Journeys Well Traveled

As I take in this Southern California sun-splashed beach scene and watch some brave surfers in their black suits waiting for the next big wave to hit, the trip highlights of the last three months scroll before my mind’s eye. Vienna’s Imperial Horse Riding School Performance, the Hohenwerfen Fortress, Italy’s majestic Dolomites, the flamenco rhythms…

In Linz Beginn’s-It Starts in Linz

In Linz, that’s where it begins. IT. A product launch. A new invention. A travel adventure. Whatever. The possibilities are endless. This slogan of my hometown was the going phrase the day I kissed my parents good buy on a snow drenched December day in 1981. And today, after thirty years, the saying has morphed…

1001 Nights

One cannot help but think of Princess Scheherazade’s fantasy tales of 1001 Nights when gliding into the frankincense dusted world of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Sprawling along the pearl white Arabian Sea shore, this magnificent structure featuring shimmering blue mosaic domes, arched facades and cooling fountains looks like a transplant from Arabia’s…