Wanaka is the first larger city that we encountered heading South to Queenstown...packed with people desperate for human contact, food, and beer...and endless activities for the thrill-seekers. Located on a beautiful lake, it is the perfect lunch stop before reaching Queenstown, NZ.Read More
After our short visit and limited exploration of Australia, we flew into Christchurch, New Zealand to begin our 10 day roadtrip along the West Coast and Southern Alps of New Zealand's South Island.Read More
Visiting Australia, even with a month’s time, can be overwhelming, because what looks like a short distance on the map is probably a 3 hour plane ride away. So, choose your destinations wisely.Read More
Our last days in Sydney were spent outside of the city, and unfortunately, complicated by rains and heavy downpours resulting in riding the Hop On Hop Off bus to cover this enormous city and the sights we wanted to visit.Read More
Australia has topped my bucket list for years—personally and professionally—and, finally, the time has come. So far, Sydney has not disappointed—from food to neighborhoods to parks and attractions—Sydney seems to have it all.Read More
I have always said that if I were independently wealthy I would choose to live in Switzerland—access to everywhere, incredible food, beautiful landscapes, and a meticulous attention to detail in everything...yes, everything—Switzerland is where one goes to learn “excellence” and “how its done”.Read More
After Vienna, Salzburg will seem small--for some, maybe even anti-climatic, but I would argue otherwise and encourage you to visit anyhow!Read More
Vienna, simply put, stole the show!
Beautiful, grandiose, majestic in everything—history, culture, museums, architecture, size, and beauty.
Buildings from royal eras were built to match the egos and wealth of the dynasty in power.
Munich is packed with history, culture, architecture and art.
Hitler laid out his theses and framework for the National Socialist party in the Hofbrau Haus.
One of the easiest cities to get around. Friendly. Active. Full of energy.
Everyone speaks English.Read More
Part of taking time off this year was largely motivated by the desire to travel more extensively without the restraints of time or job restrictions.Read More
Growing up in Europe nothing spoils you more than the plethora of good food found in the smallest taverns high in the Alps to major cities like Vienna, Paris or Munich--whether pastries or charcuterie--eating is a reflection of the 'good life' and savored in presentation, attention to detail as well as flavors.Read More