• Pie-eyed for Pizza: A Love Story

    “I could eat pizza seven days a week.” The sentence grabbed me, but I couldn’t decide whether that was a good thing or a bad thing. It was on a site where few sentences grabbed me: Match.com. I … [Read More]

    Pie-eyed for Pizza: A Love Story
  • Patrick Smith: Airline Pilot and Author

    For those who travel often for business or pleasure - airports and planes are an integral part of our lives. Entire online communities have been formed around the airplane - FlyerTalk is the perfect … [Read More]

    Patrick Smith: Airline Pilot and Author
  • Visiting Iguazu Falls

    The Iguazu Waterfalls are among the most amazing waterfalls on the planet. Do not underestimate the time you need here - allow at least 1/2 day for the Brazilian side and at minimum a full day for the … [Read More]

    Visiting Iguazu Falls
  • Afghanistan: Some children only live to beg

    The day before it started snowing in Kabul, the shopkeepers had the wooden snow shovels out for sale, knowing that they would come in handy. And it snowed with a vengeance, massive flakes the size of … [Read More]

    Afghanistan: Some children only live to beg
  • Visiting Trinidad in the West Indies: Short Notes

    Flights to the Island arrive at POS (not the most politically correct airport code in the world) but it stands for Port of Spain. On a good day (without traffic) it takes about 30 minutes from the … [Read More]

    Visiting Trinidad in the West Indies: Short Notes
  • LA Gang Tours

    LA Gang Tours offers tours into the heart of the Los Angeles gangland territory - places you normally wouldn't think to visit: Skid Row, South Central & Watts and Compton. This unique organization is … [Read More]

    LA Gang Tours
  • New Orleans

    Welcome to Southern Louisiana! Or if you prefer, Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll). Here, in the "south" the people are friendly, the food is amazing and music is an ingrained … [Read More]

    New Orleans
  • A slice of Venice in Oakland

    I've lived in the Bay Area, in northern California, since I was a kid, but have rarely had a reason to visit Oakland over the years. Oakland often evokes images of a poverty ridden, perhaps even a … [Read More]

    A slice of Venice in Oakland
  • Greenland – The World’s Coolest Place

    Leaving the comfort of blue skies at 37,000 feet, above a thick cloud layer, we started our slow descent down into Greenland. It was hard to believe that we were actually stopping in Greenland, a … [Read More]

    Greenland – The World’s Coolest Place
  • Two donkeys lost in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

    Among those who come to Africa to join a safari, the holy grail of animal tracking is the so called 'Big Five'. Originally coined by the big game hunters of days long past, it comprises the lion, … [Read More]

    Two donkeys lost in South Africa’s Kruger National Park
  • Undiscovered Brunei

    Brunei Darussalam (meaning an Abode of Peace) is a country that one often cannot even locate on the world map. When I told friends I was coming to Brunei one said "oh, why don't you also visit India … [Read More]

    Undiscovered Brunei
  • Los Angeles, CA – Museums

    We have personally visited & reviewed the following Los Angeles museums. We are often in the City of Angels, therefore this section is continuously updated with new and updated reviews as time … [Read More]

    Los Angeles, CA – Museums
  • Unusual, Odd, Uncomfortable or Unique Stays

    Recently I spent a miserable night on the island of Trinidad in a hot vehicle parked in the rainforest with the windows cracked to get some air while fighting a random assortment of biting flying … [Read More]

    Unusual, Odd, Uncomfortable or Unique Stays
  • Hollywood’s Latest Studio Attraction

    The Jeff Probst Show is one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood right now - and for good reason. While no stranger to television, this is five time Emmy award winner Jeff's first television talk show. … [Read More]

    Hollywood’s Latest Studio Attraction
  • Pittsburgh Weekend Getaway

    The steel industry vacated Pittsburgh starting in the mid 1980's and by the mid 90's had almost entirely disappeared. With a hold on the industry of Pittsburgh for such a long time the loss of the … [Read More]

    Pittsburgh Weekend Getaway

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Great Barrier Reef Capsizing &...

I have been to Queensland several times over the years but each time I've never had the chance to … [More]

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Owners, Fiona and Matteo Carboni
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Benvenuti a casa carboni! You open their door and are warmly greeted by the owners of this fine … [More]

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Guadalajara, Mexico

This is the 3rd in a series of five travel articles written about select locations in Mexico. These … [More]

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Doug Lansky: Travel Writer + Speaker

We first heard about Doug's travel adventures a number of years ago through his "Signspotting" … [More]

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Press Releases

Saudia Inaugurates Services at LAX,...

(Los Angeles, California – April, 2014) Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the flag carrier airline of … [More]

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Highlight of the Month

Victoria Falls - April 2014

Victoria Falls is best seen from both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river. The Victoria Falls … [More]

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Book Reviews

How to Barter for Paradise

How to Barter for Paradise by Michael Wigge Michael Wigge, the man from Germany who pushes the … [More]

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Travel Products

Bluffworks New Generation of Pants

Bluffworks founder Stefan Loble recently reached out to me indicating he had released the next … [More]

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