I hope you will enjoy learning about my travels and become inspired to plan your own adventures. I am looking forward to adding lots of travel tips and ideas, and in the meantime, you can read my journals and view galleries of the trips I’ve taken. Please feel free to leave comments so I know you’ve visited, and click the “Follow me” button above if you want to be notified when I post new content. Thanks, and bon voyage!

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Pretty Cities, Plus History

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If I had to pick my two favorite things to discover when I travel, it would be beauty and history. Though I’d give the edge to natural beauty over urban beauty, I’m happy... READ MORE


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Note: I began writing this post while I was traveling in Poland in April 2019. I didn’t finish during the trip, and have finally completed writing about these heroes now in July. Most... READ MORE

It’s Where the Train Stopped

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“This is what I want you to understand,” said Mateusz as he drew lines and dots on his crude map of Poland. 10:30 am. We were sitting in a coffee shop in Stare... READ MORE

Random Krakow

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Planty The Old Town of Krakow used to be surrounded by a wall, and that wall used to be surrounded by a moat. In the early 19th century they tore down most of... READ MORE


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I have very little to say about my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. I took only the one photo, at the entrance to Auschwitz II-Birkenau. What kind of monsters can perpetrate crimes of such enormity,... READ MORE

Not the next Prague

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Of all the Eastern European cities laying claim to the boast, “the next Prague,” Krakow is for real. So writes Rick Steves in his Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk guidebook. What a crock! First, this... READ MORE