Nine things to know about the stairs up the Eiffel Tower (and other helpful tips)

Paris, France, the City of Lights and the City of Love. It is the home of many famous landmarks. The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, and last but not least the Eiffel Tower. Instantly recognizable by most of the world population. This landmark was built to the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair). No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is located in the 7th of Paris Arrondissements. Continue Reading . . .

Walking to the Camp – The Dachau Path of Remembrance

Dachau.  Until the Nazi’s takeover of Germany, it was a small town with an artist colony.  In 1933, the Nazi’s would forever link Dachau with their reign of terror.  Dachau was more than a concentration camp.   It was the master plan for all other concentration camps.   Like many visitors to Dachau, I arrived via the U-Bahn train station from the city of Munich.  I was then planning on taking a bus to the camp. Continue Reading . . .

5 Stars in the Desert – Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

After ten long weeks of training in the United Arab Emirates, I should have been sick of the desert and the heat.  I had six days of vacation and could go anywhere in the world.  I selected to stay in the UAE and finish exploring the country.  Originally, I had planned to spend all six days in Dubai.  But after a weekend in Dubai during my training, I had done most everything on the Dubai to-do list.  I started looking for something else to do in the UAE.  I came across the Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort. Continue Reading . . .

Hiking to Cocora’s Acaime Natural Reserve

The feeder is currently empty, but I know with a little patience, I am sure I will be rewarded.  I quietly unpack my camera gear and set up my tripod.  Out of the corner of my eye, I see a blue streak fly by. Gotta!  There goes the reason I hike the Valley of Cocora and the Acaime Natural Reserve. Continue Reading . . .