Monthly Archives: January 2010

Spotlight on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

             The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is located east of Portland, Oregon, on the border between Oregon and Washington.  The Historic Columbia River Highway offers access to the area’s attractions.  Perhaps the most dramatic of these is Multnomah … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

              Chichen Itza, the “City of the Water Wizards”, is probably the best-preserved of the ancient Mayan sites in all of Mexico. Archaeologists think the city may have been home to 35,000 people at its zenith, from about 800 … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Milan, Italy

               Milan, Italy is a very large city in northern Italy, noted today as a fashion center. However, it is of great interest to the tourist because of its Duomo, one of the largest and most beautiful churches in … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bratislava, Slovakia

               Bratislava, Slovakia, is a relatively undiscovered gem of Eastern Europe.  Only 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Vienna, it is a world away in culture.  The town center is a charming, small, compact area with an adorable town square.  … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Austrian Tyrol

              The Austrian Villages of the Tyrol are world famous for skiing and are also significant because of their lovely setting, nestled among the Austrian Alps.             Innsbruck, Austria has long been recognized as one of the premier skiing … Continue reading

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