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Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldn’t: Venice

Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldn’t: Venice

I am invariably baffled when people tell me that they were not impressed with Venice. We all have our own likes and dislikes, true, but what exactly might impress you if an utterly unique and full of architectural and artistic treasures city doesn’t? Affinity for walking may be at least…

Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldn’t: Vienna

Vienna is the grandest of the European capitals, offering so much exterior visual gratification that you may be wholly forgiven for never stepping inside any of its edifices, palaces, or museums. In fact, I feel that you can do Vienna justice with only a few major-time-investment stops. Conversely, if you…

Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldn’t: London

Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldn’t: London

I lived in London for three years. As more and more time separate me from that period I find myself feeling increasingly nostalgic. Which is rather surprising given that London is technically not my kind of town in terms of walkability – in a vast city with seemingly unlimited options…

Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldn’t: Amsterdam

Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldn’t: Amsterdam

In my not so humble opinion, you do not come to Amsterdam for its museums or points of interest.  Of course, as in any big city, there are some specific sights that most travelers would enjoy.  But first and foremost, you come to Amsterdam to experience its uniqueness.  Smaller Dutch towns may have their…

Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldn’t: Introduction

Everybody travels differently. My brother and his family recently took a smashing tour of parts of Europe. In their 4 days in Amsterdam they managed to see nearly as many museums as I have seen in about two-weeks time over the course of multiple visits. Although they feel that they spent plenty…