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The Highlight of Venice – Our Tour of St. Mark’s Basilica

Venice is one unique city. Busy canals filled with gondolas and water taxis. The Byzantine design adds mystique to this affluent and prestigious community. St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice is, by far, one of the most revered buildings in the city.  This elegant structure symbolizes Venetian wealth, prestige, and power, and continues to be a […]

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Arizona Museums – Capital Museum and the Latest Exhibit at Wesley Bolin Plaza

Downtown Phoenix has a myriad of trendy places to eat, numerous, pscale hotels, sports venues, live theaters, a comedy club, Lucky Strike bowling alley, lots of retail shopping, and several great spas.  Plus, let’s not forget that, during this time of year, there’s also the outdoor ice skating rink.   This is a city that has […]

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Amsterdam, one Amazing City

Amsterdam, capital city of the Netherlands, is one of our favorite places.  It mixes ultra-modern buildings with historic architecture.  It is culturally diverse, yet fiercely unique.  The Dutch are known for being environmentally aware and for their progressive work ethic, yet traditionalism is obvious in clothing styles, transportation, and cuisine.  Even during the harsh winter […]

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The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

We recently visited the Hall of Flame Fire Museum and it is truly one of our city’s gems.  With almost an acre of fire history exhibits, this museum has the largest collection of firefighting apparatus in the United States.  This one location houses more than 130 of the earliest steam and motorized fire engines and […]

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Six Places for Kids in Victoria BC:

1. Victoria Hippo Tours Our tour guide was witty, knowledgeable, and fun during our 90-minute tour. Kids of all ages will love riding in the bright yellow and purple hippo-bus while enjoying sights in–and around– the beautiful harbor!   2. Royal BC Museum This museum offers summer activities such as a Lecture Series about adventurers […]

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Victoria – We Love This City!

We are enamored with Victoria, BC,with its clean air, ocean breezes, abundant foliage, and organic eateries.  In short, it won our hearts. The Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum is a Victorian-era castle complete with lavish furnishings, stunning woodwork and lots of stained glass.  Most of the décor is original and boasts one of the most […]

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Victoria BC

 We perked a pot of coffee and cooked a bit of toast in the condo while working on our computers. When we realized it was 11:30 we decided to get some blood flowing and take a journey. This time we started walking the opposite direction from the past two days; I’m not sure what direction […]

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Victoria, BC, Canada

Victoria BC Canada is the largest seaside citiy on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  It is an easy commuter plane ride from Seattle and is one of the places we’ve always wanted to visit. First impression was that Victoria BC Canada is a city that has a quiet ability for bringing out the best […]

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