From the top of l’Arc de Triomphe, I just wanted one really, really good shot of the Tour Eiffel, especially because I didn’t feel like I got one during my August trip there, even when up close.  It was way, way harder than I thought it would be.  Of course everyone wanted a similar shot […]

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Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Petřínská rozhledna (or Petřín Lookout Tower) offers amazing views of Prague.  The structure is must shorter than the Eiffel Tower — about one-fifth the height — but because it sits atop a high hill, the view from the top is at a higher elevation than the Eiffel Tower.

I am an American who was lucky enough to spend about half of my formative childhood years living in Europe and traveling extensively throughout the gorgeous continent. I’ve been able to return to Europe regularly since then, both for work and for pleasure. If you’re one of the 12 million Americans who is headed to […]

The Burj Khalifa set 17 records when it opened in January 2010, largely centered around its tremendous height.  I am terrified of heights and nearly fainted in the glass elevator that took me up to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower, so I was a bit hesitant when a colleague offered to organize a […]