Ann’s Hamburg

Ann’s Hamburg

Did you know Hamburg, Germany has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined? In June I spent a splendid 2 days in this scenic, modern and efficient port city. Because it was a familiarization trip for a small number of individuals in the travel industry, the objective was to see as much as we could in…

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Yumiko’s Greece Highlights

Greece in 15 days, traveling through Athens, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Mykonos and Santorini Lots of History Lots of Byzantine art Lots of Sunshine Lots of Wine Lots of nap time 1000+ photos

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Ann’s Warsaw

Warsaw was my favorite city we visited on the Baltic Region fam trip I took in June 2014. It’s a city that tourists may leave out of their itineraries and swap it instead for a visit to iconic Krakow and its lively, young crowds and international recognition as a popular destination. I felt that the city of…

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Yumiko’s Italy Highlights

Venice-Florence-Siena-San Gimignano-Volterra-Montepulciano-Assisi-Rome Heaven for Art History Addict Lots of Wine Lots of Sunshine Lots of Bellini Lots of zucchini flowers and carciofi all a giuda Lots of amatriciana Best risotto in my life Florence Duomo – by Vasari (who admired Michalangelo) Uffizi Gallery – the ceiling and “portraits of the friends of the Medicis” are the…

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Yumiko’s Top 10 London Highlights

10. Get up really early –walk along the Thames at sun rise.  The Glittering City will welcome you 9. Walk around Spitalfields and Shoreditch area – Where it used to be the grimy East End is not the hipcenter-central of London 8. Walk around Camden neighborhood (home of The Worlds End Camden).  Now you can…

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France Trip 2012

France Trip 2012                                      We arrived in Paris (earlier than scheduled!) and immediately took the RER to Gare du Nord, transferred via the Metro to Gare de Lyon, and took the TGV to Dijon, the capital city of…

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Top 10 Adventures in Buenos Aires, Argentina

10. Gawking at the brightly painted homes of La Boca as you browse the street vendors 9. Visiting the famous Recoleta Cemetary where Evita and other famous Argentines are buried 8. Congratulating yourself for not having to drive on the 12 lanes of traffic on 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest street in the city…

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Yumiko’s Top 10 Tokyo Highlights

10. Get up really early — go to the Tsukiji Fish Market (the largest fish market in the world) — grab breakfast with fishmongers; they will tell you what’s best that day 9. Walk around the Akihabara “Electronics” town in Tokyo — check out the latest and most advanced electronics on the market; you will…

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Sheri’s Top 10 Hawaiian Highlights

10. The wonderful smell of tropical flowers in the air and warm trade winds 9. Being pampered by the pool attendants at the Halekulani on Oahu 8. Leonard’s Malasadas and the fabulous shrimp trucks on Oahu 7. Waimea Canyon on Kauai: “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific“ 6. The road to Hana on Maui: 617…

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Joy’s Top 10 Highlights of New Zealand

10. Bungee jumping over scenic Lake Taupo TWICE! 9. Digging sand “hot tubs” at Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula–our tubs were heated naturally by the thermal activity underground! 8. Blackwater rafting in the Waitomo caves with the glowworms – just as whacky as it sounds! 7. Zorbing in Rotorua – look it up…

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