City Smackdown: Charleston vs. Asheville

If you posed the question to me a month ago where you should visit, Charleston or Asheville the answer would have been clear. I would have said the people of Asheville can take their beards, over-sized dogs, and microbrews and attend the nearest protest, I am going to Charleston. More than once I said Asheville was…

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A Honest Review of Santorini, Greece

I have already discussed getting to Santorini, and  where to stay in Santorini. It’s time to add some meat to this conversation, and show why I am writing so many articles about this one spectacular island. Santorini inspired a lot of colorful language in me. For example, “this place is #!$@!ng amazing,” or “mother !@#!$$!…

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Review of the Athina Luxury Suites

Before I give my opinion of Santorini on a whole, I need to give praises to the hotel that helped make my stay in Fira, Santorini so amazing. The Athina Luxury Suites may be the best hotel I have ever stayed at personally, and I have travelled all over the world. As I think back…

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The Cost of Istanbul: Setting Your Daily Budget

Before traveling to Turkey the more OCD of us will be whipping out our spreadsheets to help figure out a daily budget in Istanbul. The cost of a trip to Istanbul will vary depending on your individual needs. My goal here is to touch on many money related issues for your trip to Istanbul. Everything from the cost of food…

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Top Ten Cities for Foodies

I figured since my travel experience largely revolves around food, I would give you my list of the top cities for foodies. This post is a work in progress, as it will evolve as I visit more cities across the globe. First, a little about my travel style, I eat more than one would think is humanly possible. A…

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Overview Budapest

Introduction:  I have been to many places throughout Europe, Budapest (Buda -pesht), Hungary is one of the most magnificent cities I have visited..thus, far. The city has a lot going for it, great food, amazing architecture, along with an incredible nightlife. Budapest is extremely walkable, and unlike some major cities (cough, Rome, cough) it is not totally overrun by…

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Overview: New Orleans

    Introduction: My last trip to New Orleans was also my first, and I must say I was impressed with the city. It felt like a different country at times, the food, the culture, and the atmosphere were foreign to me. It was like New York and Charleston had a baby and brought it to Gulf. The…

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