A Unique Castle in the U.S. Midwest

One thing a traveler won’t see is a moat surrounding this castle. The cool windy air blows the flags in a northerly direction as the ‘KEEP’ casts a shadow down on the entrance. Two black chains attached above and on either side of the main entryway curve down to meet the top of the drawbridge.…

Chi-Town: A Few of the Lesser Known Places

“Blog Post Type: Cities Less Traveled” Chicago has many nicknames known throughout the world, all being embraced by the locals. “Second City” (the locals will say no way to being second except for the comedy troupe), “Chi-Town,” “Chicagoland” (inclusion of the suburbs), “Hog Butcher to the World,” and “The Windy City” (because of the weather, the…

Where The Locals Go – Leuven, Belgium

The next spotlight in my series is with my friend Sofie Couwenbergh who resides in the Belgium town of Leuven.  Leuven, the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region, Belgium is known for two features travelers will enjoy – being a “student city” and having a lively bar scene.  Leuven has…

Where The Locals Go – Providence, Rhode Island

Today I welcome Tamara Gruber from Providence, Rhode Island.  Located at the head of the Narragansett Bay with The Providence River running through the center of the city, Providence, once known as the “Beehive of Industry” has in recent years rebranded itself as the “Creative Capital” due to the many institutions of higher learning and…

Where The Locals Go – Innsbruck, Austria

The next spotlight in my series is with Irene and Stefano from Innsbruck, Austria.  Located in the Inn Valley, Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol and is internationally known for its winter sports.  If you are an adventurer who enjoys outdoor sports and recreation, Innsbruck has many opportunities for you…

Where The Locals Go – Bangalore, India

Over the last 5 years I have connected with amazing people from all over the globe on my Facebook page and I am proud to call them friends.  I wanted to hear stories about their hometown.  We as travelers go to experience new cultures, foods and festivals while on the road.  It would take a…