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Today’s Tours of Ancient Knossos

Today’s Tours of Ancient Knossos

The first time I visited Greece back in the late 90s there were only a few places on my must-visit list: Athens, Santorini and the Palace of Knossos archeological site on the island of Crete. I had been fascinated by the Minoan civilization for much of my young life.  The idea that a sophisticated Greek […]

Wipe Before You Swipe

Wipe Before You Swipe

I have several colleagues who either live in or visit Japan frequently, and the other day one of them noticed something interesting — a second roll of paper — in their bathroom stall at Narita International Airport. The smaller roll of paper says “Welcome to Japan” then uses pictographs to inform you what to do with […]

Sailing a Familiar Sea

Sailing a Familiar Sea

We are all booked for our February escape from the frigid western Pennsylvania winter. We are once again headed south to Saint Thomas. We might have mentioned that we are staying once again at the resurrected Villa Olga, now Olga’s Fancy.  We both really wanted to spend some time out on the water. You also […]

Around The World for the New Year

Around The World for the New Year

We know that we want to travel a bit more this year and for some of us one country isn’t enough.  The airlines, of course, have an answer for that: a Round The World Ticket. Skyteam airlines such as Delta, Air France, KLM, Korea Air, etc. have even set up a central booking platform to […]

A Year in Review

We want to keep this brief since everyone seems to have something to do this season, either traveling to see family or off to see the world. The past year has been a big one for Amanda and me. After 12 years together, we are finally living on the same schedule after my retirement from […]

Winter Travel Safety

Winter Travel Safety

The weather seems to have remembered it’s nearly winter here in Pittsburgh this week. We had a measurable snowfall, 1-3 inches, and the temperature plummeted to 8 degrees Fahrenheit; that’s all it took to shake us from our illusion of a mild winter. The American Automobile Association (AAA) forecasts 93.6  million of us will hit the roads this […]

Taste of Japan

Taste of Japan

The Pittsburgh Japanese Cultural Society hosted an event this past Saturday called the Taste of Japan (+21).  The +21 part is kind of obvious to of all us who grew up and live in the US; this taste of japan is focused on alcohol. A selection of of Sake and Shochu was available for consumption […]