Orlando, Florida: Things to Know

By Alex Kallimanis: Orlando is the world’s most visited city, drawing more than 72 million visitors anually. That’s a staggering number, equal to the population of the United Kingdom. I grew up in Orlando and know the city well. As a teenager I worked at Magic Kingdom. Later I graduated from UCF, one of the…

Tarpon Springs, Florida: Tips For Visiting

By Alex Kallimanis: Tarpon Springs, Florida, just 30 miles northwest of Tampa, has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any town in the United States. The area first saw a heavy wave of Greek immigrants in the early 1900’s, primarily from Dodecanese islands like Kalymnos. Sponges, as well as many delicious Greek restaurants, bakeries…

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Tips for Visiting Vienna, Austria

By Alex Kallimanis: Vienna is currently ranked first globally on Mercer’s Quality of Living ranking. It’s also a fantastic destination for travelers, with a wealth of opulent palaces, museums and famed patisseries. We spent nearly a week in the Austrian capital not so long ago, but writing on one of Europe’s grandest cities slipped through…

Charleston, South Carolina: Tips for Visiting

Charleston consistently ranks as one of the top destinations in the US by major travel publications. Its history dates to 1670 and the town is especially famous for its beautifully preserved French Quarter, a lovely harbor and one of the largest collections of antebellum houses in the US (pre US civil war architecture). On our…

Bratislava Worth a Day Trip from Vienna?

Thinking about a trip to Slovakia’s capital? Bratislava is probably most famous in the US for the fictitious movie Hostel, a ridiculously graphic film about a secret organization that kidnaps tourists and murders them for fun. Certainly the Slovakian tourism board was thrilled to be featured. While the city’s rough communist past contributes to mixed reviews…