Let's be dead honest for a minute folks - 2016 was a freaking rough year for most of the world. Whether it was the Syrian refugee crisis, the siege of Aleppo, the slew of celebrity deaths, the UK's Brexit vote, the insane US election cycle, or the poisoning of Flint's water supply, it's been difficult to limp into the last week of December without feeling like the whole world is nothing more than a series of raging dumpster fires. But it wasn't all bad news this year! The Ch
Similar to my previous photo essay from Berlin, my illness really limited the amount of time I had in Budapest. The three full days of touring I had planned was whittled down to an afternoon and evening touring the Castle Hill. Despite only having a half day to explorer, I was pretty happy with my short stint as the area I wandered around was pretty picturesque and enthralling. There’s definitely an old world charm to this area of Budapest, and it left me hungry for more ex
When it comes to air travel, people know where my loyalties lie. Hotel brand are a bit of a different story though. The benefits of hotel loyalty simply don’t fit very well with my travel goals and style, which means I’m much more likely to “sleep around” at various chain and non-chain properties over the course of a year. I’m certainly a member of several hotel loyalty programs because if you’re going to stay at one there’s no reason not to collect the points, but I don’t
While I feel I could do a much better job of getting off the beaten path and seeing some far-flung and exotic destinations, I’ve certainly been to my fair share of places that your average traveler might be a bit wary of traveling to and experiencing with an open mind. When I mention some of the places I’ve visited over the year, inevitably people feel the need to steer the conversation into a rather awkward place by asking one of my most hated travel questions – “Did you ge
My trip through Europe on this trip was hastily put together and had no structure for a long time. I simply had a routing that dropped me into Berlin for almost two weeks. Despite being a major city, I didn’t intend to spend the entire two weeks exploring Berlin, so I started looking to branch further out. I considered a few far away locations such as Malta or Lisbon for awhile, but ultimately I decided to keep my travel more localized and booked an overnight train sleep
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Hello! I'm David - world traveler, food aficionado, gay dude, and storyteller. This is where I share amazing sights, delicious dishes, LGBT travel advice, & my favorite stories!