2017 Germany

Travel destination – Germany – Hamburg Hamburg has more than 2,300 bridges – a greater number than Venice and Amsterdam combined 14% of the Hamburg city area is made up of green spaces and recreational areas Landscaped in 1988, the Japanese garden is part of the extensive Planten un Blomen park near the Hamburg Messe…

2016 Finland

Travel destination – Finland- Helsinki Swedish is also an official language in Finland. Interestingly, Finnish is closer to Hungarian than it is to Swedish, linguistically. Helsinki is one of the coldest cities in the world. It does not receive sunshine for about consecutive 51 days in winters. Comments This time we went north to the…

2016 Denmark

Travel destination – Denmark – Århus – Henne Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and was first settled by Vikings, who called it “Aros,” an Old Norse word meaning “river mouth.” The city has two 13th century cathedrals, an open air museum – Den Gamle By (The Old Town) – that dates from the 15th century,…

2016 Canada

Travel destination – Canada – Squamish Squamish was established in the 1910’s with the establishment of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway The word Squamish means, ‘Mother of the Wind’. Yep, it gets pretty windy in Squamish sometimes. Comments Karina and I just got back from a great trip to beautiful and charming Squamish, B.C., Canada.…

2016 Hawaii

Travel destination – Hawaii via San Francisco Hawaii state’s nickname is “Aloha State’, because the word ‘Aloha’ is one of the most commonly used words in Hawaiian Language. Based on the context, Aloha can mean ‘hello’, ‘welcome’, ‘love’, ‘best wishes’ or even ‘goodbye’. Comments Hawaii is very, very far away and a stop in San…