(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 […]

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 […]

Misadventures in getting to Italy

Bad-Travel-Day

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 […]

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 […]

Carry On Aug 10

Conrad-Miami-Throwback-Summer-Photo-Contest

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

J’adore – DK Eyewitness Travel Guides

Misadventures-Shelves

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 […]

Osaka – Umeda Sky Building

Osaka-on-the-way-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 […]

Osaka – Namba Parks

Osaka Namba Parks

“We’re going to a mall.”  It was 8 a.m. and Mr. Misadventures had just indicated we were going shopping. Something wasn’t right. Had my hubby whacked his head?  I am not much of a shopper and this is how all the shopping centers had looked like thus far: So I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy […]