From Vatican City & Rome To San Marino

From Vatican City & Rome To San Marino

The world’s oldest republic, San Marino, just got served   From one microstate to another, today we’ll go from one of the world’s famous to one of the least known, both of which happen to be located within arm’s reach within...
Holy See Batman! It’s Vatican City!

Holy See Batman! It’s Vatican City!

The Vatican just got served   After a whole day (or 2) in Rome, I suggest that you start early the next morning to explore Vatican City. Even though it’s the world’s smallest state, the number of people waiting in countless lines to get inside...
When In Rome…Do As New Yorkers Do?

When In Rome…Do As New Yorkers Do?

When I was in Italy last, I thought it was odd to have spent a week there and yet never set foot in Rome. So when I discovered a free flight there thanks to an abundance of Chase Sapphire miles, I supposed this would be a good time to finally go. For the longest time...
2017 May Day in Cuba; First Impressions  —  In Context With Venezuela

2017 May Day in Cuba; First Impressions  —  In Context With Venezuela

Three hours from JFK. 90 miles from Key West. And yet, seemingly worlds away. Four New Yorkers — Alex, Elliot, Emma, and I — waited far too long for checked bags to show up, the first indication we were running on island time, and a socialist island at that. Our...
Shouting “Shigatse!” At The Roof Of The World; From Tibet To USA Via First/Business Class

Shouting “Shigatse!” At The Roof Of The World; From Tibet To USA Via First/Business Class

Cover photo credit: JC Chan     Although the photos near the bottom are of Lhasa at night, it would be a shame to not mention Shigatse in the brief few hours we were there.     Located 3860m (12,660 feet) above sea level where the oxygen content is...