How to attend the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the world’s most popular and well known.  Cannes is obviously the most famous, but Sundance will almost always hit the Top 5 in any list. Founded by Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival is held every January (opening day is always the Friday after the Martin Luther King…

DC – 3 or More Days

If you have more than just a couple of days to explore the Washington DC area, I offer the following additional recommendations. Arlington Cemetery – Plan at least two-three hours for your visit in order to walk around the grounds, visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and JFK, watch the changing of the guards,…

Harper’s Ferry (DC Day Trip)

Harper’s Ferry is a beautiful, quaint, historic small town only an hour drive from Washington DC. It’s famous for its civil war history and its miles of great hiking and biking trails.  It sits at the junction of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland as well as the Potomac River and Shenandoah River.  It also runs…

Plan Ahead – Christmas in DC

It is hard to believe, but Christmas is only four months away.  Unless you have the flexibility to wait until about two weeks out, I have always found 3-4 months prior is the best time to buy airline tickets.  So start thinking about where you want to spend the holidays…  Here are 11 reasons I…

Remember What It’s Like To Be A Tourist

On my recent trip to New York City, I met two French girls while in line to take the bus back to Washington DC.  The bus was late and we had plenty of time to talk.  They were in the United States for 3 weeks. They spent a week in New York City, were spending…

Unexpected Beauty

My friend Walter, of Spokenlight Photography, is a genius at finding and capturing beauty in unexpected places.  Here are some of my favorites! Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires Argentina Rome, Italy Albania border of Macedonia on Lake Orhid Corfu  Greece Wadi Rum Jordan Albania  Istanbul Turkey Malaysia  Roadside in Bulgaria Wichita Falls Texas