Cruising the NorthWest Passage.

One of the most incredible trips I've ever taken was aboard the Academik Iofffe with One Ocean Expeditions. The ship is a Russian research vessel, that for a short period in the summer, takes on a few civilians to journey through the famed NorthWest Passage. Aboard a crew of specialist ranging from glaciologists, environmentalist, to... Continue Reading →

How to Travel like a Travel Writer (and not kill what you love).

The world is being destroyed by tourism and I am the cause. There are currently 1.4 billion tourists out there and that number is only growing at an alarming rate. The world is addicted to travelling and I am one of the many pushers out there on the streets giving them their fix. I have been... Continue Reading →

The most Madrid places to eat in Madrid.

Madrid is an ancient city with a rich, complex history which can easily be tasted in its cuisine. Moorish influences rounded out by mediterranean sensibilities, flavored with a bit of panache from Gaul, Madrid has a cosmopolitan palate to suit any taste. https://youtu.be/C07ET2bu--U My first stop was the Mercado de San Miguel, which is classified... Continue Reading →

Drone over San Lorenzo de La Escorial

Come take a quick flight with us over San Lorenzo La Escorial, the Royal holy seat of the Spanish Catholic Church, and a beautiful complex that was built by King Philip II of Spain. Just one hour outside of Madrid this makes a perfect day trip to get into the middle of paradise. Check out... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid Magic.

If you travel an hour west of Madrid, you will find yourself in some of the most beautiful green landscape imaginable. This is San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and the site of the historic residence of the king of Spain, built by Philip the second in the 16th century. This controversial building constructed by Juan... Continue Reading →

A word about Martin Scorsese and his lost documentary “Street Scenes” from 1970.

Martin Scorsese is in the news a lot these days. He's got a new movie coming out, The Irishman, which is a big event for the 76 year old director, but mostly people are talking about his comments that Marvel movies are not "cinema". Here is the exact quote, probably taken out of context: “I don’t... Continue Reading →

The Oldest Restaurant in The World. Madrid’s 300 Year Old Botín.

Welcome to Madrid, city of the living, the vibrant and elegant capital of Spain and a cosmopolitan jewel of the Iberian peninsula. With a rich and ancient past you can literally taste Madrid’s history in its food, and while it’s easy to get lost in the cobblestone lined streets, there is one place where you... Continue Reading →

Anthony Bourdain, a piece of cake, and a tattoo in Berlin. A modern fable.

I've been traveling seriously since I was 15, the son of two airline workers, way back when companion passes actually meant something. Over the years I've been lucky enough to visit every continent and many cities, and on occasion, when the trip is beyond special, I tend to get some ink put in me locally,... Continue Reading →

The Stasi Museum: walking through German’s dark past.

The Stasi were the secret police during the Cold War and were feared by pretty much everyone due to their iron grip on communication, movement, and general freedom. One of the coolest and most unique museums in Berlin takes a look at Stasi activity during this time, showing you actual documents, spy tech, and gives... Continue Reading →

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