I’d been driving around “The South” for three weeks and was using this opportunity to give the area a chance. Where I’m from, the South doesn’t connote great thoughts. My preconceived notion of the South was that it was a land of rednecks, racists, and raging bible beaters. It thought the Civil War was still […]
Updated: 8/7/2018 | August 7th, 2018 Officially known as the Sedlec Ossuary, the Bone Church is a Roman Catholic chapel located in Kutná Hora, a few miles outside of Prague in the Czech Republic. The chapel to as the “the bone church” for a good reason: it contains over 40,000 bones displayed in various piles […]
Today is Memorial Day in America. Memorial Day, always celebrated on the last Monday in May, is a day when we honor our country’s fallen soldiers. In honor of the day, here’s a history of the holiday: History of Memorial Day Following the end of the American Civil War, many places set aside a day […]
The capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam, is famous for its coffee shops, red lights, and canals. But it offers a lot more than that. Founded in 1275 supposedly by two fishermen and their dog, Amsterdam became the seat of the House of Orange, the royal family that still rules the country today. Over the centuries, […]
Utrecht is a city about 40 minutes south of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. A fairly large city (population 250,000) with a university whose proximity to Amsterdam makes it a big residential and commercial area, Utrecht was where a friend of mine lived. Having never seen it (and despite his protests that there wasn’t anything to […]
A lot of people have this misconception that travel is expensive, that whenever and wherever you go, you are going to spending a lot of money. In some places like Europe, that may be true. In some people’s cases, that is always true. But for most of us that isn’t true. Travel can be cheap and cheap doesn’t mean bad.