Europe’s culture and history is one of many things visitors find appealing. Oftentimes, popular attractions draw large crowds. But, what if two similar attractions in two different countries offered two opposite experiences? How would you know which one offered more of an authentic experience?
What do you think of when you think of San Antonio, Texas? Is it the Alamo, or maybe some Texas BBQ, or what about catching a Spurs game? Well the first thing that pops in my head ended up being my favorite thing about this city – the riverwalk! And, the riverwalk lived up to […]
Rome – city of history, romance, and food. Rome is quite possibly one of the most sought after cities in Europe where locals, tourists, and even religious pilgrims fill the streets and piazzas. I visited this city as a teenager many years ago (20 to be exact) and was in awe of all there was […]
Panama City, Panama is an incredibly cosmopolitan city with tons to offer. It can be hard to decide what things to do here, especially when your time visiting is limited. We spent four full days exploring the city and crammed a ton in during our time. We quickly fell in love with all this city […]
Pompeii, Italy is a critical, and well known, part of Western cultural history and the entire world. Many efforts have gone into preserving Pompeii, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Presently, there are six major conservation problems: ordinary decay, inadequate water management, damage from UV radiation, overgrown vegetation, incompatible conservation and restoration work from […]
The whole thought and history behind it was so intriguing to me. I couldn’t wait to get there, and we loved our day in Chichen Itza. Spending a day in Chichen Itza will take you back in time through dense jungles to the world of the ancient Mayans. It’s a world of incredible genius, astronomy, […]
In the winter, my activities change a little. I have a big list of “to-do’s” and most of the projects involve cleaning and organizing. It was cold this morning, so I decided to spend a little time organizing old photos. I came across photos from my first trip to Europe, which always makes me reminisce […]