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.
Niagara Falls and the World’s Best Buffalo Wings
I visit Western New York for the first time in several years. Along side me is my son, who is visiting Niagara Falls for the first time. We enjoy the sites and sounds of Maid of the Mist. Afterwards is a late night venture into Buffalo where we sample the worlds greatest Buffalo Wings.
10 Practical Tips for Paris
When traveling in Paris, if you’re looking for some places to visit… this is not the video for you. I give 10 Practical Tips for Paris, whether you’re visiting for the first time or coming back for a weekend excursion. Beware – the food in this city is divine!
The Best and Worst of SAVANNAH Georgia
Reviewing best and worst attractions and restaurants in Savannah, Georgia. Not a comprehensive list by any means, but this video will give you a good idea of some places to go and things to do in charming Savannah, Georgia – particularly some good (and bad) eateries in town. Savannah is a great place… who knows, this video may even help you avoid a tourist trap or two. 0:00 Introduction 0:12 Vessel approaching on River Street in Savannah 0:59 Savannah Parks including Forsyth Park 1:54 Ghost tours and haunted walks 2:33 Vinny Van GoGo’s Pizza 3:26 Leopold’s Ice Cream 4:59 […]
5 Fantastic Places in Europe That Most American’s Don’t Know About
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.
Flight 93 Memorial. Worth the Visit?
The Flight 93 Memorial located in Pennsylvania is a bit “off-the-beaten-path” but is it worth a visit if you’re passing through the area? I pay a visit to the site and give you my opinion.
New SLC Airport. 10 Things I Love. 3 Things I Dislike.
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.
Stockholm Sweden – 7 Loves and a disappointment
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 […]
Best Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Mercedes or Porsche?
One city, two iconic car museums. I take you on a tour of both musuems and tell you which one I like best. These are two iconic “must see” museums – each of them took tens-of-millions of dollars to build. They both house a collection of iconic automobiles and they both attract tens-of-thousands of visitors each year. So which one is best? I have some different thoughts on both of these places. The Mercedes Benz museum is surely world class and I was basically impressed by everything , except the lack of a Mercedes to sit in. That’s right, […]
All Alone Inside St Basil’s Cathedral
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 […]
30+ Nativity Scenes from 30 Different Countries
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 […]
Havana, Cuba: 6 Things to Hate
. 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.