Most Surprising Towns & Cities
February 22nd, 2011

Part of the lure of traveling is the unexpected, the unknown factor. That can, of course, come in many forms some of which may not be so pleasant. Often, though, I find this in the form of destinations that take me by surprise – those which you don’t expect to love, or don’t know what [...]

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Photo of the Day – Punta Cana’s Moon Palace
February 21st, 2011

The beach outside of the Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Photo of the day – Geneva Geyser
February 19th, 2011

Lake Geneva Geyser, Geneva, Switzerland

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Photo of the Day – Lyon’s Notre Dame
February 19th, 2011

Paris may claim the most famous Notre Dame in the world, but Lyon’s Notre Dame Basillica is also quite impressive. Walk or take the funicular to the top of the hill where the church sits. The view from the top is worth the climb (or ride) up alone.

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Photo of the Day – Rhythm in the Streets
February 11th, 2011

A street band in Barcelona near the city’s Arc de Triopmhe. Part of a festival on a beautiful day in April, 2010.

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Photo of the Day – Thailand’s Floating Market
February 10th, 2011

Even if you have never been to Thailand, you may recognize this market from a chase scene in an old James Bond movie. In real life, the Damneon Saduak floating market does indeed have a lot of commotion, though it’s not particularly James Bond material. ┬áInstead, it’s visitors and merchants haggling over prices and canoes [...]

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Photo of the Day – Child’s Play in Portland
February 9th, 2011

Child playing in a fountain in Portland, Oregon. ┬áIt was October (2009) and incredibly warm for Portland at that time of year – over 90 degrees. Had a blast watching the kids play in the fountain. Felt like running myself!

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Spring Suggestions
February 8th, 2011

This stormier than usual winter seems to have kept people cooped up inside, and I bet a lot of people are itching to get out and about. I know I am! The abundance of natural growth, warmer temperatures and lengthening daylight hours make the spring a great time to travel. In addition, it’s not yet [...]

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