Memories of Kyiv

Memories of Kyiv

A few years back, we traveled to Ukraine. Our adventure started in the big, bustling capital of Kyiv. I remember the architecture as grand, ornate, sometimes sublime, befitting of a world leading city. The numerous orthodox churches with their shiny onion domes dotted...

Edgar Allen Poe Museum

I could never claim to be a fan of Edgar Allen Poe. I have never read any of his works from start to finish. But I was and am familiar with him, and that's even before seeing the John Cusack film "The Raven" a number of years ago. So, when my wife and I were planning...

Memories of Budapest Part 2

In March 2017, my wife and I spent 4 days in Budapest, Hungary. Here are a few more pictures from our trip. I will have a few thoughts to share on our time there in a future post. Heroes Square, laid out in 1896 to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the founding...

Memories of Budapest

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about our trip to Budapest this past March. With all the good memories from our four day visit, I find myself thinking how we could go back and spend some extended time in the area, like maybe one to three months. And then reality...

Thanks to My Parents for the Travel Bug

For as long as I can remember, I have had an interest in visiting far away places. As a kid, the world seemed so much bigger and those places could have been less than a couple of hours away. But they were always somewhere other than my home. They were somewhere new,...

Mount Airy “Mayberry,” North Carolina

When we move to a new state, we make a point of trying to get to know our new home. What works for us is taking day trips to places that interest us. Back in late September, long before the cool weather would begin to settle in, we headed up to Mount Airy. Mount Airy...

Paris Apartments in the Age of Airbnb

Last Spring, we had the pleasure of spending a whole week in Paris. We rented a 2 bedroom apartment and were joined by our daughter, son-in-law and our almost two year old granddaughter. The purpose of our visit was to attend our youngest daughter's graduation from a...