Monthly Archives: June 2007

Small Town America – Installment 1 – Northern New England

Great small towns or cities to visit in New England             Maine                             1. Ogunquit                        This small town on the southern coast of Maine affords an ideal combination of activities and ambience to please just about anyone. First, … Continue reading

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Great Squares of Europe

      Anyone who goes to to Europe is always amazed at the grand squares in many of the cities and towns which are both gathering places and showcases. Most of them are lined with popular cafes and shops, and are … Continue reading

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Grand Palaces of Europe

         In our travels throughout Europe, Lee and I have visited numerous royal palaces. Many still function today as residences of the reigning monarch, although there are others which are now nothing more than grand, elegant tourist attractions. They appeal … Continue reading

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Great American Mansions

       America is fairly young in world history, so it does not have many extremely old or historically-rich places, but, because of its incredible wealth, it has many sumptuous estates which may be visited by the tourist. The following is … Continue reading

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Great Castles of Europe

       Lee & I have traveled Europe extensively and would like to share a list of the best castles we have visited.  We look forward to future travels on the continent to widen the list, but here it is for … Continue reading

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Europe’s Great Religious Buildings

          The following is a list of some of Europe’s and the planets’s greatest religious treasures which Lee and I have visited.                  1. St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City                         St Peter’s Basilica, the central symbol of the Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Great Scenic Drives

      The following is a list of some of the world’s greatest scenic drives, according to Gary & Lee.                     1. Amalfi Coast, Italy, from Positano to Amalfi                           This narrow road (Rte 163) winds precipitously along the cliffs above the Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Issues VII – Highways vs Scenic Routes

      Should we get there as soon as possible, by the shortest, most direct route, or should take it easy and take a more leisurely, more scenic route? This is often an issue when taking a road trip. Ultimately, I … Continue reading

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Useful Information VI — Money-saving Suggestions on Road Trips

     In these days of extremely high gas prices around the world, are there ways of saving money while taking road trips? I think there are ways although it is getting more and more difficult.      When we travel by … Continue reading

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Useful Information V — Long Range Travel Planning

      When I was younger and just beginning to travel, I firmly believed that I should begin with my own country (the USA). I was not interested in going elsewhere until I had seen what my country has to offer. … Continue reading

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