The trip was far too short but the fact of the matter is, it was longer and further than most people will ever travel. I circumnavigated the globe in 42 days – leaving Hawaii for Australia, then Bali in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Morocco, France, Iceland, New York City and now back to…
The Museum of the Future in Dubai – A Journey to my 100th Year
Since February 2nd of 2022 (2/2/22), Dubai’s new Museum of the Future has been welcoming guests to the world of 2071. Construction of what might be the most beautiful building in the world took a little over six years and as to what lays inside – we could quite rightly say that it took fifty…
A Lit-Nerd Road Trip Adventure through the Beautiful Northeast USA
If you are a nerd like me, pack up the car and embark on the great American road trip to discover the great American novel!
Wonderful Alberta: Breakfast with Dinosaurs and Lunch in the Wild West
Drumheller in Alberta, Canada is the best place in the world according to guest writer Esther Amis-Hughes
Half Bed and Torture Devices at Rembrandt House
In Rembrandt’s time, people believed that sleeping on your back could induce death. They feared that if they were not upright they’d literally lose there breath and suffocate before morning.
Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Museum
Tesla himself was a U.S. citizen and died in New York City where he was working on a way to create ‘free energy’ which conspiracy theorists believe was sabotaged by the electricity companies.
A Visit with Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Gardens – A Highway 101 Roadside Attraction
Since 1955, drivers on Highway 101 along the Southern Oregon Coast have been able to walk among the dinosarus (23 if I counted correctly) at the Prehistoric Gardens between Gold Beach and Port Orford, Oregon. Being a road-side-attraction-junkie, I thought it important to bring my family there too. I assured Hanane and Sophia that the…
Sheet Music & Toilet Seat Art – 13 of Bologna’s Offbeat Museums
when I began lifting the lids to see the symbols painted under them, a very upset guard began yelling at me in Italian and then followed me the rest of the way through the museum – my contention is that there was art under the seats, so obviously the artist intended it to be seen!
The Vatican Museums – Three Paintings Out of Hundreds Not to Miss
When you are in Rome, whether it’s for a day or a week, one thing you have to do is visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
Ephesus Efes – Classical Mediterranean City – Swelled with Tourists
People have been living cities in this area for about 8000 years. At about 1050 BC, it was a port city for the Greeks called Apasas. In about 300 BC, one of Alexander the Great’s generals changed it to Ephesus. For the Roman’s it was the capital city of the state of Asia. It was founded as a city dedicated to the Goddess Artemis who represented hunting and the moon. The Romans called her Diana. Ephesus stopped being a port city when the sea receded about 600 AD. The city was also controlled by the Persians during its long history.