Monthly Archives: October 2009

Spotlight on Everglades National Park

    Everglades National Park, in southern Florida, preserves a vast wetland complete with an incredible variety of wildlife, including alligators, crocodiles, manatees, Florida panthers, and a tremendous number of birds.  A boat cruise is the only way to see much … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Olympic National Park, USA

              Olympic National Park, in the northwestern corner of Washington, is a park with something for everyone.  It has snow-capped mountains; it has wild, unspoiled beaches; it has eerie and unusual Temperate Rain Forests; and it has abundant wildlife … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Yosemite National Park, USA

                Yosemite National Park is another park whose images are extremely familiar to everyone.  From the writings of John Muir to the photographs of Ansel Adams, the park’s vistas are legendary.  Yosemite represents glacial landscape at its best.  From … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Yellowstone National Park, USA

                Yellowstone National Park is not only America’s first national park, but is, probably, the premier national park in the US.  It combines dramatic scenery, exemplified by the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, with incredible thermal areas, e.g. Old … Continue reading

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15 Things To Do in Las Vegas, NV, USA

     “Sin City” is one of the world’s most popular destinations. Many people return again and again, year after year. The major attraction, of course, is gambling — the largest concentration of gaming facilities in the world; however, Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Las Vegas, NV, USA

               Las Vegas is one of the most exciting locales in the world.  Many casinos vie for the tourist dollar by enticing them with both free and fee attractions.  This is truly a place that never sleeps!  Whether it … Continue reading

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12 Things To Do in Amsterdam, Netherlands

      The city of Amsterdam has a dubious reputation as a place that tolerates what in some locations are deemed to be illegal activities. Marijuana use is permitted, as well as prostitution, in the city’s famous “Red-Light District.” The city, however, possesses … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Amsterdam, Netherlands

               Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ most famous city, is well known throughout the world for its tolerance and laissez-faire attitude.  Marijuana smoking and possession is allowed and prostitution is tolerated.  But this large city with its many canals has much … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Philadelphia, PA, USA

              Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is another great American city which is loaded with history.  It was once the capital of the young United States. Its major attractions focus on colonial times in America (the mid to late 1700’s)             Independence National … Continue reading

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10 Things To Do in Brussels, Belgium

       The capital of Belgium is a modern, thriving city and a center for the European Union. However, its medieval town center and its past have been carefully preserved and provide visitors with several significant attractions.  Here are my favorites. … Continue reading

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