Harry Potter Portkeys: Edinburgh

(July 2020 – Mark Vawser) Harry Potter, while not conceived in Edinburgh, was the site of his formative years. J.K Rowling arrived in Edinburgh with the first three chapters of The Philosophers Stone, a vision of seven books, and some spare time. What resulted was the best selling series ever. I arrived in Edinburgh lookingContinue reading “Harry Potter Portkeys: Edinburgh”

Touring Trumps America – Part 6: Disney World Orlando

Christmas Day 2018 – Mark Vawser Four Parks, One Day. If you only have one day at Disney World strap on your oversized shoes and prepare to run like a Streetrat. Disney World Orlando is made up of four parks: Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Magical Kingdom. Starting at Hollywood studio’s and finishingContinue reading “Touring Trumps America – Part 6: Disney World Orlando”

Touring Trumps America – Part 5: Orlando, Magic at Universal Studios

Orlando, Florida is hot, humid and full of theme parks. So let’s look at one of them and determine if the high price of admission is worth a trip to the swampland of America. Let’s look at Universal Studios Orlando, home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Touring Trumps America – Part 4: Savannah

Savannah, Georgia is one of the oldest cities in America’s south. The historic downtown area is steeped in history and tails of ghosts haunting every city square. Let’s take a stroll under the oaks, visit some cultural sites and take a rest on Forrest Gump’s bus stop. Welcome to downtown Savannah.

Touring Trump’s America – Part 2: Memphis Blues

Walking through Memphis I only wish had brought my blue suede shoes. My first stop would be Graceland before checking out Sun Studios and walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale. Come with me for a walk through Memphis.

Touring Trump’s America – Part 1: Dallas (2018)

Follow me as I tour Trumps America and fumble through my first attempt at travel photography. Driving through the deep south from Texas to Florida and back again. First stop Dallas, the place of the infamous assassination of JFK, and the home to one to the best science and natural history museums in America. Yee haw…did I say that right?