Vacation Spots

Why You Should Not Be Afraid To Travel To Europe

Why You Should Not Be Afraid To Travel To Europe A member of a group I was recently traveling with in Yellowstone National Park asked me if I was concerned about the safety of travel to Europe. His own concern had figured into his choice to travel in the U.S. that time instead of Europe.[…]


Athens, Greece

Athens is a very interesting city. Due to their recent economic turmoil I was a bit hesitant to go, but since things are only getting worse everywhere around there I might as well go while it is relatively safe. We took the plane from Naples to Athens. The Naples airport is surprisingly very nice and[…]


Vatican City, Europe

     Fun Fact: The Vatican City is interesting because it is a small country within Italy with practically zero security when entering. They don’t stamp your passport either, so I was greatly disappointed. I almost don’t want to write the rest of this post because of that fact alone, but will press on. The ticket entry is[…]


11 “Ryan Doble Approved” – Okay Tips

  1. Learn to control your bladder.  There are not many public restrooms and you usually are out and about for hours. 2. Wear good pants or shorts that you can go commando in.  That’s less time cleanin. 3. Resist your primal American need of drinking soda. It is about 3 euros for a half[…]


Il Duomo, Italy

       Il Duomo is a big dusty old church built around 700 years ago and is the pride and glory of the Tuscany region of Italy. The marble gargoyles and saints that line the church are immaculate and while I was sitting in a cafe right across the street I learned more about how[…]

A nighttime view of Europe made possible by the �day-night band� of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is seen in a global composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite in 2012 and released by NASA October 2, 2014 .  The VIIRS detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, wildfires, and gas flares.   REUTERS/NASA/Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

Torino, Italy

We were picked up by Christian’s French friend Elrick and he started to drive us to Milan. I wasn’t able to reserve a room for us because my internet was super slow and what rooms showed was ridiculously expensive. So after 20 minutes we had a decision to make, Milan or Torino. The decision fell on my[…]