Jerash - Jordan

nullJordan, throughout history was a crossroad between east and west. Ancient roads through the desert connected civilizations like the Greeks, Nabataeans, Romans and more recent states like the Umayyads and the Ottomans.

Read the main article about Jordan in general and the capital Amman here.

An hour's drive from Amman, Jordan, you will find this well preserved ancient city right in the middle of its modern counterpart. Jerash was originally established by Alexander the Great around 331 BC as Gerasa and later annexed to the Roman Empire. Around  AD 129 the Roman emperor Hadrian visited Jerash and the famous triumphal arch (or Arch of Hadrian) was built to celebrate his visit.

Jet Ski to Catalina

Jet Ski To Catalina - Long Beach MarinaI visited Catalina Island many times, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would make the trip on a Jet Ski. 

And that is what my Wife and I just accomplished in August 2023 – And what an amazing adventure it was.

We encountered rough seas with choppy waves, so our ride wasn’t smooth or easy, but we enjoyed the thrill of speeding above the waves. We enjoyed even more the rest stops at several points along the way.

Michael Jackson Live

Michael Jackson Tribute Show at Crown Theater, Las VegasThis tribute show in Las Vegas celebrates Michael Jackson's most popular songs. Performances take place at Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas.

I attended the show with my wife and two teenage daughters. Initially, I was skeptical about our enjoyment for two reasons: firstly, I doubted my daughters would appreciate Michael Jackson's pop music; secondly, I was uncertain if anyone could match MJ's iconic performances.

However, the show was a delightful surprise. The lead performer, Justin Dean, along with his dancers, delivered an impressive performance. He spent the next hour energetically dancing, jumping, and moon-walking, while singing non-stop.

Downtown LA Walk anaheimer

Los Angeles walking tourLos Angeles is a sprawling metropolitan area with an amazing array of attractions and activities.

The best way to experience LA is by taking a walking tour through downtown, and surrounding areas, and then hopping on one of the Metro lines to places further away.

The best starting place for this walking tour is at Union Station, which is a transportation hub connecting LA with several major cities through Metrolink and with the whole nation via Amtrak.  
Start your walk by visiting El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and Olvera Street (Calle Olvera). It is a short walk from Union Station's Alameda street exit.

This historic district was first established in 1781 and used to be the center of Los Angeles during Spanish and Mexican rule. It is home to many historic buildings and statues.

Mickey's Toontown anaheimer

nullThe Disney resort is practically in my backyard. My family and I love to spend a whole day or just a few hours at the Disney parks. Throughout the years we learned a lot about the parks and attractions that we like to share with you.

Mickey's Toontown is inspired by 1930s cartoons. The buildings, roads, and rides all look whimsical and psychedelic.

It is targeted towards younger kids. If you have very young ones, they will enjoy Gadget's Go Coaster and Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin. They can also visit Mickey Mouse house and Minnie Mouse house.