Anyone wishing to see authentic gold mining towns should visit Cripple Creek. Casinos and tourism helped to keep it from becoming a ghost town. Please enjoy the pictures and videos below.
Here's a journal of my summer trip from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry, including resources and information to help you plan your own expedition across the Baltic sea.
Here's a look at the challenges, new experiences, and beauty of my stay on a small farm in rural Thailand, and why I highly recommended taking a similar trip of your own.
I am 66 this year, and I am WWOOFing in Dorset. WWOOFing you ask? Is that something to do with regression and dogs? No. I haven't gone mad (yet). WWOOFing is an acronym for “Willing Workers On Organic Farms." Learn about my experience here.
A few hours by train from Florence, this 'City of Artists' is a Tuscan gem seemingly known to only a few tourists. Although Tuscany boasts many famous places, it also abounds with villages and towns worth a detour to discover, especially in the heat of summer when the rest of Italy is over-crowded.
My wife recently witnessed a once-in-a-decade blooming of an Amorphophallus Titanum (or Corpse Plant) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. It is a beautiful flower, but it smells like rotting meat...
In 1999, I decided it was time to fulfill a longtime wish of mine—that of walking on the Great Wall of China. I'm so glad I did, as it was the experience of a lifetime. Here is some of that journey.
Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific. These romantic words conjure images of mysterious islands and an idyllic paradise bathed by the sun and lost in an emerald sea—an image not too far from the truth.
Boston, a city of tremendous historic significance and modern delights, was on my calendar of coming events, but how is it possible to see all of this city in one day? Here is what I did.
Back in the "strike-it-rich" days of the 1800s, prospectors put the scenic setting of Georgetown, Colorado on the map. Today, visitors are still lured there for its beauty as well as the casinos hoping to take home their own load of silver! Read on for a brief history and photo tour of Georgetown.
During our time in Tunica, we stayed at several casinos and hotels, which made this trip a fun but fragmented one. Read on to find out which was our favorite and why.
Nestled high in the Arkansas Ozarks near the Missouri border is a small crystal cathedral. Despite its diminutive size, the chapel is world-famous, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. You are cordially invited to visit my state and drink in its beauty.
While visiting my sister in San Antonio, we made a trip to the hill country and visited LBJ's Texas White House. It was fascinating!
In June 2018, my Thai family and I had an enjoyable outing at a mountain reservoir lake in the Loei area of Thailand. For two or three fun-packed hours, we rented a bamboo raft that was towed to the middle of the lake. Then the real enjoyment began.
We were lucky enough to be in Minorca for the flower festivals in 2017 and 2018, but it wasn't until our second visit that we learned what the festival was really all about!