Category Archives: Destinations

Windswept castles, glorious beaches, wine collecting, exotic architecture, old-world charm and friendly natives:  - Fresh seafood with
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Northumberland – a county of extremes, from the rugged wilderness of the National Park and Heritage Coastline to the nearby vibrant city of
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Long Island, New York offers diversity, glamour, the good life, excitement or solitude; all within 125 miles. Orientated to the water and shaped
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Turkey has become increasingly popular, and now has over 17 million visitors each year. It is renowned for its history, hospitality, value for
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Thailand, formerly Siam, is an enchanting Buddhist Kingdom that is renowned for its natural beauty, its welcoming people and its sumptuous cuisine.
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The Costa de la Luz, on the western side of Andalucia, is a world apart from the more commercialized Spanish Costas, and the area has long been
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On the island of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean, lies the walled city of Valletta. With its magnificent baroque architecture and floodlit
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    • Volcanos and Penguins and Wine Oh My
      The 28 or so hours traveling here has proven to be more than worth itWhile the flight from Houston to Santiago was overnight and in the dark the three hours from Santiago to Punta Arenas were spent winging over the Andes. Amazing is a word overused i
    • A Mistake Visiting Myanmar
      Last week's events in Myanmar are deeply disturbing. It leads me to question my visit there a few years ago with Mr. Mike. We had a great experience met some interesting people and thought we were helping locals become employed in the tourist infrastru
    • Sphinx Avenue
      12th February LuxorThe construction of the Avenue of Sphinxes began during the New Kingdom and finished during 30th Dynasty rule of Nectanebo I 380362 BC.Around 1200 sphinx statues are thought to have lined this road together with barque chap
    • Cimitero Staglieno
      Gold Star Three The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno was one of the highlights over the Christmas period. It was planned in the 1850s in an inhabited area and lies now in an area not far from the centre of Genoa. It is one of the largest historical c
    • Gold star four Bitter Orange Trees
      I see bitter orange trees all over Liguria and they are delightful. Bitter orange trees originally came from South East Asia through Oman Persia and Egypt. They arrived in 1000AC on the coasts of the Arabian Mediterranean Sea Morocco Algeria T
    • The architecture of Joe Plenik
      12th February The architecture of Joe Plenik This renowned pioneer of 20th century modern architecture has had a largescale effect on Ljubljana similar to that of Antoni Gaud in Barcelona. In Vienna where he studied Plenik des
    • Maps
      Here's the map plan subject to change depending on whatever