As the needle dug into my flesh, I recalled how much a tattoo can hurt. I also remembered that it wasn’t nearly as painful as I first anticipated. And in the end, for a design I truly loved, it was all worth it. I wasn’t at Denver’s Th’ink tank Tattoo, though, for a new tattoo, […]
I collect kitsch of all kinds when I travel, and some of the best is found while shopping in London. Will and Kate magnets, Rosetta Stone paperweights, cityscape paintings so overly mass produced that they’re sold for only a pound a piece. I bought them all to the point of bursting my suitcases, and then […]
London is an expensive city. There’s no way around it. Everything costs more, and I’m not just talking about how you don’t get free refills on soda like you do in the States. It’s simply that everything and anything in London is more expensive; take what you’d spend on something in America, change the $ […]
Many years from now, when I think back to 2013, maybe when someone offers me a bottle of wine – although I prefer beer – I will say, “Oh yes, that was a good year.” What I already have planned for travel, and what remains up in the air for possibilities, is sure make it […]
‘Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not one except a big ol’ blogger looking back on his year of travel. I feel blessed after such a wonderful year. From a road trip to Arizona, my first adventure of the year, to trips back home to the Midwest, and many points […]
I had the mindset to hit as many of the museums in London as I could. In the end I only had time – and sometimes not nearly enough – to hit three of the city’s best museums. And two of them could easily fight for the best museum I have ever visited, they were […]
The Queen’s Guards stand in column formation during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
The drive to Stonehenge from London is short, at least by American standards. A long drive from my perspective is several hours. To get to the Salisbury Plain and Stonehenge it takes no more than a couple of hours. And after doing the trip with a friend and his son on my recent trip to […]