The bright blue sky and deep reds and oranges of this park were so inspiring to the National Geographic Society that they petitioned Kodak Film Corp to name this Utah park after the popular Kodachrome film of the time. Kodachrome Basin State Park is a small park located just past Bryce Canyon National Park, so … More The Photo-Friendly Kodachrome Basin State Park
The Badlands National Park is what I affectionately like to call a “flyover park”. It’s actually one of my favorite Midwestern parks but it gets constantly overlooked due to its location in relation to the more popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks! While it’s technically possible to do all three of these parks as … More What’s So Bad About Badlands National Park?
Anyone who has been on a roadtrip of the American Midwest has surely seen the billboards advertising free iced water at Wall Drug and after a few dozen signs, one can’t help but wonder- what’s that all about? Originally purchased in 1931, the Wall Drug Store made its claim to fame when the owner’s wife … More What the Heck is Wall Drug?
In my opinion, one of the best ways to get to know a city is to try out all the local watering holes. Between Porto and Lisbon, I was able to test out a fair number of restaurants and bars and compiled a list of my favorites. Tasco Tasco landed at the top of nearly … More The Best Places to Eat and Drink Around Porto
Lisbon is a city full of culinary delights- and I sampled quite a few on my recent trip to the city! I’ve curated a few of my favorites places in the city for this post, but feel free to drop your favorites in the comments. Augusto Lisboa This trendy pink cafe is home to what … More Lunching Through Lisbon: My Top Picks
New Zealand tourism in no small part has been dramatically affected by the hugely popular Lord of the Rings films. Although the films were shot all over the country, one of the most popular sites for Tolkien Tourism remains the still-standing set of Hobbiton. Located in Matamata, New Zealand, the set is situated on the … More Visiting Hobbiton
Prior to the world shutting down, my last trip abroad was to Sandals Emerald Bay. It made nice symmetry that my first international trip in over two years would be to Sandals Royal Barbados! This resort is actually right next to Sandals Barbados- the maps are a little misleading, but the two resorts are so … More Christening My New Passport at Sandals Royal Barbados
Germany is well known for its beer, and it’s iconic Hofbräuhaus in Munich is quite possibly the most famous tavern in the world! This famous beer hall was first built in 1589 on the demands of Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V who was unhappy with the quality of the local beers in Munich- up until … More Hofbräuhaus, A Munich Must-See
With a few exceptions, I’ve probably spent the more time in Germany than any other country in my travels- and certainly it’s the only country I’ve returned to so repetitively besides my own! For the first few trips, I stuck pretty determinedly to Berlin- first because of the music scene and then because I loved … More An Overview of Munich, Germany
Since the mid 1800’s the world at large has had multiple celebrations designed to showcase national achievements. While the US tends to refer to these events as World Fairs, more modernly they are usually known as Expos- Dubai is just wrapping up their Expo 2020 this month. This World’s Fair was themed “Peace Through Understanding” … More Let’s Take a Step Back to 1964