Mexico City: Chapultepec Park

A few miles west of the Historical Center, one finds a huge green area in the middle of this vast urban sprawl: Chapultepec Park. It is the cultural center of Mexico City, featuring a number of museums, the zoo, gardens, and a nice lake for peddle-boating. Oh, and it also has a castle! Chapultepec Castle…

Mexico City: The Historical Center

Mexico City is enormous. The city is home to nearly 9 million people, with 21 million in the metro area. There are cultural activities, historical landmarks, and everything else a city of that size would be expected to have. It is, therefore, impossible to see everything on a visit here. So I, like most, have…

The Royal Tour: Milwaukee

It is about 10:45 in the morning on a Saturday, and I walk through the front door of Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee.  There is already a crowd, both inside at the bar and tables, and outside, drinking beer along the jogging path that goes by the riverside. Beer is flowing, tour groups are forming, and…

Royal Tips: Detroit

If the Motor City isn't on your travel radar, it should be. There are some amazing sights to see! Before you go, here are some tips from our staff to make your trip just a bit easier.  1. Detroit is NOT a war zone Detroit gets a bad reputation. People think of it as a…

5 Cultural Treasures You Must Visit in Detroit

Most people don't think of Detroit as a cultural destination. They would be wrong. The museums and other sites are on the level of New York or Chicago. Here are five that you must encorporate into your Detroit trip. 1. The Henry Ford The Henry Ford houses the private collection of the Ford family. Countless…