Be local

Go local! We have heard it said, but what does that mean to you right now. If you are sitting at a desk not doing work you should be or sitting by a pool on a far away island you can find what is off the beaten tourist path of chain stores and malls if…

Melbourne, Australia Chinatown vibes

The Chinatown in Melbourne Australia in the central business district and is home to places of business, worships, and restaurants for the home of the longest continuous Chinese settlement. The Chinese originally came for the Australian gold rush and stayed for a new life. This small section of Melbourne is home to the Chinese’s New…

Florence

The colors in Florence is one of my favorite things about this city. Incredible detail from floor to breathtaking ceiling. After a long warm afternoon, I treated myself to a nice pasta dinner. It was so delicious that in my haste I forgot to take a photo. I did, however, get a photo of my…

Hello Berlin

Berlin may bring up mixed thoughts and feelings upon hearing the name, but the city has grown to be a cultural and artistic hotspot. The Holocaust Memorial is a maze of different sized columns numbering 2711 in all. The artist meant for the memorial to be confusing and disorienting. It is not taken kindly if…

The water world of Venice

When I finally got away from the crowds of tourists I found hidden alleys and secret cafes with very strong coffee. I came over the bridge to the multiple islands of Venice by train and stepping into a madhouse. I checked my backpack at the Santa Lucia rail station for the day and made it…

Széchenyi thermal bath

What an amazing place to spend all day relaxing. There is no need to leave for lunch either, they have it covered with local favorites such as hearty goulash. On walking in the grand entrance you will come to the ticket and information area where you get a ticket with either locker use or cabin…

Preparing to traveling solo

People like to tell you just do it, and while that may be true, it’s more like just do it over and over. Before you buy a one-way ticket there is much planning to be done of course. Budgeting and planning a route is important, I didn’t spend more than a day planning a budget…

Sun or rain in Sydney

Big city Sydney is always photogenic. I came and went through Sydney multiple times and was never sick of the city and always found places to explore. I started most of my days at the Central train station shown above. A perfect hub to be staying with plenty of stores and shops. By “shops and…