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Novi Sad – The Serbian Athens
March 8, 2012
Novi Sad – The Serbian Athens

Known as the Serbian Athens, Novi Sad has been built, destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries and is an interesting mixture of old Serbian cultural heritage, Austro-Hungarian architecture and scenic beauty. The city sits on the banks of the Danube River. It is surrounded by fertile farms and vineyards and framed with hills in the [...]

Rome’s Villa Borghese Gardens
March 7, 2012
Rome’s Villa Borghese Gardens

Comprised of the grounds of a seventeenth century pleasure palace, the Villa Borghese Gardens is a large park in Rome with a widespread area that includes a lake, lots of manicured green grass and a number of museums and attractions. The second largest public park in Rome after Villa Doria Pamphili, the Borghese Gardens is [...]

The Chicken Buses of Guatemala
March 5, 2012
The Chicken Buses of Guatemala

From its colorful markets and bougainvillea-covered walls to its pastel colored colonial buildings, Guatemala is arguably one of the most colorful countries in the world. One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in Guatemala, were the intensely hued buses. Known as “chicken buses,” these old, retired American school buses arrive in Guatemala in [...]

Èze Village and Èze sur Mer
March 4, 2012
Èze Village and Èze sur Mer

Èze is a medieval village located in the French Riviera along the main road between Nice and Monaco. This picturesque village is perched atop a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean sea and can be seen from afar. The panoramic view of the sea from the top is absolutely amazing. After parking the car we [...]

Asakusa – Where the Pulse of Tokyo Beats Strongest
March 3, 2012
Asakusa – Where the Pulse of Tokyo Beats Strongest

While it may no longer be the premier entertainment district it once was in the years leading up to World War II, Asakusa, part of Tokyo’s downtown Taito district, still has plenty of lively activity. Today, Asakusa is best known as home to the Senso-ji Temple. The ancient temple, Tokyo’s oldest and one of its [...]

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – A Hidden Gem in Boston
February 18, 2012
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – A Hidden Gem in Boston

One of my favorite places in Boston to visit and recommend to visitors is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Housed in a stunning 15th century Venetian style palace, the museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. Located in the Back Bay Fens, not far from the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park [...]

Wellington’s Funky and Fascinating Cuba Street
February 15, 2012
Wellington’s Funky and Fascinating Cuba Street

One of our favorite areas in Wellington, New Zealand is the Cuba Street District. Once the route of the Wellington trams, the middle section of the street was closed to traffic after the removal of the rails in 1969 and is now one of the busiest areas in Wellington. This is a cool neighborhood full [...]

Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement
February 12, 2012
Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement

The charming township of Akaroa sits at the edge of a pleasing harbor inside the eroded crater of a gigantic, extinct volcano. Akaroa is located an hour and a half drive southeast of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula, the South Island’s most impressive volcanic feature. The peninsula has two prevailing craters which form Lyttelton and Akaroa [...]

The Kimberley – Hidden Treasure in Remote Australia
February 5, 2012
The Kimberley – Hidden Treasure in Remote Australia

From the saltwater Bardi culture, pristine beaches, rugged red cliffs of Cape Leveque and the multicultural city of Broome to the surreal rock scape of the Bungle Bungle beehives and the hidden waterfalls and palm oases of Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge, the Kimberley is like no other place on earth. Located in the northern [...]

Sapa, Vietnam – The Alps of the North Sea
January 30, 2012
Sapa, Vietnam – The Alps of the North Sea

Sapa is an astonishingly picturesque village near the Chinese border in northwest Vietnam. An old French hill station nestled among the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, Sapa is one of the most scenic mountain locations in Vietnam. Often referred to as the “Tonkinese Alps” or the “Alps of the North Sea,” the Hoang Lien Mountain Range [...]

The San Telmo Antiques Fair
January 23, 2012
The San Telmo Antiques Fair

Known for its bohemian charm and historic appeal, the quaint and funky Buenos Aires barrio of San Telmo is full of energy every day. However, on Sundays, it truly comes to life. Every Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, the Plaza Dorrego is home to the San Telmo Antiques Fair. To call this an [...]

Dog Sledding in Canada
January 20, 2012
Dog Sledding in Canada

If you’re looking for an outdoor winter experience that’s out of the ordinary, try a Canadian dog sled adventure. A truly unique outdoor winter activity, dog sledding is Canada’s traditional and oldest mode of winter transportation. Most people find the feeling of commanding their own dog sled team along trails through pristine valleys and over mountain ridges to be very inspirational. A truly Canadian activity in every way, dog sledding is a fun and interesting way to enjoy winter landscapes and is also a pretty good physical workout.