Spooky Places from around the World to visit for Halloween

The world can be a scary place at times.  Some places are just scarier than others.  Deep below the surface of history and a world of dark and disturbing comes to light.  Many of these dark events have left a mark on the site they happened.  These spooky places have been collected from around the world.  From haunted house to sites of great tragedy to spooky nature this list has it all. Continue Reading . . .

A private viewing of the Brandenburg Gate

There is a chill in the air as I exit the subway station.  First order of business is to find a coffee shop for breakfast. I found that I picked places I could just point at pastries since I couldn’t read the signs. I ordered a nice pastry filled with berry compote and hot tea.  I had a quarter mile walk through the streets of Berlin before I arrived at my destination, the historic Brandenburg Gate of Berlin, Germany. Continue Reading . . .

15 Traveler Regrets About Hometown Attractions

There is a world of things, attractions, and places to visit.  During college, I started to notice a trend.  Many people have traveled far and wide and yet haven’t done the traditional activities that are their hometown attractions. I attended college in Florida and many of my classmates hadn’t been to Disney or Kennedy Space Center.  I couldn’t believe that they grew up a couple of hours from the site and had never been.  Although it’s not like, I am innocent in this either. Continue Reading . . .

Walking Along the East Side Gallery at the Berlin Wall


I stand in front of the colorful graffiti wall of the East Side Gallery.  I am far too young to remember the day the Berlin Wall fell.  I was born can only imagine the feelings of East and West Berlin as the city was reunited for the first time since World War II.  It was a symbol of the Iron Curtain between the Capitalistic West and Socialistic/Communist East. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – A visit to Neuschwanstein Castle

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, Germany.  I looked at going by myself but found that it was cheaper to take the tour down there.  I decided to take the Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich.  I meet my tour guide at the train station in Munich.  The guide named David handled all the transportation and tickets to Neuschwanstein. Continue Reading . . .