Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun, The Greatest Show on Earth, Rear Window, The Ten Commandments, Breakfast at Tiffany’s…..the list goes on and on. All were filmed at this historic studio that was founded in 1912 by Adolph Zukor. From its humble beginnings before the depression until today, Paramount Pictures has been a force to be reckoned with when...

During the first day of our recent trip to Las Vegas, we embarked on one of our favorite pastimes, a city bus tour. Despite the annoyingly repetitive warnings from the tour narrator to hop off at one of the popular stops, we remained in our seats fixated by the glimpse of life "off-strip". As the timeworn vessel careened around the tightest of corners, causing the...

I've developed a fond appreciation for brief vacations.  If nothing else, it proves that you can still enjoy and experience a great deal that a city has to offer without spending an extended period of time there.  I've spent 24 hours in Amsterdam and 36 hours in Savannah and didn't feel like I sacrificed anything in the process.  When I managed to find...