Munich/München, Germany
When you think of Germany, you probably don't think of Munich first. Or second. Or maybe even at all. Heck, you probably don't think of ANY particular German city. If you're like most Americans, you probably just think of Adolf Hitler. But guess where he got his start? That's right, Munchen.Read Read more »
Phi Phi Islands
We'd heard that Phuket was very popular with tourists from all over the world. Despite that fact, we decided to go there anyway. But, to be honest, we didn't need much convincing: "Wait, the place is sunny, humid, AND in Asia? Woo-hoo, let's go get Malaria booster shots!"Read more »
Photo of Downtown Bangkok, Thailand
We watch a lot of Hollywood movies, so we expected Bangkok to be a horribly seedy place with a dark underworld of illegal activity where sexual deviants and unnatural acts are performed on every corner. Instead, it was an amazing city with great food and nice people. Obviously, we were pretty Read more »
Santa Cruz, CA
If someone kidnapped you, drugged you and dropped you in Santa Cruz, California -- naked and penniless -- it'd be months before you'd look out of place (if ever). Not that Santa Cruz has a drug, homeless or naked person problem. It's just that Santa Cruzians seem to hate shaving, haircuts and pants Read more »
Clearwater Beach, Florida
A quick 20-minutes west of Tampa, Florida lies a full two-and-a-half miles of cocaine-white sand named Clearwater Beach. It's an easily accessible, subtropical paradise that makes everyone who visits forget their troubles, worries and — judging from the tourists we saw — their fashion Read more »
According to folklore (and plate tectonics), Scotland was once supposedly warm . If you believe the locals, Scotland — and the whole of Europe, for that matter — was once situated near the equator. The locals paint Olde Scotland as a tropical paradise, but after a few days there I Read more »
Yellow Warbler and Giant Tortoise
Before arriving in the Galapagos Islands, we thought we knew what to expect: A tropical, humid climate with freakish, other-worldly plant- and animal-life. And maybe a Charles Darwin theme park or something. But even better than all that, we found something far more elusive on this over-populated Read more »

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