Travel Diaries Archive

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) […]

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 […]