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”

Visiting Helen, Georgia

A Dying Town That Saved Itself On the surface it’s difficult to believe but Helen is the third most-visited town in Georgia, with Atlanta number one and Savannah two. Even more difficult to believe for a population of less than 1,000 people! A town in Indian country and part of America’s second gold rush, HelenContinue reading “Visiting Helen, Georgia”

Todays Featured Poster • Normandy Beaches

Sunset at a very special beach. Erected in the surf at the invasion beach designated Omaha, this memorial is dedicated to the allied soldiers who stormed the beaches on June 6th, 1944 in Normandy France. Still today it remains the single largest seaborne assault ever, involving 156,000 soldiers being put ashore that day along withContinue reading “Todays Featured Poster • Normandy Beaches”

Less Well Known Attractions in Florida

A Few Small Museums and Attractions Well Worth the Time There was a time when small roadside attractions where the highlight of family road-trips. While they have been overshadowed by the mega-parks and major resorts, there are still a number of roadside gems that you should explore – amazing little pieces of history encased inContinue reading “Less Well Known Attractions in Florida”

The Legend Of RMS Titanic

Places Keeping The Legend Alive… In the annals of travel there have been a number of great tragedies. Also on that list are a number of ocean liner disasters. One tragedy seems to be a true legend that stands out from all the rest. The sinking of The White Star Lines RMS Titanic. After moreContinue reading “The Legend Of RMS Titanic”

The Knights Hall Of Akko Israel

The Knights Fortifications Of Acre, Israel On the Mediterranean coast in Israel is the city of Acre and within the city is a quarter square mile site known as Old Akka. Beginning in the 12th century, Akka became the stronghold of Christian Crusaders in the Holy Land. In building their fortress the knights dug tunnels,Continue reading “The Knights Hall Of Akko Israel”