I’ve never disliked Irishmen. In fact, being a born Newfoundlander, the lilting accent and ruddy-faced smiles of Dublin make me feel more at home than I usually do on the North American mainland. There is one Irishman, however, towards whom I’ve recently developed a decided antipathy. His name is Murphy. You know, the one whose […]
George Burden saw a side of beautiful Vienna few tourists ever get to experience — as a guest at the exclusive Imperial Ball at the Winter Palace. But first, how on earth did one dance a Viennese waltz and would his father’s tuxedo for this black tie event really do the job?
Despite top notch 24-hour security, being the president of the United States is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world! Medical doctor and writer George Burden takes a close look at the deadly odds.
Salt treatment apparently proved effective for asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory complaints. Today, salt therapy is still gaining popularity all over the world. George Burden travels to a salt source, a quarter-mile below ground in the yawning caverns of a Nova Scotia salt mine.
After a dip in the Arctic Ocean, the author explores three fascinating districts in southern Norway, taking in everything from Edvard Munch’s famously eerie painting “The Scream” to a Leprosy Museum to a soiree with a beautiful princess.
George Burden’s final step in his personal goal to swim in all five of the world’s oceans finds him dipping in the Arctic Ocean (yikes) on his amazing journey in Europe’s High North.
George Burden gets a taste of what it’s like to fly in a Top Gun type aerial combat exercise and finds out how much fun you can have in an F-18.
A musically themed tour of Italy where a family doctor rediscovers his “dead” cousin, attempts to find out if his heirloom violin is a priceless Rocca, and takes in an opera at the world famous La Scala in Milan.
A dad makes his daughter’s dreams come true when she is magically transformed into a princess… at least for one day … at a salon in The Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle.
In Vodoun belief, the Voduisant who is occupied by a loa, is called a cheval or “spirit horse”. Under the spirit’s influence he is said to be able to perform acts that would ordinarily not be possible. As we watched, the young Voduisant’s face began to contort and he moved his body in an increasing frenzied fashion.