Historic Potsdam, Germany: Parks, Palaces, Pedaling, and Pils

Meierei brewery

By Highroad Cam with GeorgieJet From Augsburg, GeorgieJet and I continued along our Historic Highlights of Germany tour with a three-hour Deutsche Bahn train ride from Rostock (on the Baltic Sea) to Berlin, where we changed trains and arrived in Potsdam 20 minutes later. Potsdam, the capital of the Brandenburg State, is not actually part […]

Christmas Eggnog at New York’s Omni Berkshire Place

GeorgieJet at the Omni Berkshire Place

You really can’t go wrong spending Christmas in Manhattan. But the best way to experience New York during the holidays is to stay in the heart of it all at The Omni Berkshire Place—my New York home away from home—at 52nd and Madison. There’s just so much to see and do within a few block radius that […]

Augsburg, Germany: History Off the Beaten Path

Cam and his beer

Augsburg, Germany was established by the Romans in 15 BC and has astounding history. Using Historic Highlights of Germany, I was able to connect with a guide, a Romantikhotel, and an itinerary that made this city come alive. Getting there The Lufthansa flight was outstanding—even in coach! The 747 was clean and comfortable and had friendly attendants, […]

Quebec’s L’Anse-Saint-Jean and Chicoutimi

Hotel Chicoutimi view

On the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec is a magical pristine body of water surrounded by enchanting villages and tall mountains. The fjord was cut out of the mountains by a glacier millions of years ago. The journey from the Parc National du Fjord-d-Saguenay (here’s part one and part two) continues aboard the marine shuttle. After the Bateau […]

Autumn in Québec City

île d´ Orléans

There’s probably not a more romantic city for strolling than Québec City in autumn, but I am sure the charm of this city will grab you in any season. I arrived via bus from Chicoutimi (near the Saguenay Fjord, where I’d just been) at Gare du Palais—the main train station in Québec City. Built in […]

Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord Park & Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Bistro in Tadoussac

This is the second part of my journey into Quebec. Check out part one here. Sleeping under the stars and getting out on the Saguenay Fjord was exactly what I was longing for, so, after spending the previous day in La Baie and St. Rose du Nord (story here), I board the morning Maritime shuttle to Parc […]

Quebec’s tranquil and breathtaking Saguenay Fjord

Saguenay Fjord, Quebec

Two short hours after leaving NY’s JFK, I am in the Montreal airport and people are already speaking French. Next, I board an Air Canada flight to an airport even Johnny Jet has never heard of—Bagotville, Quebec—to explore the Saguenay province and its magical fjord. Saguenay is a First Nations word for “where the water is […]

Santo Domingo and Dominican Chocolate

Hostal Nicolas de Ovando

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is a city of culture and history. It is the oldest city in the New World, founded by Bartholomew Columbus (son of Christopher) in 1496. The historic Spanish architecture in the Zona Colonial with tropical flora and hot humid nights are uniquely Caribbean. I explored the Zona Colonial—the old Santo Domingo—with Tequia […]