Europe

Exploring the Vienna Woods: Mayerling, the Seegrotte, and Heiligenkreuz Abbey

Exploring the Vienna Woods: Mayerling, Seegrotte, and Heiligenkreuz Abbey The ‘Vienna Woods‘. Rising to the northwest of Vienna atop the very first foothills of the Austrian Alps, the Wienerwald is a beautiful green belt and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve actually within the city limits of Vienna. With over 500 square miles of forest to wander through, … Continue reading »

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X Reasons You Should Get To Greece This Year

X Reasons You Should Get To Greece This Year With a friend recently planning a trip to Majorca for her upcoming vacation, my cries that now is the perfect time to head to the Greek Isles fell on deaf ears due mainly to fears about the current state of the Greek economy. Though she didn’t listen, you … Continue reading »

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Uri Fleischer in Vienna’s MuseumQuarter

Uri Fleischer in Vienna’s MuseumQuarter (Note: this posted in a slightly different form in May of 2012, right after visiting the exhibit. I found it in the course of cleaning up old posts and links, and liked it enough to share it again. Enjoy!) I had a LOT of time to kill in Vienna, hanging around … Continue reading »

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Albertina Museum: Vienna’s Most Elevated Art House

Albertina Museum: Vienna’s Most Elevated Art House There’s a lot of pun built into that title, but I’m going to be a jerk and not explain it to you till the end.  There are just so many museums in Vienna. There’s Freud and Hundertwasser and Leopold and Strauss and Beethoven and Horses and Hofburgs and … Continue reading »

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The Year in Photos: 2014

The Year in Photos: 2014 I take a lot of photos. I don’t have a firm count on how many I shot in 2014, but I kept around 5000 shots this year and tend to delete the majority of what I take so 10,000 is a conservative estimate. Even with all those to choose from, … Continue reading »

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Paris At Night: 7 Things to Do After Dark in the City of Light

Paris At Night: 7 Things to Do After Dark in the City of Light Paris is one of those world cities so grand that you could stay for years and never run out of new places to go and new things to do during the day. For all the many travel articles I see written … Continue reading »

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Austria’s Benedictine Melk Abbey: The Other Side of the Danube

Austria’s Benedictine Melk Abbey Lest you think Austria’s Wachau Valley is all bike trips and vineyards and crumbling castles,  it seems worth mentioning that there are quite a lot of ancient monastic orders that have set up shop in the region as well. There are around 50 historic abbeys in the country, 36 of which … Continue reading »

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The Kutna Hora Bone Church: Life, Death, and Silver in Bohemia

The Kutna Hora Bone Church: Life, Death, and Silver in Bohemia At first glance, Kutna Hora seems like any other once-prosperous European town. Big churches, beautiful cobblestone streets, and a central square that serves as the heart of the city and the center of life. If you haven’t ever heard of it before, your initial … Continue reading »

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