Sunday, September 24, 2023

Paris Pass Review (2021) — A Good Value or Waste of Money?

The Paris Pass is one of the most popular sightseeing passes — but is it actually a good value? In this in-depth Paris Pass Review, I’ve crunched the numbers and analyzed the practicalities...

Wine of Vienna

Act Global – Drink Local!Vienna is the only capital in the world to produce significant quantities of wine within its city limits. And wine cultivation is one of its hallmarks. No wonder, since they’ve...

Best Hostels in Split, Croatia | Where to Stay On A Backpacker’s Budget

Split is quickly becoming one of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. And it’s easy to see why — amazing architecture, beautiful blue waters, nice weather, and easy access to Croatia’s islands. Split...

Vienna – Capital of Classical Music

If there’s one city in Europe you should visit if you’re a classical music buff, it’s without any doubt Vienna. Filled with outstanding orchestras and imposing Music Halls, not to mention the legacy of...

Best Waterproof Boots For Women

It’s hard to beat a nice pair of waterproof boots when you’re traveling during the winter or in wet conditions. But no one wants to travel around Europe wearing an ugly pair of...

Lamego – Base Camp for the Douro Valley

By Jerry Olivas After you have had your fill of the great ports of Portugal, on the south bank of Porto, why not continue your wine tasting with a visit to the Douro Valley? This...

Picasso’s “Guernica”  

Watching the recent events in Afghanistan unfold in the headlines, I’ve been thinking about how important it is to humanize far-away tragic events — and the unique ability of artists to do so.  Picasso’s monumental painting “Guernica” — more than 25 feet wide — is a powerful example of this. It’s not only...

London Pass Review — Is the London Pass Worth It?

London is a bit of an oddity when compared to other major European cities — its world-class government-funded museums are free but other attractions are shockingly expensive. Because of this, the London Pass can...

Cats of Athens

Athens is probably the first city in Europe, where we’ve seen the many stray cats belonging to the entire community. Lounging on an ancient pillar, looking out from the Parthenon or sleeping in the...

Siena: Italy’s Medieval Soul

I believe a regular dose of travel dreaming can be good for the soul. Stow away with me to Siena, Italy, in this excerpt from my book For the Love of Europe, a collection...

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