Ever wonder why Charleston has false front doors on many of the houses in the historic district? Or a better question, has anyone ever noticed? On my quest for the truth, I asked young and old alike, and finally found resolution with a kind lady at […]
Most RTWers think of everything they would need for a 6 or 12 month journey, the visas, plane tickets, what to pack, cameras, etc. They think of everything except how to deal with the people they will be traveling with or interacting with the people they […]
While $9 may seem like a lot or nothing according to the travel style you have perfected, it is a reasonable sum to spend for night’s lodging and food for one day in San Pedro, Guatemala. Every country has those towns that are amazingly beautiful and […]
As you plan your RTW whirlwind tour, eventually comes the time to create your country dream wish. While every young traveler would love to see all 195 countries in one go, probably more logical to breaker up your 12-months into bite size pieces. 1st, start deciding […]
Ok, the hard part is behind you, you decided for a ‘anywhere but here’ attitude. Now comes the planning. First on that mental checklist is in fact a checklist. This is your security blanket as you prepare to justify to yourself and everyone else, that you […]
Where did all the communist tributes to the masters and people of the Soviet Empire go after the wall? Statue Park outside of Budapest, of course. This is a treasure trove of Communism past. You can see all the movers and shakers of a fallen era, […]
One of the best museums in Berlin and definitely the only one I know of to give you insight into the daily lives of former East Berliners is the DDR museum. This gem is tucked away on Museum Island among a vast array of establishments museums. […]
Poland is a cultural landscape of past and present. The most alarming signs of the recent past are most evident in it’s capital city Warsaw. Smack in the middle of the center city is the palace of Culture and Science, a monstrosity of a building given […]
Clothes, clothes, clothes as far as the eye can see. Vietnam is known for a lot, war, textiles, communism, and now, hand tailored clothing. Who needs that inferior pret-a-porter when you can have luxurious cut to fit you frocks? Oh, did I mention that it is […]
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