28 Things to Do and See in Rome

The Temple of Saturn is the iconic ruin the the Roman Forum. When you think of things to do in Rome, keep one main thing in mind. Rome is the capital city of [...]

The Erotic Art of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Bacchus and his wine serving helpers often got the party started in the salon. The buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, not surprisingly, contained a lot of erotic art. Luckily, since the cities [...]

By | 2018-03-11T18:59:12+00:00 February 26, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |12 Comments

Travel Trends: Takeaways from the New York Times Travel Show

We love our train vistas. The annual late January New York Times Travel Show, with its parade of travel trends, comes around at just the right time of year. Like most Americans at [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain

This is a list of all the Unesco World Heritage sites in Spain, with links to posts about the ones we have visited and photographed.

2017: The Year in Photos

The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only one we hadn't been to [...]

Tunica County and the Mississippi Delta Blues

Mississippi Delta Blues mural naming the musicians' hometowns in Mississippi. Thanks to Central BarBQ in Memphis. On an unplanned swing south into Mississippi from Memphis, we drove around as you might walk around [...]

Marais Mansions of Paris: A neighborhood walking tour

An architectural trail through the historic Marais neighborhood of Paris. It’s not that the Marais neighborhood of Paris is new or anything. Its heyday was from the 16-18th Centuries. But for being so [...]

By | 2018-03-11T20:39:46+00:00 August 28, 2017|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, France, History Travel|Tags: , |7 Comments

Viking’s Rhine River Cruise Top Shore Excursions

Along the middle Rhine River, great views from our Viking Rhine River cruise ship. In May this year we sailed a Rhine River cruise from Basel, Switzerland, north to Amsterdam with Viking River [...]

Berlin Arts Walk with Context

Considering Germany's history of lens and camera craftsmanship, it's not surprising to find great photography galleries in Berlin. Berlin’s a city begging to be recognized for something other than its cold war history. [...]

By | 2018-03-08T15:48:44+00:00 June 21, 2017|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, Germany|Tags: , , |10 Comments

What’s New in Florence Museums?

Changing exhibits, illuminated texts, mummy hands, and musical instruments are just some of our new discoveries in Florence. I never feel like I've seen it all, and I never feel like leaving this ever-evolving city.