Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science - the tallest building in Poland

Check Out the Views at the Palace of Culture

Stalin’s Penis. That’s what locals call The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw – a “gift” from Joseph Stalin to Poland. Not surprisingly, locals aren’t particularly fond of the building, which is the tallest in Poland.

The Royal Castle in Warsaw at night

6 Things To Do In Warsaw

Visiting Warsaw may not be at the top of everyone’s travel list in Eastern Europe. The city has a reputation for being a drab, modern city that lacks charm and character. The Old Town is a post-war facsimile of Warsaw’s once grand past. Despite the negativity, there are actually a number of fun things to do in Warsaw.

Skyline of San Diego from a harbor cruise

The Ultimate Guide to Things to do in San Diego

San Diego is one of our favorite cities on the planet. This fun, relaxed city has amazing weather and an abundance of activities. We’re a little biased – Laura’s sister lives here and we go out frequently to visit, but we never tire of taking in the San Diego highlights!

The towers of San Gimignano, Italy

The Tuscan Hilltown of San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano, Italy is a beautiful little walled town that was declared by UNESCO to be part of the World’s Architectural Heritage. Its striking architecture is straight out of the 1200s, and is “the epitome of a Tuscan hill town.”

The temple ruins of Paestum, Italy

The Ruins of the Paestum Temples

The Paestum ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are comprised of three major Greco-Roman temples and a number of smaller ruins. Visiting Paestum can be a highlight of a trip to Italy. We visited in the off season and had the ruins completely to ourselves.

The massive fountain inside the Dubai Mall

The Strange Culture of Malls in Dubai

In a city that does everything in a big way, it makes sense that the malls in Dubai are also big. But there is more to Dubai mall culture than just shopping.

Rows of gold bracelets in jewelry store

Shopping in the Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai has a reputation as a modern, cosmopolitan city. In Dubai, bigger is better: world’s tallest building, world’s largest mall, etc. However, in Bur Dubai and along the banks of the Dubai Creek, you hear the echoes of the old Dubai. In the heart of this area, we encountered the Dubai Gold Souk and knew we’d stumbled on some something truly special.

Mechanics working on the Mwasalat Buses after a breakdown

The Mwasalat Buses: Tips for Getting the Dubai to Muscat Bus

The northern coast of the Arabian Peninsula is populated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the nation of Oman. Oman was largely isolated form the world until the 1970s, so it still retains much of the charm that other countries in the region lack. Travelers who come to Dubai are often looking for a more authentic travel experience, which Muscat provides. Here is our ultimate guide to the Mwasalat Dubai to Muscat bus.

The minaret of the Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman

9 Cool Things to Do in Muscat in One Day

Oman is an enigma for many westerners. Largely isolated until 1970, the country has a moderate, relaxed atmosphere. It has incredible scuba diving and broad, sandy beaches. Here are our favorite things to do in Muscat.