|I come from an Air Force family so I started traveling before I can
remember it. I really got the traveling bug when my father was stationed in France from
1960-1963. We traveled over much of western Europe. I still remember the eeriness of the
catacombs under Rome. I remember seeing Winged Victory at the Louvre.
Whenever I travel I want to see the local culture. I try to see the sights off the beaten path. I eat local specialties, no McDonalds for me.
One of my dream long weekends:
We leave Friday in time to make New York by 2:00 p.m. Stay at a nice hotel near the theater district, perhaps the Algonquin. Take in a show on Friday night. Spend Saturday shopping or at one of the great museums. Dinner and Dancing Saturday night. Sunday morning and afternoon is spent as the spirit moves us. Make sure I get home in time to make work on Monday.
My last overseas trip was 5 days in London in March, 1993. I went on a lark, there was a special air-fare. I attended Les Misarabes and Phantom. I spent a day at the British Museum and became a member.
Links to London sites
Some other places I have enjoyed.
Singapore : Three Weeks on an exchange program when I was 21. I lived with four different local families. Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures coexist easily. Singapore was a British colony and English is the official language of government. However Chinese, Indian and Malay are recognized by the courts for all business. I learned to really enjoy Chinese and Indian food when I was there. The only problem is finding the real thing here in the states.
Washington D.C.: Many trips. I love the Smithsonian
Los Angeles : Several business trips
New York City : Several business trips. I always make it to a play while I'm there. I also enjoy the Metropolitan Art Museum.
Links to travel related sites
Playbill on-line : Theater reservations and play dates
Culture Finder: Checkout what cultural events are happening where you are going
Microsoft Expedia : Great site for getting travel information and making arrangements online.
CNN Destinations : Information about destinations around the world
Sidewalk.com : Information about cities in the U.S. New cities are being added to the list.
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Joseph W. Pitt.
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