February 2018

Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau – Part 1

It is hard to put into words my experience while visiting the site where millions of innocent people were murdered. As a result, I approach this posting with great delicacy as it is not a place to tour but rather a place to mourn, reflect, and remember. There are many areas around Auschwitz where photos are not allowed, out of respect for the deceased. Everything that I post here today I do as a sign of utmost respect for those men and women whose lives were mercilessly taken away by a brutal force that had no compassion or value for…

3 Incredible Hikes in Tucson

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information, and click here for Mitch’s blog. The finest hikes in Tucson are arguably some of the best rambles in the world. From lush Sonoran Desert – the most fascinating of arid lands on the planet – to picturesque mountain ranges, it’s easy to see what attracts hikers to southern Arizona. As you…

Visiting the Tower of London

  The Tower of London Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB Grading: A Overall Impression: If you’re visiting London for the first time, this should definitely be on your list of things to see. The amount of history within these walls is stunning, as are the Crown Jewels. Young children, however, will not be as entertained. Hours & Admission Open: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm, Sunday-Monday: 10:00am – 4:30pm (last admission: 4 pm) Please check their website for any closures and notices before visiting.  Admission: Tickets purchased online will cost those 16 and…

Finding the Best Credit Card for Travel

With so many travel related credit cards on the market these days, travelers don’t know where to turn. People ask themselves: Do I choose an airline credit card or a general travel credit card? Which card has the greatest benefits? Are there foreign transaction fees? Which card works the best abroad…