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Five Must-See Sights In Australia

Go to Paris, you have to see the Eiffel Tower – go to India, you have to see the Taj Mahal – go to San Francisco, you have to see the Golden Gate Bridge – go to Egypt, you have to see the Pyramids. Australia is such a vast country that being able to see […]

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Wet and Wild Adventures on Dartmoor, Devon, UK

It was the end of the summer as we drove down to Devon, stopping at Okehampton station for lunch in the station buffet that could have been a film set for that post-war classic, Brief Encounter. The station has been restored to its full 1950s glory, with old fashioned locomotives to take you on a day […]

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Lima, Peru—Magic Water Circuit

As my open-air double-decker tour bus turned the corner our guide pointed out Circuito Mágico del Agua, the Magic Water Circuit in Lima’s Parque de la Reserva. Named the largest fountain complex in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records, the water park features 13 fountains, including one that shoots more than 260 […]

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Riga, Latvia

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If you ever visit Riga, don’t miss out on trying this so called “bread drink” made from fermented black bread called Kvass! When it comes to food, Riga topped all […]

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Helsinki, Finland

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Despite coming from Sweden, a neighboring country to Finland, and despite the fact that they even speak Swedish as a second language and that the country was once part of […]

Helsinki, Finland – Europe #30 [VIDEO]As We Travel – Travel Videos & Travel Blog

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Changing of the Guard at the Presidential Palace, Quito, Ecuador

Quito enjoys a fair share of fame. Its elevation of 9,200 feet makes it the second highest administrative capital city (after La Paz, Bolivia) and the highest legal capital in the world. It is also the only capital located directly beneath an active volcano, Pichincha, which erupted as recently as 2006, sprinkling ash over the […]


Berlin, Germany

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Berlin was a rainy mess, but we still enjoyed it – we realized how much […]

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Adventures with Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands

I have always felt an affinity with wild animals and they, likewise, seem inordinately attracted to me. On a visit to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York this summer, a black racer snake crawled across my foot. On safari in the Serengeti of Africa we encountered a lion sleeping with his head hidden behind […]


Tunes and Tales in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

On my way back to Atlanta to deal with the dreaded taxes (for 2010) I took a slight detour to visit my friends Ruth Barber and Keith Watson, who live near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Since the city is built on tourism and offers a myriad of Disney-like attractions and rides, I’ve always found it a bit […]


$26 a Day at Niagara Falls, NY and Ontario

I spend most of each year overseas in developing countries where the cost of living is a fraction what it is in the United States. Each return to the States requires a period of adjustment. This time, I almost choked when I had to pay $75 a night for a hotel room in Minneapolis. That […]


Living Close to the Land in the Adirondack Mountains, New York

After two weeks in the Adirondacks of upstate New York I began to learn more about the culture of the area. Though the Adirondack Mountains are ancient, the human history within them is relatively young. It is unusual to meet second generation residents and third generation families are a rarity, so it was a rare […]


Diamonds and Rubies, Oh My! Herkimer, New York

Nearly twenty years ago, I met another rockhound who traded crystals with me. I was living in Arizona at the time, so I gave him copper-bearing specimens like azurite, malachite, and turquoise; in turn he presented me with Herkimer Diamonds from upstate New York. Tucked into hollow cavities in the dense gray rock were tiny, […]


Adirondack Park, Tupper Lake, New York

A cocoon of ethereal fog enveloped me as I walked to the end of the dock on Piseco Lake. The hush of dawn was interrupted by the gentle splish-splash of a solitary man walking languidly through calf-high water, far out into the lake. In the distance a white wolf-dog stood motionless in water up to […]

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A Day at the Shore, Ocean City, New Jersey

by Chi-town Spice Enjoy at day at the “Shore.” Folks from New Jersey call the beach, “the shore” and you will too after seeing the great beaches of Ocean City. Surfs’ been up in Ocean City NJ for decades, and the nightlife is one the kids will never forget.Music by: The Speedbumps (Kent, OH)

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Sea Legs: Virginia Beach, Virginia

by Allen Weiss In and around lovely Virginia Beach.

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