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February 28, 2018

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

State of the Art.

Not so much a museum as a masterpiece, the Guggenheim is a must see when in northern Spain. Just a few hours from either San Sebastian or Santander, this now iconic building is worth the trip to Bilbao from anywhere in the w...

January 7, 2018

My Athens to Pindus 4-Wheel Drive trek through Central Greece was to be the journey of a lifetime. As a child I had dreamed of faraway places, exploring dense jungles like Allan Quatermain or Indiana Jones, crossing rivers and mountains. The reality was in logistics; b...

January 7, 2018

About a half mile from Syntagma Square, the heartbeat of Athens, Greece, sits the giant Athens War Museum, covering 3000 years of military history. This must-visit museum for military history aficionados and militaria fans features four floors of ancient warfare, rangi...

January 6, 2018

At the entrance to Wadi Rum national park in southern Jordan there is a railway station for only one train. The station is not for passengers and there are no facilities, bar an office for a few guards. The rails at the station lead nowhere and will never carry another...

January 6, 2018

Wadi Rum is truly a wondrous desert kingdom and known for its most famous occupant, Lawrence of Arabia. Its name in Arabic means "Valley of the Moon" or "Roman Valley".  Lawrence was a frequent visitor here during his army career but the Nabateans left their mark indel...

January 5, 2018

After a four hour flight on Royal Jordanian Airlines from London Heathrow I touched down at night struggling to see anything much out of the windows on my ride to the hotel. However, come the morning and the bright sunshine it was easy to see why they called this the h...

January 2, 2018

I had planned the trip for months. Espen, my son, was going to be on spring break from school over Easter, and I wanted to take him somewhere that he would remember forever. Little did I know it was going to be a once in a lifetime experience for both of us.

We were vac...

January 2, 2018

Once home to famous Indians Geronimo and Quanah Parker, who chased wild buffalo across the open plains, this wilderness area is reputed to have gold bullion buried somewhere in its hills by Spanish traders. Legend also says that loot stolen by the Jesse James gang can...

December 12, 2017

Amsterdam is a fascinating city to visit, and renting a bicycle is the best way to go or just tour around on the trams. It's a magical place especially around Christmastime, full of restaurants, bars, museums and waterways.

Look for the Van Gogh museum, the Hermitage, R...

December 12, 2017

Dubai

Famed for its wealth and skyscrapers, this Middle East metropolis has become one of the favourite destinations amongst travelers worldwide.  Dubai is a mixture of east and west given its cultural background and having become one of the world’s largest financial ce...

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January 7, 2018