Monthly Archives: October 2017

Chasing Dracula: Bran Castle in Transylvania

Bran Castle makes a strong impression as soon as you see it. Ominous and imposing, the Medieval castle sits on top of a steep hill in eastern Transylvania, surrounded by dark forests at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. It looks

Chasing Dracula: Bran Castle in Transylvania

Bran Castle makes a strong impression as soon as you see it. Ominous and imposing, the Medieval castle sits on top of a steep hill in eastern Transylvania, surrounded by dark forests at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. It looks

Kotka Maritime Festival

Finland’s largest urban festival is a joyful celebration that takes over the entire shoreline and downtown area of Kotka, located just about an hour away from the capital, Helsinki. The Maritime Festival is a peculiar combination of big war vessels,

Kotka Maritime Festival

Finland’s largest urban festival is a joyful celebration that takes over the entire shoreline and downtown area of Kotka, located just about an hour away from the capital, Helsinki. The Maritime Festival is a peculiar combination of big war vessels,

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On the Go in Greenwich Village

New York City is full of beauty, if you know where to look. Tucked at the southwestern edge of Manhattan is arguably one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the city – or any city – Greenwich Village. Even though it

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On the Go in Greenwich Village

New York City is full of beauty, if you know where to look. Tucked at the southwestern edge of Manhattan is arguably one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the city – or any city – Greenwich Village. Even though it

Les Tuileries

I recently read an interesting article about the history of Le Tuileries. It was a sprawling story of a grand royal palace that is no more. Formerly home to Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte, Palais de Touleries was completely destroyed by arson

Les Tuileries

I recently read an interesting article about the history of Le Tuileries. It was a sprawling story of a grand royal palace that is no more. Formerly home to Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte, Palais de Touleries was completely destroyed by arson

Hong Kong: The City Where the Wind Makes Music

Hong Kong is unique and memorable in every way. There’s nothing quite like it. The streets look different, the buildings weird. The food tastes odd and the air smells strange. And all of it is tightly lodged in my mind. There’s

Hong Kong: The City Where the Wind Makes Music

Hong Kong is unique and memorable in every way. There’s nothing quite like it. The streets look different, the buildings weird. The food tastes odd and the air smells strange. And all of it is tightly lodged in my mind. There’s

Allas Sea Pool: A Helsinki Hotspot

Allas Sea Pool is a relatively new addition to Helsinki’s seaside scene, but it has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors. It’s an incredible place to lounge by the pool or just sit back with a good cocktail and

Allas Sea Pool: A Helsinki Hotspot

Allas Sea Pool is a relatively new addition to Helsinki’s seaside scene, but it has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors. It’s an incredible place to lounge by the pool or just sit back with a good cocktail and