Monthly Archives: September 2010

Spotlight on Chengdu, China

               Chengdu, China, is best known for its Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, which can be visited. Here, there are a number of pandas in beautiful habitats and a breeding area for those special times. Because these creatures have … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Costa Rica

               Costa Rica’s National Parks are world-renowned because of the huge percentage of the country which is preserved by law. National parks, wildlife refuges, and reserves make up almost 30% of the country’s land area. Obviously then, these pristine … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Nara, Japan

                Nara, Japan, is another ancient Capital, founded in 710 A.D. Nara Park (Nara Koen) contains many of the city’s most significant sights. Among them are the Todaiji Temple Complex, with its Daibutsu-den (Hall of the Great Buddha), the … Continue reading

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Themed Road Trip — Best Barbeque

       Great food is a major motivation for many people. Since I love barbeque, a road trip focusing on fabulous barbeque is an idea I have considered for quite a while. Even though you can find barbequed ribs or beef … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the British Virgin Islands

              The British Virgin Islands are a cluster of some 40 islands which are part of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, along the northeastern edge of the Caribbean Sea. The three main islands in the chain are … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Dubrovnik, Croatia

              Dubrovnik, Croatia, is a perfectly preserved medieval city on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.  Dubrovnik has a special charm because its city walls — the marble-paved squares, cobbled streets and beautiful buildings of old town, Stari … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Orlando, Florida, USA

              Orlando, Florida is an important destination for any tourist because it has attracted some of the premier amusement parks in the world. Its initial success, with Disney World has created a spiraling type of growth, with new venues … Continue reading

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