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How to Afford Expensive Copenhagen, Denmark

he streets of Copenhagen are full of Michelin Stars (19 stars were awarded to 15 restaurants in 2018), hot dog vendors and bicycles…. any one of these delights is worth the trip to the City of Spires. Copenhagen is the ninth most densely populated European city, yet has more bicycles (650,000+) than residents (602,504). The city also has more bikes than cars...

How to Navigate Havana, Cuba as an American Citizen

fter a year on sabbatical working as an independent consultant, Edyta found a new position with an approaching start date. So, naturally I started researching cheap flights for a 5 to 7 day trip.  I found flights to Singapore, Columbia, and Peru for under $400. However, each of these destinations seemed to be experiencing monsoon season at the exact same time...

Hunting Banksy’s in Bristol

anksy is one of the world’s most premier street artists. He constantly finds ways to stay relevant and garners worldwide news coverage when a new piece of his graffiti lands in the streets. Yet this notorious modern-day Robin Hood was born and raised in Bristol, England.  A city of 535,907 – the birthplace of Black Beard, home to great bands like...

My Trip to Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park w/ Photos

anksy is one of the world’s most premier street artists.  After watching his Academy Award nominated documentary film “Exit Though The Gift Shop” I swore to myself that I would attend his next big art event.  My opportunity came along in 2015.  Banksy announced the opening of Dismaland Bemusement Park in Weston-super-Mare. Tickets were going on sale...

Sydney in 5 Days

Flying from Toronto to Sydney, Australia alone for only five days is crazy right…is it?  This is my five day journey to Sydney through the sleepy, hazy eyes of wicked jet lag. FYI: I had a $400 credit from United Airlines and I found an $880 flight from YYZ to SYD with a layover in LAX, thus the flight only cost me $440. I had gold status with United...

Israel & Palestine

srael and Palestine are ancient lands that have been intertwined for centuries. Israel has one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in the world – Tel Aviv- yet surrounding it are some of the most historical sites of the Christian, Islamic and Jewish religions. Then there is Palestine a place that feels as ancient as the olive trees growing amongst...

Poland; Kraków, Wrocław & Piechowice (February 2015)

Kraków My second trip to Poland included the historic city of Kraków, Wrocław – the second largest city in Western Poland, and the tiny village of Piechowice – hometown of my wife, Edyta. I cannot rave enough about Poland along with the other former Eastern Bloc countries I have visited thus far.  The people of these countries are welcoming, fun and many...

Miami, Florida-Wynwood Walls

Art Basel Miami has been on my radar for some time now. I have a standing invite from a gallery but have not made the leap of faith do to the fear of bankruptcy (I purchase a lot of art). Thanks to an amazing roundtrip price of $129 from JFK to Miami Edyta and I headed down to Miami Beach for 2 days.  The goal was to hit up Wynwood Walls and check out the new...

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