Monthly Archives: October 2010

Essential Travel Experience #24 – Admire the Opulence of a European Palace

   Europe has more castles and palaces than anywhere else on earth. The wealth that is displayed at these elegant abodes is truly incredible. Even though some of the palaces are occasionally referred to as castles and vice versa, I … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #23 — Enter a Time Capsule at a “Living History Museum”

    Do you ever wonder what life was like in the early days of the United States, or in a century of history that has fascinated you? Thankfully, there are opportunities to do just that at a “Living History Museum” … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #22 – Descend into a (hopefully!) Extinct Volcano

     There are many volcanoes around the world which are considered “extinct,” a term which implies that are unlikely to ever erupt again. Some of these volcanoes are fairly accessible and have been turned into tourist attractions. Many of them … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #21 — Ride a Train

    Trains used to be one of the preferred methods of transport around the world. Airplanes seem to have taken over that role, at least internationally, because of the ability to cover long distances in a fairly short amount of … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience # 20 – Walk in the Footsteps of Caesar

     The Roman Empire was headquartered in Rome, Italy for hundreds of years. It was probably a hub-bub of activity because the task of ruling such a huge empire required thousands of workers and other individuals, twenty-four hours per day … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #19 — Ride a Gondola in Venice

       Although the price has gotten fairly steep in the last ten (10) years, one of the Venice’s quintessential experiences is a gondola ride. Whether you have a great singing gondolier or just a relaxing trip, nothing beats the soothing, … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #18 – Spend Day after Day at the World’s Largest Museum

      The Smithsonian Museum, in Washington, DC (and elsewhere) is the world’s largest museum. It is actually a collection of numerous museums, all bundled together under the same name. Each building of the Smithsonian would probably rank near the top … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #17 — Snorkel or Scuba Dive on a Coral Reef

      What an exciting experience it is to dive on a coral reef, to see beautiful, colorful fish seemingly just inches from your hands. You feel as though you are part of the ecosystem, that they see you as just … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #16 — Visit a World-Class Zoo

    A visit to a zoo is both a rite of childhood and an educational experience which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Some of the older and smaller zoos are depressing experiences. The animals are housed in … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #15 — Enjoy the “Sport of Kings” at a Great Venue

      Thoroughbred Horse Racing has long been known as the “Sport of Kings.” Despite the acronym the sport has had an up-and-down history. At times horse racing has been portrayed as an activity associated and sometimes controlled by The Mob. At … Continue reading

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