Monthly Archives: January 2010

Spotlight on Devil’s Tower National Monument

              Devil’s Tower is a huge monolith rising above the landscape of Eastern Wyoming.  It has long been a sacred place to Native American tribes (as a matter of fact, their legend about how Devil’s Tower was formed is … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Baltimore, MD, USA

              Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a remarkable area of resurgence and restoration that has become a model of urban renewal for the entire country.  The Inner Harbor has become a magnet for tourists and residents alike because of its … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bern, Switzerland

              Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is a beautiful, walled medieval city. The Old Town is compact, pleasant to walk, and loaded with charm. It is, fittingly, a UNESCO World Heritage Site   At one entrance to the town is … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Charleston, SC, USA

                Charleston, South Carolina, provides the visitor a glimpse of the Old South with its stately antebellum homes, tree-lined streets, gardens, and courtyards.  The Historic District is fairly compact and easy to walk (self-guided walking tour maps are available … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Atlanta, GA, USA

              Atlanta, Georgia, is the state’s capitol as well as the largest city in the southeast.  It is tourist destination for several reasons.             Atlanta is the birthplace of Coca-cola and the World of Coca-Cola is the most popular … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Segovia, Spain

              Segovia, Spain, is an enchanting and romantic city, northwest of Madrid.  It contains three spectacular sights, all worthy of time and photos.             First, the Alcazar is a Cinderella-like castle with many turrets and towers, in a glorious … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Cordoba, Spain

               La Mezquita, in Cordoba, Spain, began its existence as a mosque when construction began in 788 AD. The interior of the mosque is breathtaking with hundreds of red and white striped double arches.  The Mihrab, the most sacred … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Montreal, Quebec Province, Canada

               Montreal, Quebec, Canada’s second largest city, is a major all-season destination because of its cosmopolitan nature, its major, international recurrent events, such as its International Music Competition (mid-May to early-June), the Montreal International Jazz Festival (late-June to mid-July), … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Newport, RI, USA

               Not far from the capital city of Providence (nothing in Rhode Island is really very far away) is the popular tourist destination of Newport, Rhode Island, once the summer playground of the very rich, families such as the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Savannah, GA, USA

              Savannah, Georgia is a classic city of the Deep South, which grew on the backs of slave labor and the fortunes of cotton-farming.  The downtown area is laid out in an unusual way — homes and neighborhoods were … Continue reading

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