The old quarter of Como Italy

Staying in Lake Como

by Michael on August 18, 2016

Lake Como in northern Italy is one of the most gorgeous places in the world; which helps explain why celebrities like actor George Clooney live in villas overlooking its aquamarine waters with the Alps forming a snow-capped backdrop. The lake itself is shaped like an upside-down “Y” with its namesake town of Como located at […]


Free things to do in Phnom Penh palace grounds

7 free things to do in Phnom Penh

by Guest on August 17, 2016

From guest writer Pete Vrouvas ~ Phnom Penh is a wild city in Southeast Asia in which to wander around and get lost. At first, walking the streets can be overwhelming with the tuk tuks swirling around; but once you settle in, it is an amazing city to explore. As a budget traveler, I always […]


Yellowstone Park buffalo closeup

Visiting Yellowstone in the Fall

by Michael on August 11, 2016

It was the summer of 1969 and, as Old Faithful was about to send its regular timed flume of scalding hot water about 140 feet into the air for a spectacular sunset performance, the crowds gathered in hushed anticipation. The geyser had been doing so like clockwork for eons and was one of the main […]

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During a nighttime stroll, we had become lost in the dimly lit, maze-like streets of old Saigon. A series of turns led us into a narrow alley whose sole purpose seemed to be connecting to other alleys. The winding streets felt as though laid out by a two-year-old chasing a kitten. Locals, cooking their dinner […]

Crete beach view

Six wonderful things to do in Crete

by Michael on July 10, 2016

Greece is known for its sun-drenched, historically significant islands. But perhaps the most famous and popular is the large island of Crete, a varied, culturally captivating destination that in ancient Greek mythology was the birthplace of Zeus. Book a holiday here and you’ll find so much to see and do — here are six fantastic […]


I’ve spent a major chunk of the last two years dragging Larissa around the country visiting car museums and auto attractions.  During that time, I’ve branched out from my travel writing about road trips for the Philadelphia Inquirer to writing articles about car museums for Hemmings Motor News, 


Hidden sights in London York Watergate

7 rather odd hidden sights in London

by Michael on June 5, 2016

London is a fascinating city filled with history. From its official naming in the Roman era to its bustling streets today, the city has always been important to England.. We’ve already written about free things to do in London, and are now revealing many unusual attractions and historical sites that you can visit there. (Many of which […]


Nevada's Loneliest Road: a desolate but beautiful 2-lane highway that passes through 7 mountain ranges and high desert plateaus

Driving the Loneliest Road in America

by Michael on April 22, 2016

When we first heard about driving the Loneliest Road in America—otherwise known as U.S. Highway 50—that crosses the barren hinterlands of central Nevada, we were intrigued. In a 1986 article for Life Magazine, the American Automobile Association had this to day about it: “There are no points of interest. We don’t recommend it. We warn all […]


Despite the fact that ancient history in North Korea goes back more than 4,000 years the country’s rich culture is often masked by current events. It seems that we can’t go more than a few weeks without news of saber rattling from the current regime about missiles, nukes or some other threat. During our visit […]

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The Venetian resort town of Bibione is a beautiful destination for a beach getaway. The gold sand beach hugs the crystal clear waters of the upper Adriatic Sea, providing a lush backdrop for a sun and surf vacation. The beach has been awarded the coveted “Blue Flag,” an award given to beaches that are managed […]

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