48 Hours in Chicago

A weekend trip to the Windy City! I met up with three amazing people:  a great friend from California who is always open to living life to the fullest; my funky, funny niece who recently moved to Chicago; and a friend who lives in Chicago and is the perfect balance of exceptional intelligence and warmth….

San Francisco – Where to Eat and Drink

With over 4000 restaurants, San Francisco is a foodies dream come true.  The general food quality of restaurants is high; awareness and use of sustainable food sources is significant; and the diversity of selection and ethnicity means there is something for everyone. I can’t offer a comprehensive guide to San Francisco food and drink in…

San Francisco – Top 5 Touristy Things To Do

The list of things to do in San Francisco is long – something for everyone.  Of the more “touristy” things, I recommend five not be missed.  I enjoy them every time I experience them. In no particular order: Ride a cable car Go to Alcatraz Island Walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge Visit…

Visiting San Francisco – Overview

San Francisco is an amazing city to visit.  There is so much to do, see, and experience in San Francisco.  The hills, the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the “anything goes” attitude, the food, the diversity – its all wonderful. My expertise in San Francisco?  I went out there one October and ended…

Philadelphia Street Art (Murals)

I was riding my bicycle on a towpath in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia and came across a perfectly placed and inspiring mural that made me stop.  The mural is perfectly placed because it was created on a large, anemic retaining wall that otherwise provides a feeling of nothing.  The mural is inspiring because it…

Liquor Stores and Manicurists

Two storefronts struck me as “interesting” recently.  Amazon has got nothing on these places. One is a liquor store in Salem, Massachusetts and the other a manicurist in San Francisco.  Too bad they are 3000 miles apart (4800 km).  If they were both close by and I wanted a manicure and a cocktail, not sure…

Exploring Franz Josef Glacier

One of the most brilliant places to go any time of year is New Zealand.   The North Island of New Zealand made my Top 12 Places I’ve Been To That I Recommend For You list, specifically the region between Rotorua and Tongariro National Park.  This post takes a look at one of my trips to…

Dallas, Texas, USA

This post is 6 things I like about Dallas and 6 things I find unusual about Dallas.  I come to Dallas fairly frequently, mostly just to pay my bills.  Like Los Angeles, it is hard to talk about the city itself, because the greater Dallas metropolis is vast. 6 Things I Like About Dallas Dallas…

Paul Sees The World is 6 Months Old Today

Happy Anniversary to My Blog – 6 Months Old Today. Thank you to all who read, subscribe, like, comment, or send me private messages to give me shit praise about what I write.  Thank you for seeing the world with me.  This post is a reflection of six months of blogging (and a little bit of…

Paul’s iPhone Picture 604

Picture 604 in my iPhone is the magical rainbow that appeared at the Grateful Dead “Fare Thee Well” show in 2015. Where was this taken?  Levi Stadium in California at the Grateful Dead “Fare Thee Well” show featuring Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, plus Trey Anastasio of Phish.  Bruce Hornsby and Jeff…

Welkam Yu Mas Go Long Vanuatu

Welcome You Must Go To Vanuatu. In my desire to get really far away, I stumbled upon a wonderland island-nation named Vanuatu.  The post titled Being Intimate with a Volcano explains how I found Vanuatu and goes in-depth about one of the country’s many highlights –  Mt Yasur volcano on Tanna Island. This post takes us to…