Love Locks Continue To Spread

Is It A Statement of Love or Vandalism? A SHORT STORY We weren’t aware of love locks before about a decade ago but recently as we travel we often come across collections of padlocks attached to bridges, fences and other public structures. It wasn’t difficult to figure out what was going on by all theContinue reading “Love Locks Continue To Spread”

Marksburg Castle, Germany

Standing above the town of Braubach, Germany on the banks of the Rhine, is Marksburg Castle, an imposing and historic fortification. The castle was erected to defend the surrounding countryside but also to control the trade that passed through the region on the Rhine river. Of the over three dozen castles along the river, MarksburgContinue reading “Marksburg Castle, Germany”

Liberty Ships – Little Pieces of History

Above The USS Alstede 1965 Get to Know Some Old Liberty Ships There are ships that, having been retired (decommissioned) are now serving as living history museums dotted around the U.S. and the world. There are ships like the aircraft carrier Intrepid a Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. The submarine USSContinue reading “Liberty Ships – Little Pieces of History”

Geography Trivia

You probably wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t an avid traveler so here’s a fun diversion with some interesting observations involving world geography and records. U.S. Coastlines More than half of the coastline of the entireUnited States is in Alaska. 33,903 miles Number two is Florida at 13,576 miles and Louisiana is three atContinue reading “Geography Trivia”

Dubrovnik, Croatia & the Game of Thrones

The Old City of Dubrovnik is where much of Game of Thrones was filmed and that has greatly added to the appeal of this already popular tourist destination. A short walk thru this town quickly shows why it was selected as a backdrop for this popular HBO series. Scenes from the show take in theContinue reading “Dubrovnik, Croatia & the Game of Thrones”

Budapest, Hungary

Don’t Miss An Opportunity To Visit Budapest We can’t say enough about Budapest. It’s a beautiful place and it’s easy to get around in with an efficient and extensive public transportation system. The heart of the city is the Danube River with its banks adorned with magnificent buildings from the Parliament building to Buda Castle,Continue reading “Budapest, Hungary”

Montserrat Mountain, Spain

An Easy Day Trip From Barcelona A short trip out of Barcelona, Spain is to the mountain of Montserrat. It is a mountain famous for rock climbing, great hiking trails, grand vistas and is a religious site with a Basilica, monastery, convents and a number of shrines. Getting To The Mountain From Barcelona From BarcelonaContinue reading “Montserrat Mountain, Spain”

Celebrating The Age Of Railroads In Florida

America owes much of what it has gained on the railroads. From the age of steam and the laying of tracks from coast to coast the United States became a great unified nation. Today there are people who are dedicated to keeping the American railroad story alive. In Florida there are five railroad museums worthyContinue reading “Celebrating The Age Of Railroads In Florida”

Cruise Life Magazine Vol. 2 No. 10

The Acropolis, Athens And Its Port City In This Issue Ancient Athens, Democracies Birthplace Rising up out of the center of Athens, Greece is the Acropolis. It sits atop a rock formation that rises 490 ft above the sea with a semi-flat surface that covers an area of about 7.4 acres. Considering its size it’sContinue reading “Cruise Life Magazine Vol. 2 No. 10”

Growing Up In Washington

I was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in the suburbs. I moved away several times and ended up moving back twice – both times because of job transfers. I left for good about 45 years ago and have never thought of returning. Too expensive, political and government oriented. These images are from backContinue reading “Growing Up In Washington”