No trip up (or down) the Oregon Coast is complete without a stop in Tillamook, Oregon. While we haven’t had the opportunity to do all the fun things Tillamook (the town) offers, we stop every time at the Tillamook Cheese Factory – the tour through is fascinating – even if you know how cheese is…
Art Not To Miss at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
I originally published this back in January 2009 upon the eve of my departure from the United States. I was reminded of it when I met a guy in San Marino who voiced roughly the same opinions. I’d forgotten that I had taken such awesome photos of the art and as we wait for my wife’s visa to be approved so we can go back to the United States, I’m still looking for my shire. It’s not Morocco. Maybe I can find it by going home again…I hope so.
The Paris Catacombs – 6 Million Human Skeletons Up Close
When people began to get sick in Paris in the late 1700s, they did the natural thing – dig up all the 6 million corpses and artistically arrange them in an abandoned stone quarry under the city.
5 Fun Family Activities in Istanbul – Turkey with Kids!
Istanbul may not be the first place you think of to take a family vacation, but the city that bridges two continents is an extraordinary place to take a family vacation. While there may not be an Istanbul Disneyland (yet!), the city abounds with activities that are worthy of inclusion in any magic kingdom. Fishtanbul!…
Santa Claus – Extraordinary World Traveler Vagabond
Earlier this year, before her 1st birthday, my daughter had the opportunity to visit the real home of Santa Claus.
7 Offbeat Adventures in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I did more than just drink beer and watch whores, I also saw some very cool places and attractions you might not have come across.
Mummified Love in Andong, South Korea
The story of an ancient Korean mummy and his heartbroken wife hit me hard as I traveled and thought of my wife at home, pregnant with our first child.
Belgrade, Serbia – The Scars Remained but the Beauty Shined Through
Belgrade is more than a gritty city filled with bad graffiti and dog turds.
Visiting the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor
High on the list of many visitors to Honolulu, Hawaii is the chance to visit the USS Missouri, the last of the great American battleships – which is permanently anchored as an attraction at Pearl Harbor as part of the Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The ‘Mighty Mo’ was the last American battleship commissioned (1944)…
The Istanbul Archaeology Museum and the Basilica Cistern – Slideshow Saturday
Hanane and I decided to head back to Sultanahmet to see some of Istanbul and Turkey’s ancient history. Our first stop was the Istanbul Archaeology Museum which is located near the Topkapi Palace inside Gulhane Park. The museum has more than a million objects in its collections many of them from Byzantine, Greek, Roman, and even earlier civilizations.