The Tower of London had a torture dungeon.

Delve into the Tower of London History

Tower of London History The Tower of London, built in 1078, was a royal residence and sanctuary. Moreover, it served as a fortress, armory, barracks, prison, and a place of torture and execution. Additionally, it held exotic animals, and it secured the Crown Jewels and the Royal Mint. Tower of London Facts The fortress offered its raven birds protection for hundreds of years. According to … Continue reading Delve into the Tower of London History

Old Town Salzburg is a UNESCO Worlds Heritage site.

Top Places to see in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria  Six Hours in Salzburg We had planned to explore Salzburg, Austria and the ancient UNESCO buildings like the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Plus, the Salzburg Cathedral and venues from The Sound of Music were on our list. Additionally, we also wanted to peruse the Hagenauerplatz shops.  Hoping to see as much as possible, we took the 10 a.m. train from Munich to Salzburg and arrived around … Continue reading Top Places to see in Salzburg, Austria

Belmond El Encanto is a beautiful wedding venue.

Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara, Hotel Review

 BELMOND EL ENCANTO Belmond El Encanto is a luxury hotel with 92 suites or rooms located in the hills below the Santa Ynez mountains. Most importantly, the Belmond offers spectacular views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Though the hotel opened in 1918, in 2004,  Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. purchased the hotel and spent seven years on renovations. When I visited recently, I based my hotel … Continue reading Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara, Hotel Review

The White Marlin Open Tournament draws crowds.

White Marlin Open: Highest Bar Tab

I had sidestepped through throngs of spectators to attend the White Marlin Open, in Ocean City, Maryland, labeled the “World’s Largest and Richest Billfish Tournament.” As I stood on the pier breathing pungent bay air, I was hoping to spot the qualifying White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo, or Shark that could win big bucks. The boats churned in the harbor after a day of fishing, and … Continue reading White Marlin Open: Highest Bar Tab