April 10, 2020
Why I was Wrong on Dubrovnik

Why I was Wrong on Dubrovnik

Before visiting, I was convinced I would dislike Dubrovnik (Croatia). Not that it wasn’t going to be spectacularly beautiful or impress me with its city walls […]
March 24, 2017
Andong Hahoe Folk Village

A Walk around Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Andong Hahoe Folk Village Andong Hahoe Folk Village is one of the best places in Korea to experience a traditional village. Although it has become popular […]
June 28, 2013

A Walk through Ahmedabad India

  Ahmedabad, in the Indian state of Gujarat, is known as a living heritage city. What does that mean exactly?   I ask Nirav Panchal, my […]
May 17, 2013

14 Things to do in Penang Malaysia

  Many of these 14 things to do in Penang involve eating. Eating is a primary attraction in Penang. If fact, I would throw Penang up […]
May 6, 2013

Photos from the Road: Vigan Philippines

    I could make a number of comparisons with Vigan. But really it is a unique city of The Philippines. Located on the west coast […]
March 16, 2013

Photos from the Road: Kumamoto Castle and Hosokawa House

  Stopping in Kumamoto was a last-minute decision for me. It turned out to be a good one. The city was on the way from Fukuoka […]
February 19, 2013

Gyeongbokgung Palace in Winter: A different Perspective [Photos]

  It’s cold in Seoul in the winter. And I’m not a fan of the low temperatures. But from time to time I do appreciate seeing […]
October 22, 2012

Photos from the Road: My Favorite Paris Photos

  My Favorite Paris Photos   I’ve always said that I travel to see how people are living. I’m curious to see what places are like and […]
September 5, 2012
Riga Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga Latvia

Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, and Riga, Latvia. What do all these cities have in common? They are all world centers of Art Nouveau architecture. In the late […]
August 23, 2012

Helsinki Design

Helsinki is defined by design. The city rebuilt itself in the wake of the Second World War and excelled at design. It was cutting edge and […]
July 19, 2012

A Day in Santa Fe

History and Superlatives of Santa Fe   We somehow brought the July monsoon with us from the north. It rained in Taos and continued in Santa […]
July 14, 2012

On America’s Road’s: Into Enchanting New Mexico from the North

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment     We left Great Sand Dunes after an early morning climbing to the top of these tallest dunes in North […]
March 19, 2012

Passing on the Three Pagodas

What happens when the Chinese are charging 190 CYN ($30 US) to enter the Three Pagodas in Dali, China? I walk around the entire walled complex, […]
February 13, 2012

Photos from the Road: Zhu Family Garden

The Zhu Family Gardens is a huge Qing-era (1644-1911) complex of ancestral building, family homes, courtyards, ponds and gardens. You can amble from courtyard to courtyard […]
February 2, 2012

Photos from the Road: Playing Chinese Chess under Chaoyang Gate

Chaoyang Gate stands proudly in the center of Jianshui, a small Yunnan city south of Kunming. This bright red prominent structure was modeled on the Yellow […]
November 9, 2011

Photo from the Road: Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge

The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge spans the Connecticut River between the towns of Windsor, VT and Cornish, New Hampshire. It was the longest covered bridge in the […]
October 14, 2011

Architecture Highlights of Albany

The Egg and Corning Tower of the Empire State Plaza Empire State Plaza The grand vision of Nelson Rockefeller, the Empire State Plaza was constructed between […]
March 3, 2011

Photo from the Road: Jeonju Architecture

Jeonju is a traditional city with a strong culture. It is also one of the best cities in South Korea to see preserved architecture in the […]
October 4, 2010

Misconceptions about Mexico City

By Stephen Bugno Over-crowded, polluted, dangerous. These were some of the misconceptions I had about Mexico City. Strolling the quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods of Coyoacon, the one-time […]
September 7, 2010

Photo from the Road: Chihuahua’s Museo Quinta Gameros

Successful mine owner Dom Manuel Gameros built this gorgeous mansion in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1910 as an exact replica of a posh Parisian home. It was […]