Visiting Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, The Complete Guide

Established in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary (“ESP”) was a pioneering correctional facility with a mission to cultivate genuine remorse, or penitence, in its prisoners. Its innovative approach to solitary confinement set the stage for worldwide prison reform. On the outside, ESP had an imposing Neo-Gothic exterior with 30 foot walls, turrets, and gargoyles. Inside, it … Read more

Guide To Philadelphia’s Lovely Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum is one of Philadelphia’s most beloved institutions. It’s located right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia’s Champs-Élysées. If you love sculpture, it’s a must visit attraction in the City of Brotherly Love. The museum houses one of the most comprehensive collections of sculptures by Auguste Rodin outside of France. It features over … Read more

Guide To The Philadelphia Museum Of Art: Masterpieces & Tips

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an amazing cultural showcase. It’s one of the best museums in the United States and a must visit on any Philadelphia itinerary. In this guide, I give you an overview of the museum and identify 20+ of its must see masterpieces. I also give you must know tips for … Read more

The Renaissance Courts Of Italy

In Renaissance Italy, the courts of the era flourished like never before. The courts were comprised of a close knit entourage of courtiers surrounding the monarch or leader. They were artists, diplomats, aristocrats, philosophers, religious figures, or military figures. These courts were more than just seats of governance ruling over their subjects. They were epicenters … Read more

25+ Beautiful Palaces In Europe, The Complete Guide

Need some destination inspiration for a trip to Europe? Here’s my guide to the most beautiful palaces in Europe. No one does palaces quite like Europe. They are unrivaled in their opulence and grandeur. So, if you need a dash of royalty or some guilty pleasure escapism in your life, this guide should do the … Read more

Where To Find The Best Views In Florence Italy

Do you love a beautiful vista? If so, here’s my guide to the best viewpoints in Florence Italy. It’s always exciting to discover a city from above. With a distinctive cityscape and gorgeous architecture, Florence is an incredibly beautiful city. Happily, there are many iconic viewpoints in Florence where you can enjoy magical views over … Read more

One Day In Erice Italy, Itinerary & Day Trip Guide

Nestled high atop a mountain on the western coast of Sicily, the charming medieval town of Erice beckons travelers with its timeless beauty and rich history. Just a stone’s throw away from the bustling city of Palermo, Erice (pronounced ay-REE-che) offers a delightful day trip. You’ll feel dropped into a bygone era, where cobbled streets … Read more