Monthly Archives: January 2009

Walking Tour of Memphis, Tennessee, USA

                                  Walking Tour of Memphis, Tennessee   Memphis, Tennessee is the birthplace of the “Blues,” soulful jazz first written by its founder, W.C. Handy. Not far from Beale Street is where “Rock and Roll” truly emerged, thanks to the … Continue reading

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An Excursion to the Everglades

        Today, we embarked on a return visit to Everglades National Park, which occupies the southern tip of the Florida mainland. We were here once before, in 1999, on our Southeastern USA trip (see archives), but summer is the worst … Continue reading

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Places of a Lifetime – Country Unbound (according to Gary)

      This category, despite the strange name, refers to harmony between civilization and nature, creating an idyllic location where one can get lost in nature but always close to convenience. Very few places in the world combine these two elements peacefully … Continue reading

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Places of a Lifetime – World Wonders (according to Gary)

       These are man’s monumental creations, unquestionably respected and revered by anyone who visits. They are the most enduring legacies from past civilizations and define man’s quest to live in harmony with, to control, and to reach beyond what the … Continue reading

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Places of a Lifetime – Paradise Found (according to Gary)

         Paradise, of course, is a very personal thing. It seems that National Geographic defines paradise as an island, because almost all of the listed locations are islands. I have also chosen several islands because their mystique is undeniable, but I … Continue reading

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Places of a Lifetime – Wild Places (according to Gary)

         Here are my preferences for the top wild places in the world. Wilderness is much more difficult to discover in today’s world, because human population seems to have inserted itself into almost every nook and cranny of the planet. … Continue reading

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Places of a Lifetime – Urban Spaces (according to Gary)

      Here are my choices as the most significant cities in the world, for travelers. All have a wealth of attractions, incredible architecture, and world-class activities, especially with regard to Art and History. My list is very similar to National … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Walking Tour of Victoria, British Columbia   Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. The city is equidistant from Seattle, Washington, and the city of Vancouver, on the British Columbia mainland. There … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

             Walking Tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia   Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a delightful city that gives the visitor the impression of a small town.  It became prosperous because of its harbor and access to the Atlantic Ocean, and this … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Key West, Florida, USA

                   Walking Tour of Key West, Florida   Key West is the southernmost city in the continental USA and, besides its fantastic weather and climate, has drawn tourists for many years due to its devil-may-care residents and their strange activities.  Ernest … Continue reading

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