Monthly Archives: November 2010

Essential Travel Experience #44 – Visit a Sport or Entertainment Hall of Fame

    Leisure activities are an important source of relaxation and stimulation, especially now, in the 21st Century. Just as we adore and pay tribute our heroes and Presidents (see Experience #37), we also worship our sports and entertainment heroes. They … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #43 – See an American Mansion

   Palaces in America are not quite as elaborate as European castles but they are, nevertheless, quite astounding. The home of Capitalism certainly engenders the amount of wealth necessary to construct a palatial residence. At any rate, there are many … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #42 – Visit a Lighthouse

     They are lone sentinels, braving the elements and promising refuge from the storms, and safety from dangers. They have captured our imaginations and are seen as beacons of hope in the darkness. There are thousands of them around the … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #41 – Compare some unusual Man-Made, Free-Standing Structures

  Man seems to be fascinated with heights. We build tall buildings, always seeming to compete to have the tallest. We love air travel and we are mesmerized by space travel. Part of the reason must be the dramatic view … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #40 – Go to the Rose Bowl Parade

    One of the most famous parades in the world takes place each New Years Day in Pasadena, California. The Tournament of Roses Parade actually pre-dates the Rose Bowl, with which it is normally associated. The parade began in 1890 while … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #39 – Immerse Yourself in the French Quarter

       New Orleans is one of the most exciting and fun cities in the world. It is the birthplace of jazz, and music can be heard everywhere, at all times of the day and night. Of course, everyone is familiar … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #38 — Study Native Cultures in North America

     Even though the United States is one of the leaders of Western Civilization, Europeans were not the first settlers of North America. Long before the Pilgrims and other colonists arrived here from Europe there were thriving communities throughout what is … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #37 — Visit Presidential or Hero Monuments

    We truly worship our heroes! One of the major ways to show our adoration is to immortalize these men or women with a statue or monument. Thus, travelers find these monuments all over the world, especially in tourist destinations … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #36 — Wander among Roman Ruins around the World

     The Roman Empire extended from Northern Europe into the Middle East and Africa. It lasted for hundreds of years, during which time there was much building throughout the Empire. Many of the structures erected during this time still remain, … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #35 – Admire the World’s Greatest Sculptures

     As one travels around the world, they become aware of and are able to see some of the world’s best sculptures. Some are found in Art Museums, some are found in religious buildings, and others can be found displayed … Continue reading

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