Around the World

TRAVEL ESSAYS:
My Boots Were Made for Walking

AMERICA
The Last Frontier: RV Life in Alaska
Highway 3 and Hiking Denali National Park
Aloha from Hawaii: Pearl Harbor, Craters, and Waikiki in Oahu
Volcanoes, Rock Beaches, and Night Markets: Hilo, Hawaii
Where Coffee and Snorkeling Hang Loose: Kona, Hawaii
Weekend Getaway: Chicago, Illinois
After Christmas Specials: New York City, New York
Waterfalls and Railroad Tracks in Saluda, North Carolina
Croft National Park, South Carolina
Revolutionary War Battlefields, South Carolina
Where the States United: Appomattox, Virginia
Monticello and Apple Picking: Charlottesville, Virginia
Mount Vernon: The Homestead of George Washington, Virginia

CAMBODIA: SIEM REAP, PHNOM PENH
Silk Worms, Acrobats, and Khmer Dining: Siem Reap
The Ancient World of Angkor Wat
The Capital City: Phnom Penh

CROATIA: DUBROVNIK, MLJET
The Old Town from Land and Sea: Dubrovnik
The Sounds of Silence on a Small Croatian Island

CZECH REPUBLIC: PRAGUE, KUTNA HORA
Prague Castle in Old Town
Hiking, History, and a Bone Church

ENGLAND
Bath
Bath II
Bath III
Brighton and Seven Sisters
Cambridge with American History
Cornwall: Penzance and St. Ives
Herne Bay, Canterbury, Leeds Castle
Hever Castle: the Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn
Oxford and Blenheim Palace: Childhood Home of Winston Churchill
Stonehenge Picture Gallery
Windsor Castle

LONDON: THINGS TO DO IN THE CITY
London in Three Days
Art Installations in London
The Banqueting House aka Whitehall Palace
Beefeater Distillery
Borough Market
The British Library and Jack the Ripper Tour
The British Museum
Buckingham Palace Tour
Churchill War Rooms
Columbia Road Flower Market
Ealing Studios: a Cinematic Relic
Ealing and Northfields: West London Through History
East London: A Walking Tour Through History
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The Hayward Gallery: Modern Art
Highgate Cemetery
The Historical Palaces: Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
Kaffeine Coffee Shop
Kew Gardens: Kew Palace
Kew Gardens: Queen Charlotte’s Cottage
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
London Film Museum: James Bond
The Luna Cinema
The Photographer’s Gallery
Postman’s Park
The Ritz Hotel for Tea and Our First Tube Strike
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
The Saatchi Gallery
The Serpentine Gallery
The Sherlock Museum
Somerset House Tour
St. Dunstan in the East Bombed Church
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Tate Modern/Tate Britain
The Wallace Collection
Westminster Abbey

THEATRE EXPERIENCES
1984
A Christmas Carol with Jim Broadbent
American Buffalo with John Goodman and Damian Lewis
Antony and Cleopatra at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Book of Mormon
Clarence Darrow with Kevin Spacey
Doctor Faustus with Kit Harrington
The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper
The End of Longing with Matthew Perry
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk
Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch
Madea
The Nether
The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead
Richard III with Martin Freeman

Skylight with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan
Strangers on a Train with Jack Huston
War Horse

FINLAND: HELSINKI
Another Port in the Storm with Sea Fortresses, Hipsters, and a Bad Boy

FRANCE: CHAMONIX
Mont Blanc and A Perfect French Country Christmas

FRANCE: PARIS, VERSAILLES
Vive le France!
Love and Death in Paris: The Catacombs and a Bridge
Palace of Versailles: A Royal Day Trip

FRANCE: VERDUN, CHAMPAGNE, NORMANDY, GIVERNEY
Country Living in Northern Rural France
The WWI Forts of Verdun: Part I
The WWI Forts of Verdun: Part II
A Brief History of Hautvillers: Home of Dom Perignon
Champagne and Michelin Star Dining in Reims
Cathedral Glory in Reims, Amiens, and Rouen
A Brief History of Rouen and Joan of Arc
Closed in the Winter: Giverny, France
WWI Memorials in the Somme
Fossils and a Quiet Seaside in Villers-sur-Mer
A Brief Tour of the Normandy Beaches
Sacre-Couer and Montmartre in Paris

