Traveler Tuesday – Cory of Curb Free with Cory Lee

Traveler Tuesday – Cory of Curb Free with Cory Lee

More travelers to meet! Travel bloggers just by their very nature are a diverse group of people and I love discovery new people and hearing their unique stories. Today we have Cory Lee of Curb Free with Cory Lee. You think traveling can get complicated? Try doing it from a wheelchair.  I have seen first hand in cities like Paris how awful it is to navigate if you are disabled in any way, shape … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #211 – Florence Sweet Shop

Florence Sweet Shop

There is something about sweet shops in Europe. I have seen them all over France and other cities like London, Barcelona, etc. There is still artisanal pride not only in the creation of housemade delicacies but in their display. This is a display of Italian sweets in Florence is from the Caffè Gilli in the Piazza della Repubblica, a wonderful spot with locals and tourists alike. Coffee, cafe … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Chris of One Weird Globe

Chris Backe of One Weird Globe

Happy to be back for a second week in a row and even more happy to announce that there will be a lot more new faces here every Tuesday! Travel bloggers, like all blogging tribes are kindred spirits and I love getting to know new folks in the far corners of the globe! With us today is Chris Backe of One Weird Globe and as his blog name suggests, Chris blogs about weird offbeat destinations. Let's … [Read more...]

Misadventures in getting to Italy


Even veteran travelers can have really bad travel days. Mr. Misadventures and I must have been due... It started when I hung up on the Alitalia agent at the call center. I rarely lose my temper, that Andi I left in the dust more than a dozen years ago. In the process of trying to check-in online and make sure our luggage would go all the way to Florence from San Francisco, Mr. … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Paul of A Luxury Travel Blog

Paul at the Berlin Wall

It's been a while since I've had visitors for Traveler Tuesday, but there is about to be a whole slew of folks passing by to say hi, so stay tuned to meet a few travel bloggers from the far corners of the globe! Today I am extremely pleased to introduce you to a very well known blog, A Luxury Travel Blog.  Just as the name suggests, Dr. Paul Johnson is out and about tracking down the best … [Read more...]

Carry On (Travel News) for Aug 10


Let's take a quick trip, throw a few things in your backpack, camera bag or small carry on and let's hit the door!  I've got 3 oz sizes of travel-related news and events to share just for you. No need for a visa or passport stamps, we aren't going to far, just enough for a little escape from reality and to dream about places near and far. If you have news to share, drop me a line and I could … [Read more...]

Osaka Scenes

Osaka Scenes

We only spent two-and-a-half days in Osaka after Kyoto.  Most of that time was spent in Kuromon-Ichiba Market, taking photos of architecture like Namba Parks and buildings like Umeda Sky Building.  Of course, I did a lot of people watching too!  There is much more to do in Osaka, we didn't visit any temples or shrines of which there are plenty.  Nor did we visit the Osaka Castle. Those will have to … [Read more...]

People Watching in Osaka

People watching in Osaka-Mixed

Like my experiences in Tokyo, I have to say one of the best things about Osaka is people watching!  Of course I love to people watch everywhere, but most especially in Japan.  I have always admired the way the Japanese express themselves in fashion, often unapologetically. And it is not just "teenagers," I saw interesting outfits on people in every age group. Let's take a look. I know what y … [Read more...]

J’adore – DK Eyewitness Travel Guides


This is a photo from chez Misadventures of one of my walls with bookshelves. Do you see all the books that are circled here? They are all DK Eyewitness Travel Guides!  There are a few more sprinkled here and there throughout the shelves. There are many types and brands of guidebooks, but one our favorites in the Misadventures household is DK Eyewitness Travel Guides. The publishers … [Read more...]

Osaka – Umeda Sky Building


Another spot that Mr. Misadventures was interested in taking photos from was the famous Umeda Sky Building.  In the morning we  had visited the very unique Namba Parks buildings, but Umeda Sky Building is a whole other animal. The building consists of two 40-story towers that are connected with each other by the "Floating Garden Observatory" on the 39th floor at top with bridges and an e … [Read more...]