Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Travel Olympics: Who Gets the Gold?

Happy Olympics Opening Day!  I’m super-excited for the London 2012 Games, wondering what the iconic moments will be this time around.  I’ll never forget what it was like back in 2008, screaming my head off as Michael Phelps and his teammates beat the French in that one swim relay they weren’t expected to win. So [...]

Attack of the Naked Man

I’ve had a lot of strange things happen to me while traveling.  But what happened one early morning in Liechtenstein was something completely new. It’s 6:45 AM in Liechtenstein.  I’m sleeping in my bed in my cozy hotel room — actually getting my first decent sleep post-TBU, I should mention — when I’m awoken by [...]

Liechtenstein: The Strange and Beautiful

When you read about Liechtenstein, you hear about its many quirks.  Like the fact that Liechtenstein is the world’s top producer of dentures and dental fillings.  And that you could fit six Liechtensteins into one Andorra.  And the prince is just a regular guy who does his own grocery shopping. Yes, the principality is definitely [...]

Why Go to Liechtenstein?

So…I ended up in Liechtenstein. Yes, it’s a country — the sixth smallest country in the world.  Liechtenstein is a mountainous principality sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. I have been intrigued by Liechtenstein for quite a long time, and since I knew I would be spending time in not-that-far-away Innsbruck, it seemed like a perfect [...]