The Beautiful Musical Culture of Vienna

Once the capitol of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna still retains the cultivated air of royalty and luxury even if it no longer commands the same territory it once did. The seat of the Hapsburg dynasty, Vienna controlled Austria as well as Hungary and more in the Empire's prime. It was often referred to as … Continue reading The Beautiful Musical Culture of Vienna

Best of Venice Photos

Exploring the canals around Venice is so surreal. It's hard to believe that Venice is a real destination and not simply a romantic dream. One of our favorite activities was simply wandering the streets looking at all the photogenic locations and unbelievable canals. Our very first evening was shrouded in a misty fog which actually … Continue reading Best of Venice Photos

The Impact of the Roman Empire

It's impossible to escape the history of this city. Everywhere you look it is filled with ancient sites and monuments to past glories. You can't escape the history of the Roman Empire either. The twin pillars of Western civilization merged together in the ending centuries of this two thousand year empire to form the foundations … Continue reading The Impact of the Roman Empire