History

Vatican City: How to See it All

So you wanna see the Pope? Maybe you like his sweet robes, maybe you dig his cool car, maybe he is your modern day super hero. No matter what, you are headed for Vatican City. While the odds of you seeing Papa Francis are slim -unless you intentionally attend a mass in the square (suggestion-don’t […] Read more…

An Ireland Favorite: Rock of Cashel

I am not certain that I have words to express how stunning the Rock of Cashel is. Fortunately, I have tons of gorgeous photos. Actually, I think these are some of the most spectacular photos we have captured to date – and it isn’t on our account. The surreal scenery and unbelievable lighting did all […] Read more…

Escape to Malta: St. Julian’s and Sliema

Southern Europe has this vibe that does not exist anywhere else in the world. The sun-drenched land offers drool-worthy produce year round – massive lemons, bright red tomatoes, juicy fruits- as well as beautiful people who have soaked up every ray of golden sun from the seemingly endless summer. The locals are genuinely friendly and ceaselessly accommodating […] Read more…

Budapest : Pest District

If Buda is the more ancient hilly district, Pest is the bustling, sprawling modern sister. Not to say that Pest is too modern. After all, it still houses continental Europe’s oldest underground railway system which runs below the famous Andrássy út, an elegant street lined with beautiful buildings from Budapest’s shining era before the desolation of […] Read more…

Spanning the Danube: Budapest Bridges

As an appropriate segway between our day spent in the hills of Buda and the day spent exploring Pest, I thought I would introduce you to one of the most beautiful sights of Budapest: its bridges. Seven bridges span the Danube as it runs through the city of Budapest. Of the five that were originally […] Read more…

Budapest : Buda District

    Budapest, the modern day city of the two ancient cities of Buda and Pest that are eternally separated by the swift-moving Danube River. Its ancient roots and history of occupations, turmoil, and war have shaped it into one of the most interesting and diverse cities in Europe. In a way, it has remained one […] Read more…

Paris: Notre Dame and Victor Hugo

“The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation’s effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius…” Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame Notre Dame de Paris is one of France’s most notable structures. A definitive example of French Gothic architecture, it […] Read more…

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