Monthly Archives: September 2007

Great Places – Scotland & Wales

     Scotland and Wales are two of the countries which comprise Great Britain. Scotland is north of England while Wales lies to the northwest. These countries are somewhat different from England, both in language and landscape. The people are fiercely … Continue reading

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Great Places – Eastern Europe (Southern Group)

      Here are the remainder of the Eastern European countries which, again, have emerged from behind the wall of Communism and have entered the tourist scene of Europe. The southern group includes Slovenia, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Bulgaria (Croatia & Montenegro have … Continue reading

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Great Places – Eastern Europe (Northern Group)

      Eastern Europe includes countries which were, until fairly recently, possessions of the USSR and, for all intents and purposes, off the tourist map. Since the fall of Communism and the break-up of the USSR, however, these countries have joined the rest … Continue reading

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Great Places – Portugal

     Portugal lies at the southeastern extremity of Europe. Because of its long shoreline, it has long been noted for fishing and commerce. As a matter of fact, Portugal was one of Europe’s leader inexploration in the 15th and 16th … Continue reading

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Great Places – Switzerland

      Switzerland is an unusual nation. It has no native language, yet it has fierce national pride. It is small and sits in the center of Europe, yet has remained neutral in wars for hundreds of years. It is also … Continue reading

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New England Fall Foliage Road Trip I

     This is one of my favorite fall foliage day trips. Unbelievably, it passes through five (5) different states. It incorporates several interstate highways as a way of saving time, but primarily travels through a number of small towns and villages in New … Continue reading

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Great Places – Central Africa

       Central Africa is mostly about wildlife. Much of this is the heart of Africa, with dense jungles and broad savannnas. This area is much more difficult to get to, since cities and airports are few and far between. However, … Continue reading

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Great Places – Austria

      Austria is one of the most scenic countries in Europe. Much of its western sections are dominated by the Alps. The Danube River runs along the northern border. Besides adorable Alpine villages and the music-themed town of Salzburg, Austria contains the elegant city of Vienna, … Continue reading

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Great Places – Northern Africa

     Northern Africa is dominated by the world’s largest desert, the Sahara. Many of the great cities here began as caravan stops, oases, within the desert. Some have continued to today and have evolved into modern marketplaces. These fascinating locations … Continue reading

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