“Adventure” – Original Song

  I wrote this song recently, and decided sharing it with all of you would be a fitting end to my travels. (Well, end for a little while.) I want to thank all of you readers who have been following along as I’ve been playing around with this website of mine. I have really enjoyed…

5 Things To Do Post-Adventure

Adventure has come to be one of my favorite things. Life would seem empty without it. Whether you’re recuperating from a 90-day stay in Europe, or a weekend up north, there are a few things you can do to really gain the most out of the experience. 1) WRITE IT DOWN Even if it was…

San Francisco: The Redwoods

I know the Redwoods aren’t technically in San Francisco, but it was all in the same trip for me, so I am grouping it in there. The best part of the forest for me was going on a hike to try and find the beach. Only in Northern California, right? It ended up being twelve…

San Francisco: Alcatraz

Prison. Am I the only one who thinks it’s a really funny concept? I mean, who said, “ok, we are going to take all these people who made stupid choices and did bad things, and put them next to each other in little rooms with bars on the front. And they can all hang out…

San Francisco: The Walt Disney Family Museum

If you find yourself in San Francisco and want to learn a little something, then it is definitely worth checking out the Walt Disney Family Museum. It is not owned by the giant corporation, but by the Disney family. The museum is dedicated to Walt, his life, and his accomplishments. Now, I’m sure we are…

San Francisco: The City

San Francisco has a reputation for being a little crazy. But I’ve always liked crazy. The city is so inspiring to me, so many stories to watch, new things to experience. I loved the time I was able to spend there. The French might say that a city can be judged by the quality of…

Germany: Cologne (Köln)

We ascended the stairs from the parking lot and came to a surface where the wind whipped through our hair and the rain threatened to fall. But there, standing erect in the middle of the high fashion shopping center, was an 800 year old cathedral. The Cologne cathedral is absolutely stunning, inside and out. The…

Germany: Concentration Camp Hinzert

One would never think, driving through the picturesque German countryside, that so much atrocity could have occurred in such a tranquil place. But nestled in the trees not far from Trier, is a memorial site for the SS Special Camp/ Concentration Camp Hinzert. Operational during World War II from 1939-1945, the camp housed 13,000 prisoners….

Germany: Trier

Trier is the oldest city in Germany, founded by Augustus Caesar in 16BC. It houses many important Roman monuments. Due to the bizarre weather conditions while we were there, the pictures are a bit waterlogged, and we didn’t hit all the sites, but what I did see was pretty amazing. Plus, German food has proven…

Germany: Bernkastel-Kues

Bernkastel-Kues is a pleasant little village in the middle of Germany’s wine country. It lies beneath the Castle Landshut, which was burned to the ground in 1692. I didn’t find out too much about the history, but it was a lovely place to take pictures:

London: In Review

Before heading back to the airport, we stopped at Planet Hollywood to grab some lunch. There was a bunch of cool film stuff in there, handprints and kisses from famous actors. The atmosphere made me feel like I was back in the States for a little while, which was nice.   The best thing about…

London: Bond in Motion

The London Film Museum is currently hosting the Bond in Motion exhibition. It is the largest collection of 007 paraphernalia in the world. So many beautiful cars. Aston Martins, with built in weapon and missile systems. The only disappointment was that I couldn’t sit inside one. They also had a bunch of props and scripts…