Denver Day Trips and Great Things to Do

Denver is the capital of Colorado and known as the mile high city because it is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level. It’s a great sports town, with all four major US sports teams represented. Resting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is close to picturesque sites like…

Alex & Bell hiking at red rocks

Orlando, Florida: Things to Know

By Alex Kallimanis: Orlando is the world’s most visited city, drawing more than 72 million visitors annually. 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…

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?

Thinking about a day trip to Bratislava? Slovakia’s capital 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 Bratislava’s rough communist past contributes to mixed…