Europe

Europe

Iceland: Vikings! and Democracy

As an American I never really investigated my Swedish/Norwegian/UK heritage.That all changed after a spur of the moment decision to fly to Iceland for a...

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Magical Yosemite in Winter

Wandering the crystalline kingdom that is Yosemite National Park in the deep winter, I came across historical sites, wildlife, and cozy spots to warm my toes...

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Spanish Heritage in Santa Barbara

As a teenager, I stayed with my girlfriend, Martha, and her family in Santa Barbara in the summertime. Every morning, we spent hours doing our hair, putting...

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SURPRISE! I’M MOVING TO PARIS

Ever since I first set eyes upon it, I’ve wanted to move to Paris. It was everything I’ve imagined it to be. A city that oozed sophistication and history...

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SURPRISE! I’M MOVING TO PARIS

Ever since I first set eyes upon it, I’ve wanted to move to Paris. It was everything I’ve imagined it to be. A city that oozed sophistication and history...

Europe

THE BEST RUIN BARS OF BUDAPEST

One of the upsides to being an independent writer is that I’m my own boss. There are no deadlines, no one to pester me, and no outside burdens. I get to...

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HOW TO SPEND FOUR DAYS IN PRAGUE

Prague is a destination that always seems to be in vogue.
It’s been on the tourist map for decades, and the crowds show no signs of abating, especially as...

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THE BEST RUIN BARS OF BUDAPEST

One of the upsides to being an independent writer is that I’m my own boss. There are no deadlines, no one to pester me, and no outside burdens. I get to...

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HANGING OUT IN OXFORD

Oxford, founded sometime during the ninth century, expanded during the Middle Ages as a center for learning—first for theology, then medicine, and then law...

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THE SATURDAY CITY: VANCOUVER

Located in British Columbia, Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada and the third-largest in all of Canada. It is known for its natural beauty, as it...