Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

24 hours in Venice, Italy was not long enough.  I mean you can wander around the streets and capture stunning photos, but I am talking about the lack of time in finding THE best Italian pasta, and wine. Has anyone ever seen the 1954 classic film, Three Coins in the Fountain?  The movie is set [...]

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Solo Travel to Amsterdam My first time to Amsterdam was unlike any place I have been.  I stayed right outside of the main area in a hotel around $100 a night.  Motel One offers high speed internet and a comfortable room for more than one guest.  The hotel is right near Amsterdam-Rai train station with easy [...]

Hamburg, Germany

24 hours in Hamburg gave me just enough time to grocery shop at the DM and clothing label, Mango.  Rathaus, Hamburg offers an abundance of shops and restaurants near the town hall, which is the beautiful building behind me in the photo above. Arriving in Hamburg is always a guessing game of whether or not [...]

Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi, and Bangkok, Thailand

Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi, and Bangkok, Thailand

I may be biased, but who hasn't ever dreamed of visiting Thailand?  Clear crystal waters, yummy seafood, fabulous shopping, affordable "everything", and nothing but sun and heat.  Who wouldn't want a vacation like that? Thailand has always been one of my top destinations to visit and I was so excited I would be taking on this [...]