Posts from my visit through North America


Whistler Mountain BC is Dream for Outdoor Enthusiast

2010 Winter Olympics

If you are a runner, biker, hiker, or a skier or a generic outdoor recreational enthusiast, Whistler Mountain in British Columbia, is your dream come ...


Lower Your Expectations | Rome Travel Trip

La Pieta

I hated our last visit to Rome. We got scammed, and the worse thing is, scamming seems to be a regular occurrence. So, here's our number one travel ti...


Best French City of Lyon, An Elegant Paris Alternative

Largest Mural in Europe in Croix-Rousse

Lyon is not a top of mind city in France. It has the elegance of Paris, but without the attitude. This city of the Lyonnais gourmand can rack up Miche...


Vancouver, British Columbia, is the Best Place on Earth

Vancouver Harbor

You can't help but fall in love with Vancouver. Since visiting it the first time ten years ago, Vancouver is my best place on earth! The city is so sc...


Five Things to Know How the Small Grand Duchy Became Rich Luxembourg

Historical Landmark circa 900s

This Grand Duchy is the #28 smallest country in the world by total area. Luxembourg is a small country squeezed between Germany, France and Belgi...


Eight Must Do's in Visiting Strasbourg and Alsace Wine Country

Strasbourg Cathedral

​We hoped our attempt at visiting Strasbourg and the Alsace Wine Country would be successful. We had booked a trip last December to see the Christmas ...

About the Author

I am a recent retiree, and have been taking advantage of my newfound freedom to travel the world. So far, travelled to over 55 countries on six continents, and I've set might sights on 30 more countries while I am still able.
This blog is my journal of the wonderful cities, less traveled, that should be on everyone's proverbial bucket list.
Happy Traipsing the Globe!