GERMANY: MUNICH, NUREMBERG
WWII History and Christmas Markets in Munich
The Residence Museum, Nymphenburg Palace, and Olympic Grounds

GREECE: ATHENS, CRETE
It’s All Greek to Me: Athens and the Acropolis
Sunsets and Seaweed in Crete

HOLLAND: AMSTERDAM, THE HAGUE
Red Lights and Van Gogh in Amsterdam
Dutch Art, a Nature Walk, and Anne Frank’s House

HUNGARY: BUDAPEST
Being Tourists on the Danube
From Classical Music to a Terror Museum: Life in Budapest

ICELAND: REYKJAVIK
Sunsets, Geysirs, and Northern Lights
Secret Lagoons, Black Sand, and Fermented Shark
History with Elves and Vikings

IRELAND: DUBLIN
Guinness, Waiting for “Gah-doh”, and Hidden Gems
The Book of Kells, Whiskey, and a Gaol

ITALY: FERRARA, ROME
Chasing Friends in Italy: Ferrara
Happy Easter from Pope Francis
Gluten-Free Eating: Rome
Celebrating Roman History Through the Centuries

ITALY: CINQUE TERRE, PISA, FLORENCE, TUSCANY, ROME (PART II), VENICE
The Riviera: French and Italian Coasts
Grapes and Beans in Italy
The Famous Five: Cinque Terre and Pisa
Ice Cream in Italian is “Gelato”
The Many Circles of Florence
Gluten-Free Eating: Italy
The Rolling Hills of Tuscany
Rome 2.0 and The Vatican
Ah, Venice

JAPAN: OSAKA, KYOTO, MT. FUJI, TOKYO
24 Hours in Osaka
The Old Capital: Kyoto Part I
1,000 Buddhas, English Lessons, and Sushi: Kyoto Part II
My Experience with the Japanese Health Care System
Climbing Mount Fuji
Bright Lights, Big City: Tokyo

MOROCCO: CASABLANCA, MARRAKESH, SAHARA DESERT
We’ll Always Have Casablanca
On Another Planet: The Sahara Desert

POLAND: KRAKOW, AUSCHWITZ
The Salt Mine and Literature
Amazing Eats in Krakow, Poland
Wawel Castle, Museums, and Underground Bowling
Paying Our Respects at Auschwitz

PORTUGAL: PORTO
A Sleepy Town in a Corner of the World
Traveling to Porto for Port Wine

RUSSIA: ST. PETERSBURG
Russia Doesn’t Make it Easy to Travel
Still on My Bucket List: St. Petersburg

SCOTLAND: EDINBURGH AND THE HIGHLANDS
A Castle and a Seat: Edinburgh
The Highlands from a Bus

SCOTLAND: HIKING THE WEST HIGHLAND WAY
Milgnavie to Drymen [Day 1]
Drymen to Rowardennan [Day 2]
Rowardennan to Crianlarich [Day 3]
Crianlarich to Tyndrum [Day 4]
Tyndrum to Kingshouse [Day 5]
Kingshouse to Kinlochleven [Day 6]
Kinlochleven to Fort William [Day 7]

SPAIN: MADRID, TOLEDO, SEVILLE, GRANADA
Museums of Madrid
The Palace and Illustrious Men of Madrid
It’s Not Just Tapas in Spain
An Orange Christmas in Seville
Tales from the Alhambra

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Water World: The Vasa Museum, Old Town, and Legend
Island Hopping: City Hall, ABBA, and Rosendal’s Garden

SWITZERLAND: GENEVA, ZURICH
Geneva: Science and Peace
Christmas Celebrations and Hiking in Zurich

THAILAND: BANGKOK, PHUKET
48 Hours in Bangkok: Markets, Tuk Tuks, and Jack Fruit
Temples, Royalty, and Dark Alleys: Bangkok Part II
Enlightenment Island: Phuket

LIFE IN LONDON
The Kitchen: An Intimate Space
The Coffee Press: A Girl’s New Best Friend
New City, New Neighbors, New Timetables: Adapting to London
Fur-Babies: How to Relocate Your Pets Overseas
Things I Learned Living in London
Transitioning to London Living
London Real Estate Lessons: Moving-In Ealing
London Language Lessons

MY LONDON FAVORITES
My Top Five Favorite Tea Houses
My Top Five Favorite Coffee Houses
My Top Five Favorite Pubs
My Top Five Favorite Book Shops

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