Monthly Archives: December 2010

Essential Travel Experience #85 – See a Show

     Always try to sample the local entertainment when in a foreign country. Often these experiences become some of the most memorable of a trip. In some cases, the type of entertainment can only be found in this one place. … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #84 – Stay in a Special Hotel

     There are many different opinions about lodging on vacation. Lee prefers the finer places; she likes to return to a wonderful room after a day of sightseeing. I don’t care where I stay; to me, a hotel is only … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #83 – Remember the Holocaust

    The murder of 6 million Jews and other ethnic groups by the Nazis during World War II is still one of the most horrific events in world history. Just as Americans will always remember September 11, 2001, so will … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #82 – Appreciate a Rugged Coastline

    There is nothing more dramatic than a rugged coastline with rocks jutting here and there and waves crashing. Sure, beaches are great and fun for the whole family, but a picturesque, rugged coast captures our imagination and stimulate all … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #81 – Climb a Tower

   Towers are wonderful things. They jut into the heavens, punctuating their majesty, and they give us a “bird’s eye view” of the area below us. I am pleased that we find so many of these structures in the center … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #80 – Take a Scenic Drive in the United States

    I love road trips! They are my favorite kind of vacation because I love to drive. To me, there is much to see along highways and byways that beckons the traveler. These things are missed when we fly or … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #79 – Be Solemn at a Monastery or Abbey

    Besides churches, there are other religious sites around the world which deserve mention. Monasteries and Abbies are places where devout religious orders are trained and housed. For the most part, the individuals who live in these establishments are here … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #78 – Admire a Row of Colorful Buildings

    Many places around the world are marked by a row or rows of colorful buildings, probably to grab the attention of visitors. The colors make the structures stand out and create a more interesting scene. Some of these places … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #77 – Pass Through a Gate

   Gates often give us a first impression of a place. Because they are entryways into a “new world,” they are frequently a preview of things to come. Therefore, cities, for instance, or homeowners will invest much effort and expense … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experienc #76 – Cross over a Bridge

  Bridges are a necessary accompaniment to modern transportation since rivers and other bodies of water are so common on the planet. From the simplest log structure to the modern high-tech steel masterpiece, bridges have existed for eons and will … Continue reading

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