Category Archives: Spotlights

Spotlight on Mammoth Cave National Park, USA

               Mammoth Cave National Park, in western Kentucky, claims to be the longest cave system in the world.  Access to the caves is by guided tour only.  A variety of different tours are offered, with varying degrees of difficulty, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Grand Teton National Park, USA

              Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming combine to create an area of great scenic beauty, just south of Yellowstone National Park.  Follow Routes 89 and 191 which wind parallel to the Teton range and afford excellent … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Outer Banks, NC, USA

               The Wright Brothers Memorial is located on an area of the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Although a very popular destination in the summertime, because of the extensive water recreation activities available, the area is … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Williamsburg, VA, USA

              Williamsburg, Virginia is an authentic, recreated/restored 18th century city which operates as if in a time capsule to give the visitor a glimpse of life in Colonial America during the 1770’s.  In reality, it is a huge outdoor … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Key West, FL, USA

                    Key West is the southernmost city in the continental USA and, besides its fantastic weather and climate, has drawn tourists for many years due to its devil-may-care residents and their strange activities.  Ernest Hemingway lived here for many … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

               Loch Ness has a mystique which transcends its beautiful setting.  Because of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, crowds flock to its shores to perhaps catch a glimpse of the prehistoric creature.  Because of that fact, heavy … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Torremolinos, Spain

               Torremolinos and the Costa del Sol are beach areas on the Mediterranean Sea which are extremely popular as a vacation resort for Europeans.  Torremolinos makes a good location for a base of operations because it is small enough … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Beaune, France

               Beaune, France is a charming village in the Burgundy region of France, just south of Dijon.  Besides wine-making, Beaune is noted for its hospices (almshouses), the most famous and recognizable of which is the Hotel-Dieu.  Note the distinctive … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Cambridge, England

              Cambridge, England, like Oxford, is a university town with an incredibly exalted tradition.  Numerous colleges (31 in all) make up this university. Of note are the King’s College Chapel, with its awe-inspiring fan-vaulted ceilings and its altarpiece, The … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Oxford, England

               Oxford, England is, of course, immediately associated with the great University, one of the world’s best.  The town of Oxford is a typical university town, in that all life seems to revolve around the people and events of … Continue reading

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