Category Archives: Essential Travel Experiences

Essential Travel Experience #100 – Help preserve a World Heritage Site

     The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an arm of the United Nations and one of its charges is to identify and designate important historical and cultural sites around the world to be preserved for future generations. They … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #99 – Cruise to a Special Island

     Cruises are a great way to travel since you basically can sample a number of destinations while taking your hotel with you. No packing and unpacking; no trying to catch a train or plane; no struggling with directions in … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #98 – Check out One of America’s Great State Parks

    The National Park System in the United States is the gold standard of conservation and preservation. Our beautiful country has set aside some of its most spectacular scenery and some of its most significant historical sites for the benefit … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #97 – Check Out a Beautiful Room

     The magnificence of a palace is often reflected in its rooms. Some portray elegance and opulence, some simplicity and utility, some have a style of architecture which puts the entire structure to shame, and some have a historical significance. … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #96 – Remember Don Quixote at a Windmill

     Surprisingly, there are still many windmills around the world. An old style of technology, used for grinding grain or pumping water, this use of wind energy has been replaced by more modern and more efficient structures. Now, windmills mostly serve … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #95 — Learn Something New at a School

    Schools are not typically the type of place that people head for on vacation. However, there are some special schools that are interesting to visit, perhaps because of their architecture or maybe something they display or offer to the … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #94 – Bring the Kids to a Fun Place

      More and more people are bringing their children with them on vacation. Whether it’s the modern trend or the fact that day-care is very expensive or that today’s family is more fractured so looks forward to vacation time as … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #93 – Get Educated at a Science Museum

   I love science! As a former high school science teacher, I learned and taught in many scientific disciplines. Over the years, I have taught the following subjects: Biology, Ecology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, Oceanography, Earth Science, Physical Science, … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #92 — Eat Dinner at a Famous Restaurant

    We all have to eat, even on vacation. So you might as well plan to eat at one of the world’s famous restaurants. Who knows, this could be the best part of your trip.     Actually, I prefer to … Continue reading

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Essential Travel Experience #91 – Attend a Major Sports Event

     Sports are some of the world’s most popular activities, both for athletes and spectators. As a result, there are many iconic sports venues which transcend the ordinary. Try to at least stop in at some of these arenas or … Continue reading

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