Monthly Archives: June 2009

Travel Quotation 67 – Miriam Beard

   American historian and champion of women’s suffrage, Miram Beard, once wrote,           "Travel is more than a seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."         I … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the Twelfth (12th) Century

       This particular century features some of the world’s most famous churches as well as other iconic structures around the world. Considering that these structure are almost 1,000 years old, it is remarkable that they still exist in such good … Continue reading

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Travel Quotation 66 – Samuel Johnson

          Leave to Samuel Johnson to be totally practical and utilitarian about travel. His quote reads,                  "The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as … Continue reading

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Travel Quotation 65 – Leigh Hunt

     Poet and critic, Leigh Hunt, wrote,                "Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion."              Isn’t this the truth? Being accompanied by one’s family and inner circle is the most enjoyable type … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the Thirteenth (13th) Century

      We are now beginning to survey some of the oldest structures that still remain intact. When visitors confront these buildings, they are truly amazed at how long-lasting some places have been constructed. Here are my favorites from this time, … Continue reading

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25 Things To Do in New York City

      Here is a list of my favorite things to do while in the Big Apple. There is such a variety of activities here that a full week is necessary to do the town justice. Some of these activities or … Continue reading

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18 Things To Do in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

        Boston is one of America’s largest and most historical cities. It is the Mecca of the six-state region known as New England, and offers a multitude of activities for all ages, at all times of the year. Below is … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the Fourteenth (14th) Century

      This century features some remarkable structures, particularly in the Orient. My list can be viewed below and will be followed up with a photo album, shortly.             1. Palace of the Grand Masters, Rhodes, Greece (1320) – This … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the Fifteenth (15th) Century

      In this pivotal century we see many influences of the Renaissance, the burgeoning of the Arts which has become such an influential epoch in the history of the world. Again, many of the edifices that I have listed below … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the Sixteenth (16th) Century

      This century is replete with significant architectural gems, especially in Europe, where the tradition of elaborate residences and religious structures has drawn tourists from all over the world. Below is my list of the greatest of these treasures, listed … Continue reading

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