Rugby World Cup Road Trip

I love sports and I love travel. I’ve always said that sports and travel go together. One of the advantages to traveling as I have over the years is that it has exposed me to other sports and sporting cultures. I can confidently say that I know more about global football, as in soccer, than […]

A Unique 4 Days in Edinburgh, Scotland

I just had a unique 4 days in Edinburgh, Scotland. After flying in from Lisbon, Portugal with my best friend for a few days of touring around Edinburgh itself, I boarded the Azamara Quest in Leith. I then went to the 3rd round of the Open Championship at St. Andrews and went to my favorite […]

5 Awesome Things To Do in Lisbon, Portugal

I wanted to come back to Lisbon, Portugal for the 4th time because it was the major European capital I’d spent the least amount of time and was relatively unfamiliar-at least to my standards. I wanted to get to know the city and the surrounding areas on my weeklong Portuguese trip that included 3 days […]

I Was Underwhelmed With Porto

Porto, Portugal has long been on my list of places I wanted to go to. To be honest, it’s the only somewhat major city in Europe that I hadn’t been to before. Plus I love port and have heard nothing but good things about the little city with a major European soccer team to its […]

What’s up in Kavala and Philippi, Greece

The best thing about this cruise on the Azamara Quest is that I’ve stopped in a lot of ports that I’ve never heard of before; which is unusual for me. Much like the Greek Island of Patmos, the Greek port of Volos and the Turkish port of Dikili-Kavala is no different. I had never heard […]

A Day in Thessaloniki, Greece

A day in Thessaloniki, Greece is a great introduction to Greece’s Second City. Often overlooked by tourists for Athens and the islands, Thessaloniki has quietly been developing its own identity and with a massive young population, it is progressing nicely. Lonely Planet named Thessaloniki as one of the top 5 party cities in the world. […]

Meteora is Otherworldly

I’ve wanted to go to Meteora, Greece before I even knew where it was. I remember watching the James Bond film ‘For Your Eyes Only’ as a kid and thinking, “Wow that place looks cool”. Fast forward some 25 years later and there I was in Meteora and it was just as cool as I […]

Patmos is a Hidden Gem in the Greek Islands

Patmos is a northern Greek Island in the Dodecanese chain and I confess that I had never heard of it before I decided to take another cruise with Azamara Club Cruises. That’s just one thing I love about Azamara; they teach me things about geography! That said, Patmos was a true pleasure to visit and […]

Cycling in Snowdonia

Cycling in Snowdonia: that just sounds like an awesome place to cycle or mountain bike. Sure enough-it is! Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is a beautiful piece of the world and a seldom-visited area of Great Britain-at least by mainstream tourists. Truthfully, cycling in Snowdonia in March (when I did it) requires some cooperation […]

Via Ferrata Cumbria

I had never heard of Via Ferrata until a few weeks ago when I was traveling in Great Britain. I was spending 3-4 days in the Lake District in Northern England for the first time since 1998 and was to do a bunch of really cool activities. To be honest I wasn’t that excited to […]