Looking for colorful, evocative travel writing? Yeah, this isn’t that.

What follows are my own personal observations and incoherent thoughts regarding the many cities and countries to which I’ve been dragged. My wife’s job and travel addiction has taken me, grudgingly, to foreign lands where I’ve taken notes and photographs to create these travel reports – mostly for my own old-age recollection, but also for the $3/month in cold hard cash that I rake in from Google Adwords. Enjoy.

Vienna, Austria
Everything I know about the world-famous doctor, Sigmund Freud, I learned from Mel Brooks, SNL , and my “Intro to Psych 101” class in college. So I wanted to visit the place that birthed this sex-obsessed perv–I mean, highly esteemed intellectual.
Budapest on the Danube
I don’t know a lot about the history of my own people let alone the history of pre-Medieval, Uralic-speaking tribes of Central Europe, but I do know a country of serious partiers when I see them. And when a nation spends almost its entire GNP on a single soiree, you totally want to stay Read more »
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’ 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!”
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 »
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 sense.
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 suspect it was Read more »