Frankfurt Nicht nur Geschäftlich! (Not just business!)

Although Frankfurt is a major business hub with towering buildings and offices of over 300 major banks and the Frankfurt stock exchange, it’s also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. There are beer gardens, street markets, bistros, fashion boutiques, and candy stores. It’s the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany’s Shakespeare, whose former home is now the Goethe House Museum, a popular tourist destination. With Frankfurt’s strategic location, getting around to other parts of Germany or going to other major European cities is easy. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world’s busiest international airports and Frankfurt […]

Provincetown • Artsy & Quaint

Provincetown, Massachusetts– also called P-town– is a great place to visit, especially for the LGBT community. It is located on the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Provincetown is the site of the Mayflower’s landing in 1620, and it is commemorated by the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. Traveling from Baltimore to Provincetown for a weekend trip is easy: fly into Boston, take the Sliver Line bus to the World Trade Center stop, and about two blocks away, is the ferry terminal. The Bay State Cruises Company offers round trip tickets for about $90. Although getting there is easy, focusing on […]

Provincetown • Artsy & Quaint

Provincetown, Massachusetts– also called P-town– is a great place to visit, especially for the LGBT community. It is located on the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Provincetown is the site of the Mayflower’s landing in 1620, and it is commemorated by the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. Traveling from Baltimore to Provincetown for a weekend trip is easy: fly into Boston, take the Sliver Line bus to the World Trade Center stop, and about two blocks away, is the ferry terminal. The Bay State Cruises Company offers round trip tickets for about $90. Although getting there is easy, focusing on […]

Awesome • Osaka

Japan’s 3rd biggest city boasts stunning architecture & unique eats Traveling from Tokyo to Osaka by bullet train is about three hours and the train ride takes you through Japan’s beautiful countryside. Osaka is a large port city located in the southern center of Japan. It’s Japan’s third most populated city and is a major economic area. Although it was heavily destroyed during World War II, it was rebuilt and recovered quickly. Osaka’s nickname is Tenka no Daidokoro (nation’s kitchen) because of its reputation as a foodie’s paradise and its food exports to other countries and to other cities in […]

Providence • Party On

At any good party, no man’s an island. Neither is Rhode Island! Traveling to Providence, Rhode Island, from Baltimore is easy and very affordable. Several discount airlines fly to Boston, and from Boston’s airport the Silver Line (public bus that runs partly underground like a subway) goes to South Station, a train station, where Amtrak offers tickets to Providence for as little as $14. Providence is the capital of Rhode Island, the smallest state. Providence is geographically very compact because it was developed prior to the automobile. It is a densely populated city with a beautiful river walkway in the […]

Tokyo • Asia’s Hub

World’s largest metro area dazzles with calm efficiency Traveling to Tokyo, Japan, is exhausting, but exciting. Depending on the airline, you can expect to spend at least 15 hours on a plane. When I travel abroad, I usual go with one of my best friends, who lives in New York City. For this trip, I travelled from Baltimore to New York City by Amtrak and then flew on Korea Air from New York to Seoul, South Korea, and then on to Tokyo, Japan. A total of 17 hours in the air. The round-trip ticket was around $1,400. Tokyo is 11 […]

Chicago • Prarie Brash

Traveling to Chicago for a weekend trip is easy and affordable. Spirit, United, and Southwest airlines offer round-trip tickets from Baltimore to Chicago starting at $140 if your timing is right. Chicago has two airports and both offer public transport to downtown. Chicago is the third-most populous city in the US and a major business center. Its famous nickname “Windy City” comes from the frigid breezes that blow off Lake Michigan and go through the city’s streets – though some say the moniker references Chicago politicians, deemed to be “full of hot air.” Famous landmarks include the Millennium Park, Grant […]

Pulse a Year On: The Political Aftermath

The 2016 Pulse massacre reverberates still through Orlando city politics. Councilwoman Patty Sheehan, whose district includes Pulse, talks with Baltimore OUTloud On June 12th, 2016, a deranged gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 at Pulse, a gay bar and dance club in Orlando. “Some families lost their only child and another family lost a mother. So much pain,” said Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Orlando City Councilwoman who represents the district where Pulse was located and is herself a member of the LGBT community. “It was a hate crime against the LGBTQ people.” Please follow and like us:

Orlando • The Dark of the Sun

From 1828 to 1987, the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, commonly referred to as the B&O, was the first common carrier railroad. Today, “B&O” should mean the Baltimore-to-Orlando flight path. With several daily roundtrip flights, the convenience of sun and fun is only a couple hours away from Charm City. JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit airlines often offer specials, as low as $140 round-trip. Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. It is known for its theme parks – which attracted 68 million visitors in 2016. It is also known for being very friendly […]

The Intrepid Traveler

Alaska! The land of the last frontier, spacious skies and rugged mountains; the land where one can be free! These aren’t clichés; they’re true. Alaska is big! For instance, if you chopped Alaska in two, what would be the biggest state? Yes, you got it right. Alaska! It’s twice as big as the runner-up – Texas! And now is a great time to go. The snow is manageable and the cold has not yet set in. Please follow and like us: