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Backpacking Europe-Zurich & Geneva

There have been very few places that I’ve traveled where I felt like I could’ve have skipped, but that’s pretty much how I felt in Zurich.  Aside from a stop to Kunsthaus Zurich, where I was introduced to couple new artists, I found the…

March 7, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Munich (Dealing with the Devil)

The thing I remember most about my time in Munich is sharing a dorm room in a hostel…with 39 other people.  I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels over the years (I think at last count I was at 60+) but this is the…

February 15, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Vienna

I took the train to Vienna and arrived without any hiccups, although I had an interesting time checking into my hostel.  Turns out they had recently expanded, but didn’t have enough space to add rooms where they were, so they bought another building a…

February 12, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Budapest

When I first planned by trip to Europe, I didn’t plan on going to Hungary.  I didn’t know anything about the country and didn’t have any friends from there or know many who’d traveled there, so it wasn’t high on my list of places…

February 5, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Prague (Bone Church)

After visiting 25 countries across 5 continents, this is still one of the most amazing sites I’ve ever seen.  The Bone Church in Kutna Hora is decorated with the bones of over 40,000 plague victims.  My guide book called it morbid, but I thought…

November 1, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Prague (No Spiders, Just Torture)

I liked Prague a lot.  I met some really nice people at my hostel and it was a very relaxing stay, which is just what I needed after being in Berlin during the World Cup.  Everyone in Prague walks slow and talks slow and…

October 29, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Sachsenhausen concentration camp is located just outside Berlin and offers a 6 hour guided tour.  The camp was built by slave laborers in 1936 and became the model for all other camps during World War II.  They used this site to train guards for…

October 26, 2015
Whose panties are these?
Book Reviews

Whose panties are these?

One of my favorite questions I get asked is what to pack for trips.  I know many people that feel they need to take everything possible with them.  They end up lugging half their home in their suitcase and then return from their trip…

October 14, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Copenhagen

I had a very interesting train ride from Amsterdam to Copenhagen.  First, there were tons of people standing on the train that hadn’t made seat reservations.  Everyone was trying to get to Berlin for the World Cup.   Second, our train had some malfunction so…

October 11, 2015