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Free Things To Do In Auckland, New Zealand

Mount Eden, also known as Maungawhau, is the tallest mainland volcano in Auckland, New Zealand

Traveling New Zealand can be expensive, however there are plenty of free things to do in Auckland, the largest city in the country — but NOT the capital. (That is Wellington.) Most of the residents of New Zealand live in Auckland and for a good reason. Auckland is amazing! You never get bored here. Not … Read More

Strange & Offbeat Orlando Theme Parks & Attractions

Unique & Offbeat Orlando Theme Parks

When people think of Orlando, Florida, the first thing that comes to mind is Walt Disney World and all the other theme parks dotting the horizon. After all, this is the “Theme Park Capital of the World” — home to so many amusement parks that there is a competitive Top 10 list just for the … Read More

Exploring Toronto’s Graffiti Alley in 100 Photos

Rainbow sunglasses street art at Graffiti Alley, Toronto, Canada

Toronto, like most modern major metropolises, is home to its own unique collection of street art. The heart of all this urban art is one long stretch of street aptly nicknamed Graffiti Alley. And although I already hate myself for saying typing this, Graffiti Alley is one of those perfect “Instagram-worthy” destinations. Definitely one of … Read More

Shah Alam Street Art @ Laman Seni 7―Better Than Penang!

Laman Seni 7 street art scene in Shah Alam, Malaysia

There is good, and then there is great. That is the difference between Penang and Shah Alam street art. Everyone who has ever visited Malaysia knows about the impressive street art of Penang. Sure, it is cool and unique. And it can be fun hunting around to try and find them all. Don’t get me … Read More

First Impressions Of Finland: A Friendly But Puzzling Land

Aerial view of Oulanka National Park in Northern Finland

Finland is amazing. The country is gorgeous, its food delicious and its people polite and friendly. In many ways the entire country runs so smoothly (often solely on the honor system) that we can all learn from Finnish people. Things here just work. Flawlessly….Except for those few puzzling times when they don’t and you just … Read More

Going Down: Top Caves, Mines & Underground Destinations in Europe

Ben Cruachan, also known as The Hollow Mountain, in Scotland

I don’t know if it is due to my mother coming from a mining area, visiting underground mines or caves at a young age, or my own technical work experience gained at mines in Germany and Mongolia, but I like going underground. Caverns, mines, tunnels…you name it! Some of these trips have been pretty spectacular … Read More

Exploring The Rock: Alcatraz Night Tour in San Francisco, California

Aerial view of Alcatraz prison, AKA The Rock, in San Francisco Bay, California

No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a tour of The Rock, the most famous former prison in the United States and one of the most famous historic prisons in the world. The island is a great day-trip however I highly recommend taking the Alcatraz night tour instead. Sadly, since I am not … Read More