Travel Diaries Archive

Soller, Mallorca, Spain: Around The World

On my first day trip from Palma, I visited Sóller, which is in the northwestern part of Mallorca. It was Christmas Eve, but I found that most of the island was still open for business. Buses to Sóller run from the station in Palma de Mallorca frequently & the entire ride takes about 45 minutes. There […]

A day exploring Madrid, Spain: Around The World

My itinerary from London to Palma de Mallorca, Spain had an intentional bonus: A layover of around 12 hours in Madrid. I landed at Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) around 9am, which gave me an entire day to explore. I quickly went through EU passport control and hopped on a Metro train toward Nuevos Ministerios. If you are on […]

Hyatt House Pittsburgh South Side: Hotel Review

When you’re traveling for work, you sometimes find yourself in random hotels that might not normally have been your first choice. While I tend to shy away from hotel chains, sometimes that’s not feasible. Between corporate travel preferences & company locations, you take what’s given to you. In my case, my company’s office in Pittsburgh, […]

Europe: Bruges, Day 20

The previous day had been clear and sunny, but still cold. On my final day in Bruges, the crisp, clean air was replaced by some of the densest fog I have ever seen. Since I had walked through much of the city already, I didn’t mind getting to see it in a completely different way […]

Europe: Bruges, Day 19

On my first full day in Bruges, I awoke to a sparkling clear day. The cold had not subsided, but the sky was clear and blue. With the sky being cloudless, my first stop after eating a requisite Belgian waffle was obvious: the Belfry of Bruges, AKA the Belfort. It sits right at the Markt (Market) […]