During a recent visit to Israel with my father, we get lucky as their are NO CROWDS during our visit to the most famous holy sites in the country. Israel briefly opened to foreigners in November 2021, before closing again in December due to the Omicron variant. This unique look shows famous holy sites that are typically swarming with tourists – except this time, we’ve got the place almost entirely to ourselves.
A trip to Mexico isn’t complete without a visit to one (or many) Cenotes. These freshwater limestone sinkholes are located all throughout the Yucatan peninsula. Which one should you visit? Will your kids like them? How cold is the water? In this video I share my thoughts as we visit several different cenotes all throughout the Yucatan. Exploring these places with my wife and kids was a pleasure on a recent trip to Mexico. We cut short our time at the beach so we could find and explore more cenotes. There’s a whole lot to see in Mexico just […]
Most American’s love Europe, but they barely scratch the surface when it comes to European travel. Beyond Paris, London, and Rome there are so many amazing places to explore. In this video I visit 5 locations that are among my favorite “lesser known” locations in Europe. While all of these places receive tourists, usually they come from other parts of Europe. As an American, I can say with confidence that the locations featured in this video are “not-on-the-radar” for the average tourist from the states.
The new SLC Airport is now fully operational. It’s got a lot of good things going for it…. but it’s not perfect. In this video I explore 10 things I love about the new airport and 3 things I dislike.
Just days before the world closed to with the coronavirus pandemic, I made a visit to Stockholm, Sweden where I discovered 7 things I loved about the city, and one disappointment. Stockholm is a terrific city (though during the winter time its a bit frigid). Among things I loved in Stockholm were the Vasa Museum, Swedish Meatballs, the subway system, and (of course) the ABBA museum where I pushed my entertainment and singing talents to the limit! My time in Stockholm wasn’t perfect however, as my expectations were built up to experience the wonders of the Drottingholm palace, something […]
A unique and remarkable experience for me on a recent trip to Russia as I found myself alone in the famous St. Basil’s cathedral (upper sanctuary) when a quartet started to sing. It’s not too often that you find yourself alone in a church as iconic as St. Basil’s cathedral, however, one day while visiting Moscow, I was the first to enter the main sanctuary and what happened next was a complete surprise as an extraordinarily talented quartet of singers started to sing. I was fortunate enough to remember to pull out my camera and record the event as […]
In this video I showcase 30 different nativity scenes from my collection, each coming from 30 different countries. This collection has been a work in progress over the two decades as many of these nativities were picked up in Ecuador in the early 2000’s. Since that time I’ve made an effort to expand the collection as I’ve visited different countries throughout the world. Sometimes it’s easy to find a nativity as they are relatively common in countries in Europe. However, in some places, particularly in Asia, Christian nativities are harder to find and one must hunt for them high […]
. A critical review of my time in Havana, Cuba featuring 6 Things I hated about Havana, Cuba and some tips and advice for those who might be traveling there next. See more previous video for 8 Things I loved about Cuba.
Most people LOVE this place. Journalists can’t get enough of Singapore’s Changi Airport. But, as a business traveler this airport has some serious quirks that make it a place that I (gulp) hate to visit at times.
Checking out the awesome street karaoke scene in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. I came away impressed with the young singers on the streets of Vietnam’s capital city.
It’s arguably the worlds most beautiful church, less popular than the more famous Saint Basils, but the beauty of this church is unbelievable, especially inside with the intricate mosiac murals.