Europe (55)

Bizarre Holiday Hotspots

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Beach Time

Over the years, I’ve encountered several bizarre holiday destinations.

These places were unknown to me before my trip and each one contains an element of surrealism that sets ‘em apart. Here’re three, one each in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Just …

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Istanbul’s Topaki Palace *Video*

Monday, October 1st, 2012

This was my second visit to Topaki Palace – but that that’s a good thing – ‘cause there’s a lot to see!

The palace, at one time home to more than 4,000 people, is a complex of more than 600,000 …

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2 Women in a Male Hamam

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

  • Question: What were 2 women doing in a male hamam?
  • Answer: Getting flashed and a naked rub down.

Last week in Istanbul, my friend Brid and I had a fast one pulled on us. We were looking for …

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Turkish Delights *Videos*

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Last month, I visited Turkey for the third time! I was so looking forward to returning to one of my favorite countries and to re-acquainting myself with the fabulous city of Istanbul.

About a year before I started my big …

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Joy Ride: Hustled from Romania to Bulgaria

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Throughout most of my trip, I’ve taken public transportation, usually in the form of local ferries and buses to get from country to country. On only a few occasions have I hired a private driver and this story underscores why……

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MESSAGE: Romania *Videos*

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Romania may just be my favorite European country. I found the countryside surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains to be beautiful and the region’s small medieval towns picture-perfect! Even the capital city of Bucharest exceeded my expectations.

What surprised me most …

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Scandinavian Summer Sports

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

A keen participant in most sports, I was eager to get outdoors during the Scandinavian summer and make use of all that glorious sunlight. I spent most of my time in Finnish Lapland, about 200 miles north of the Arctic …

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Dissecting the Sauna Experience *Video*

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

In Finland, sauna is not only a national past time, it’s an art. Almost every family has a sauna in their home and most Finns take sauna every day, at least once a day. After the sauna you can stand …

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MESSAGE: Copenhagen

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

About 2 years ago, I wrote a post about my 5 favorite cities – and Copenhagen was one of them! So I was looking forward to my return visit.

I also was looking forward to meeting up with my friends …

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MESSAGE: Urban Ireland *Video*

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Ireland is a country of 4 million people — 2 million of which live in Dublin! And you can feel this friendly pulse when strolling the cobble-stoned downtown streets. It’s lively and open and fun!

Here’re my 7 insider tips …

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