How To Visit the Sistine Chapel

No matter why you travel, there are some locations that you are simply expected to see when visiting a given locale. Why would you, for example, go to London and not at least walk by Westminster Abbey and the Houses … (read more)

TSA Precheck and Global Entry

Standing in lines at airports ranks up there with unmedicated dental procedures on my List of Fun Things. In the post-9/11 security environment, getting to your gate has gotten more complicated, and infrequent travelers may be confused or frustrated by … (read more)

Covington, Kentucky

Covington, Kentucky sits on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River across from Cincinnati, Ohio. Covington and nearby Newport are considered part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, and Covington itself is home to the region’s international airport (airport code CVG). … (read more)

Lost Passport

Yes, it happened to me. After months of careful planning Regina and I landed in Rome with three teenagers (well, one was 22) and my wife’s sister in tow. “Mister Organized Traveller” guided the group through Rome’s light rail system, … (read more)

The Forum of Rome

The Forum of Rome is one of the world’s most legendary spots. For example, take the HBO series Rome: Early in the first episode we follow a Jewish mercenary leading a white horse through crowded streets. As he rounds a corner the music … (read more)

Introducing Ourselves

Thank you for visiting! We are Michael and Regina Harris, a 50-ish couple sharing our experiences traveling the United States and the world, emphasizing our interests in History and the Humanities. We hope that our experiences will inspire others to … (read more)