Without a Plan ~ Winter Road Trip in Iceland

A cold wind slams into me as I walk out the Keflavik International Airport. I am actually in Iceland and it’s early February. I unlock my rental car and program my Reykjavik hostel into my GPS unit. I have my hostel for tonight book and have to return the rental car in two and half weeks. I am about to embark on a winter road trip in Iceland without a plan. I have a 10 item bucket list of things I want to do. Continue Reading . . .

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 . . .

Photo Thursday – Viewing the Garden of the Gods

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels.  Today’s Photo Thursday is of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Just a few miles from my office, these sandstone rock formations were a favorite evening activity during my summer in Colorado Springs.  This photo was taken on the 24 June 2012.  I remember the date due to the fact that it was the day that the Waldo Canyon Fire came over the ridge into Colorado Springs.  They had closed the Garden of the Gods due to the fire so we were sitting at the overlook above the Garden watching the smoke. Continue Reading . . .

Photo Thursday – Watching the waves on Grand Turk

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Watching the waves on Grand Turk

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels.  Today’s Photo Thursday is from the island of Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands.  It was a windy day so the waves were large.  My family and I hiked out past the lighthouse on the northern tip of the island.  As we approached the end of the trail, we were greeted with this view of the coastline and sea.  This short trail is located just past the island’s lighthouse. 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 . . .