Travel Diaries Archive

A visit to the Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York, is dedicated to showcasing the history of television, movies, and video games. Until June 14th, 2015, the museum’s temporary gallery is hosting an exhibition titled “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men”. I was in New York City last weekend and was able to visit the museum to check […]

Europe: Como to Zurich, Day 15

This part of my trip was comprised of just a couple of nights in each place, so I was off to Zurich, Switzerland the next day. Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Italy with one last train fiasco. I arrived at the station in Como to find that every train was listed as […]

Europe: Rimini to Lake Como, Day 13

After the quick sojourn to Rimini/San Marino, my next destination was the north of Italy, specifically Comer See (Lake Como). Given my previous train experiences in Italy, I was less than optimistic that I would actually make it there, but set out on the journey anyway, since pessimism is part of the fun of traveling. My […]

Europe: San Marino, Day 12

Another day, another trip to a tiny European nation. San Marino sits just inside the eastern coast of Italy, completely surrounded by it, due east of Florence, and just southwest of Rimini, the nearest Italian city. It’s the 3rd smallest country in Europe. There are frequent buses from Rimini, and the whole winding ride takes about […]

Europe: Nice – Monaco, Day 9

One of the goals of this trip was to get to all of the tiny European countries that I had missed on previous trips. The first on the list was the tiny, incredibly rich, Principality of Monaco. I had originally intended to get off at the train stop before Monaco, Cap d’Ail, and then walk […]

The art museums of Munich, Germany: Day 10

Art fan? Munich, Germany has enough art museums to keep even the most ardent museum-goer busy. While I previously wrote about my trip to the Haus der Kunst, on my final day in Munich, I opted to visit a cluster of art museums called Kunstareal in the city’s Maxvorstadt district. The weather was grey and damp, so it […]

The best craft beer in Munich, Germany

Germany is beer heaven. The country takes their brewing seriously, following the German beer purity law, AKA Reinheitsgebot. The Reinheitsgebot has been in existence since 1487, with many modifications in recent history following legal battles. What does all of this mean for modern German beer? In addition to the classic German beers you will find from breweries […]