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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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Majestic Windmills of Amsterdam

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Majestic Windmill by Njaj Amsterdam is the beautiful capital city of the Netherlands. It is a city steeped deep in 17th century history through its buildings, streets and canal ways. It is home to windmills or windmolen as they say in Dutch – the language of Holland. There was
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Top 5 Things to do in Ireland

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Irelands Lush Countryside by Florian Fuchs When you think of the country Ireland, the color green may instantly comes to mind, as do its green patchwork and grassy hillsides. Officially known as the Republic of Ireland and nicknamed the Emerald Isle, its magical scenery attracts visitors from around the globe
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Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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We hadn’t been to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in years. Caught up in traveling all around the world, we had almost forgotten this charming town tucked away at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the United States. The beautiful LeConte
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3 Things to Do in Boquete, Panama if You’re not a Birder or Mountain Hiker

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Perched in the misty hills some 3,800 feet above sea level in central Panama, the small town of Boquete (Spanish for ‘the gap’) has attracted countless visitors  interested in the flora and fauna of the cloud forest since its founding some 100 years ago. Boquete’s elevation gives it a dramatically different
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From Volcanoes to Ziplines: El Salvador’s Wild Side

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Tour guides often refer to El Salvador as “the country of 40 minutes.”  Because it is the smallest country in Central America, flanked by Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the northwest, you can easily hike a volcano in the morning, grab lunch at the beach, and end your
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Victoria Falls Safari Club, Zimbabwe

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Africa, All Inclusive, Birdwatching, Lodging, Rafting, River Cruises, Safari, Style, Wild Life, Wine Tours

The Victoria Falls Safari Club is the ultimate in lodge accommodations. Each of their sixteen club rooms and four spectacular suites have private patios and uninterrupted views across the bushveld. It’s all a potent mix of African wilderness and history seamlessly blended with exotic luxury, complete with a private check-in
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Going green (really green) on the Emerald Isle for St. Patty’s Day

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As Ireland’s national holiday approaches, visions of all things green will sweep over the island, as well as fill the minds of Irish descendents spread across the globe, many of whom make pilgrimages back to their motherland on the ever-popular St. Patrick’s Day. Green everything in all shades is usually
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Virginia Beach Campgrounds, Rest and Relax

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Virginia has long been a reliable source of natural beauty. Preservationists have taken on the painstaking responsibility of conserving their national forest and parks, while making them available to campers and other nature lovers.  So far their success has been phenomenal.

Virginia Beach Campgrounds

There are many campgrounds available on
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The Most Beautiful Spot in the World?

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Some of early-America’s greatest painters and writers called this one of the most beautiful spots in the world. On the map, it’s only two hours north of Manhattan. But it may as well be a world away. The Kaaterskill Clove is a Catskill Mountain ravine of stunning beauty, with dense
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Barbudaaaahhhh…. Soul-Soothing Serenity and Postcard Perfect Pleasures

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Antigua’s small sister island  Barbuda is truly unspoiled Caribbean at its finest, and we were enroute to Lighthouse Bay Resort www.lighthousebayresort.com sandwiched on a thin sandbar that snakes for some 17 pristine, private miles and accessible only by air, (small plane or helicopter) or a  long ferry ride (three hours) and
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Aruba’s Offbeat Activities

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Aruba is best known for its spectacular beaches and surf side sun and fun, but there are many cool and offbeat activities well worth seeking out that you’ll rarely find anywhere. Here are a few of them… Adopt a Donkey Donkeys at the sanctuary like to play football with coconuts!
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Eco Tourism in Grenada

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An Eco-Caribbean Vacation Grenada, a small, Eastern Caribbean island, sits at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands.  Despite its Caribbean location, Grenada is not primarily a beach destination. The mountainous island is home to an active undersea volcano, lush rainforests, scenic parks and exotic bird-watching locations. Grenada’s Flag The
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Affordable and Luxurious Great Smoky Mountain Vacations

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When many hear of a Smoky Mountain Vacation they may picture rustic cabins, hunting or animal watching, perhaps a lazy walking trail or two, and a whole lot of peace. While peace is plentiful in many areas of the Great Smokys, there is also a plethora of highly active entertainments
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