAYSIA: Semporna

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
MALAYSIA: Semporna

Boy oh boy, my travels to Malaysia started out as a bit of a bloody nightmare with my first flight to Jakarta being canceled and putting the next two in jeopardy. This is not the way you want to start the day. I was completely blindsided because kiwi.com failed to inform me of the cancellation […]

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