Monthly Archives: February 2010

Spotlight on San Antonio, Texas

              The Alamo and the Paseo del Rio are San Antonio, Texas’ major attractions.  The Alamo is an old, Spanish mission which was the scene of a famous battle in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico. The Alamo … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Toronto, Ontario, Canada

               Toronto, Ontario, is Canada’s largest city, and, as might be expected, has an extensive variety of attractions.  Perhaps the most impressive is the CN Tower, considered the tallest free-standing structure in the world, at 1,815 feet.  The views … Continue reading

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Spotlight on York, England

              York, England, a walled, medieval city in the northern part of the country, is a well-preserved look at England during the Middle Ages. The city center is pedestrian-only, cobbled, and loaded with charm.  Walk the city walls for … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of San Marino

       Walking Tour of San Marino   San Marino is the oldest and smallest Republic in the world. It is located to the northeast of Rome, near the Adriatic coast, and is entirely surrounded by Italy.  The town of … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

                     Walking Tour of Charlottesville, Virginia               Charlottesville was the home of one of America’s most revered and respected presidents and statesmen, Thomas Jefferson. It is an important tourist destination in the United States because of Monticello, Thomas … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Salem, Massachusetts, USA

                   Walking Tour of Salem, Massachusetts, USA               A popular excursion from Boston, for those desiring to become more immersed in Colonial history, is to travel north to Salem, Massachusetts, where visitors are transported back in time to … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Nashville, TN, USA

              The Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, Tennessee, is the nation’s longest-running radio program. The original venue, in downtown Nashville, has been abandoned in favor of a 4,400 seat auditorium on the grounds of Opryland (now the Gaylord Opryland), … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

               Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, is the symbol of the province, seen on all its advertisements, and a fitting tribute to the Bay of Fundy which boasts the highest tides on earth.  The rocks themselves are basically sea stacks … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Umbria, Italy

               Umbria is another region which contains some of Italy’s famous Hill Towns. Probably the most significant and most visited is Assisi.  This was the venue of St Francis of Assisi, forever associated with and seen surrounded by animals, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

              Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a delightful city that has the feel that of a small town.  It became prosperous because of its harbor and access to the Atlantic Ocean, and this attribute has been lovingly exploited with the … Continue reading

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