Free City Tour in Lisbon? Not My Usual, but Why Not?

While I was in the process of checking in and dropping my bags at my hostel in Lisbon the clerk asked if I wanted to go on their free city tour which started within minutes. What I really wanted at that moment was a shower, but since I was at the hostel by 10am and… Read More Free City Tour in Lisbon? Not My Usual, but Why Not?

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Croatia in (low-brow, silly) Photos

One of my favorite things about traveling is–of course–discovering beautiful sights and sounds, but also things that are unintentionally humorous. So please excuse the adolescent boy sense of humor here, but I couldn’t resist. Ha. Extra dick indeed. (The best part of the above photo is that there are DM stores–it’s a German drugstore–in Croatia.… Read More Croatia in (low-brow, silly) Photos

The NYTimes Travel Section Drives Me Bonkers Sometimes Part 1 of 9 Million

We interrupt my Croatian ramblings for something slightly more topical. And for a visual, here are some women caught in the act of traveling who certainly don’t need any re-definition of womanhood, particularly as decided by corporate America of all things (spoiler alert, it’s me and my Mom): Context: I am a regular, daily reader of… Read More The NYTimes Travel Section Drives Me Bonkers Sometimes Part 1 of 9 Million

Thanks for Letting Us Drop By, Diocletian!

While Split is a pretty well sprawling city, the old town is dominated by the complex of Diocletian’s Palace. Medieval and newer structures have grown up and over the ruins of the 4th century CE Roman palace, creating a city that architects, urban planners, and trite writers like to refer to as a living organism while overusing words… Read More Thanks for Letting Us Drop By, Diocletian!