Japan: Sendai, Aomori, Niigata and Tokyo.

I've been to Japan quite a few times; however, my trips have mostly been to large cities such as Tokyo and Osaka (but mostly Tokyo).  This time, I changed things up a bit and decided to venture north …

36 Hours in Santiago

Over the last few years, I have had this new fascination for South America.  My first visit to the continent was back in 2010 to Buenos Aires, and the desire to return has only heightened since. A …

European Christmas Markets: Geneva

This was the last stop for my trip, and it's really to see a good friend of mine on my way home. Geneva to me is just a little (rich) town that's basically stayed the same from the first time I w…

European Christmas Markets: Vienna

I have to apologize in advance for the number of photos in this post. I remember when I visited Vienna for the first time in the summer of 2001, I was so fascinated with the city's architecture t…

European Christmas Markets: Salzburg

I arrived in Salzburg wanting to experience the city during Christmastime, including its 40 year-old Christmas Market, mostly held in the Old Town area. The difference between this one and the one in…