Tag: Mike’s Road Trip

Exploring Mikulov, then back to Prague

Today we arrived in Mikulov, an enchanting, almost fairytale-like town in the midst of a stunning countryside. Vineyards surround the town in all directions. Just on the outskirt of the main square is a butte known as Svatý kopeček (Holy Hill) that we climbed. The Holy Hill provides some stunning...

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Czech road trip continues to Lednice, Valtice and Bořetice

Today we went saw the stunning Lednice Chateau, which is one of the most beautiful complexes in the English Neo-Gothic style I think I've seen in Europe. It's also one of the most popular tourist attractions in southern Monrovia, Czech Republic. While we were there we saw some filming going...

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Hangzhou Global Tour: Day 28

Today we toured the State Capital (aka State House), located here in Boston, which happens to be one of the most significant and historic buildings in the U.S. Built in 1798 by none other than Paul Revere, the State House is located across from Boston Common at the top of...

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Hangzhou Global Tour: Day 21

Today was a travel day and started out with a bit of a challenge. Three water taxis had been scheduled to take our crew and large quantity of luggage to the train station where we were to travel to Geneva. Unfortunately, our taxis were late and our film crew did...

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Random facts about Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla is the capital of Washington wine country and is home to more than 120 wineries. Located in the southeastern part of Washington state, Walla Walla is fast becoming nationally recognized for its culinary scene, thanks in part to the robust wine industry. The area also has an abundance...

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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Located in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ, the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a unique and fun venue for the entire family. You can take a train ride around the 40 acre park, hop on the antique carousel, or visit the newly completed 10,000 square foot model train exhibit. There are...

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Random Facts about Wisconsin Dells

As the premier family vacation destination in the Midwest, Wisconsin Dells offers nearly twenty square miles of attractions set against a backdrop of breathtaking rock formations and sandstone cliffs along the banks of the Wisconsin River. As “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” some of the most famous attractions include...

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Touring Tempe Town Lake via a Segway

Today my girlfriend Terri and I went on a tour around Tempe Town Lake via a Segway. If you've never been on a Segway before...to see is to believe, to ride is to understand. The Segway is simply an amazing transportation device in which its intuitive nature always the rider...

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Café Monarch: An Artful Duet of Cuisine and Romance

Scottsdale is the hub for many unique and trendy restaurants, some have staying power and some do not. My belief is that Café Monarch is here to stay. Under fairly new ownership (2013), Christian & Phillip Lewkowicz and Executive Chef Branden Levine have created a perfect duet of cuisine and...

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New Orleans… captivates, tantalizes and hugs with hospitality

I’m not proud to admit the following, but I have found myself being a bit judgmental of late. Don’t misunderstand; I don’t apologize for this in the least, as I believe that some prejudices are innate human survival characteristics. However, what I’ve been discovering is that my preconceived notions, while...

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