Russia in Wintertime

Long Dark Nights, Magical Christmas Lights Winter Lights Traveling to Russia in the wintertime may seem a little out of the ordinary, however, traveling New Year’s week is something very special. Russia celebrates New Year’s Eve on December 31 and Russian Orthodox Christmas is always celebrated on January 07. A recent visit to St. Petersburg […]

St. Petersburg, Russia – Former Capital, Vibrant Seaport

Ballet At Catherine the Greats Private Theatre The city of St. Petersburg is a relatively new city as it was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. It’s often referred to as the Venice of the North because of the beautiful palaces situated along the sixty-five islands that make up the city of St. Petersburg. […]

Moscow Moments

Gum Department Store Red Square, Kremlin, Metro and the Russian Orthodox Churches For our journey to Moscow, we traveled by train from St. Petersburg. The Sapsan, Russia’s fast train took four hours, was very comfortable and had a dining car. Because we traveled in the late afternoon it was already dark and we were not […]

GLOBETROTTING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 11, 2018 Departing for Southeast Asia While I won’t be arriving in Southeast Asia on elephant back, instead it will be aboard EVA Airlines, which is an airline based in Taiwan. I was in Thailand in 2015, and was so eager to return to Southeast Asia.  Today it becomes a reality. So, after 15 […]

Y’alla, Y’alla, Let’s Go, Let’s Go!

The Dome of the Rock Israel, Land of Creation A faith based Christian tour and travel blog Our journey began by boarding United Airlines from Chicago to Tel Aviv with a change of planes in Newark for our 10 hour flight. Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, named after the first prime minister of […]

Jambo from East Africa!

Submitted by John & Joan Cook After a very long day of travel from Chicago to Nairobi through 8 time zones and 16 hours of flying on KLM we arrived at 11:00pm to the beautiful Nairobi Serena hotel. The hotel is located in the downtown area, near several embassies and consulates. This hotel featured nice […]

FIJI for the FUN of it!

Fiji is an exotic tropical destination in the South Pacific with 333 islands that can sizzle with excitement or murmur from the crashing waves reaching its quiet calm, pristine nature. Families love it as do adventure seekers. It is a sun- filled destination of its own or a perfect post stay after a visit in […]

Lisbon is for walking

Lisbon: Alfama Neighborhood Lisbon is best toured by foot or on one of the city’s vintage trams to fully appreciate its gorgeous restored medieval facades, wonderful art-nouveau buildings, black-and-white mosaic sidewalks, fine museums, and pedestrian zones with plenty of outdoor cafes and diverse shops. A friendly, romantic city, take your time, and allow yourself to […]

Cruising Budapest

Budapest, along the beautiful Danube River in Hungary, is a city of illumination for river cruise passengers whether you are beginning or ending your journey. Your extra time here will allow for a perfect visit to savor this 1100 year old city during the daytime and be mesmerized by the reflection in this mighty river […]