Category Archives: Destinations

We Only Notice You When You’re Gone

A visit to San Juan made me wonder: Why do we notice the abandoned more on vacation than when at home? Continue reading

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Step by Step Guide to El Yunque

Here’s a step-by-step guide to spending a few hours in El Yunque National Forest near San Juan, Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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Visiting El Yunque: The Only Rainforest in the National Park System

The basics about a visit to El Yunque National Forest – Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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Vienna’s Sacher Torte and a Window into Culinary Memory

Enjoying Vienna’s famous sacher torte at Schönbrunn Palace provides a culinary travel memory. Continue reading

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Sachertorte and Predictable Disappointment

Tourists allow themselves to be disappointed by expecting too much of a city’s culinary delights – a look at Vienna’s sachertorte Continue reading

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The Royal Palms of Vienna

The Palm House at Schönbrunn Place in Vienna is perfect for a palm tree savant. Continue reading

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The Viennese Opera I almost saw

Standing room only seats at the Vienna Opera House are incredibly cheap. But can a novice enjoy the opera? Continue reading

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Is Vienna Like Paris without the French?

Art Museums. Palaces. Art Nouveau. History. But not as much dog poop. Continue reading

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Visiting Lincoln Memorial the Right Way

There is only one way to experience the full impact of the Lincoln Memorial.  Do not turn around until you reach the top. When you arrive at the base of the steps, look up.  You must focus only on the … Continue reading

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Oahu is a lilypad

Oahu is but a lily pad. Continue reading

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