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Happy 100th Birthday to San Diego’s Famed Balboa Park

Balboa Park, just outside Automotive Museum.

A century ago, the world came to San Diego – an amazing feat, considering that much of the world did not know San Diego existed.…

Art in Philadelphia: More than just the Rocky Steps

To most, the name “Philadelphia” is synonymous with Rocky Balboa, the Liberty Bell, and soft pretzels.  But the cradle of American democracy boasts more than its well-known slew of historic landmarks and pop culture references – it is also home to a large number of world class art museums, complete with its very own Avenue des Champs-Élysées leading from City Hall to what is, arguably, the crown jewel in the city’s collection: The Philadelphia Museum of Art.…

Shrimping on the Lady Jane

If you have been on any dolphin watching cruises, you know they can be pretty boring at times.…

Eriska – Scotland’s Fantasy Island

Just a short drive from Oban, on Scotland’s west coast, is the quiet Isle of Eriska.…

Solo Safaris

Africa lies waiting for you

If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll have noticed how the world tends to revolve around couples.…

24 Hours in Budapest

Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Marcia Frost.

Budapest is one of the largest and most well-known cities on the Danube River in Hungary.…

In Northern France

Just on an hour’s drive south of Calais, wedged in between Le Touquet and Arras, in the historic Somme valleys, is Chateau Bermicourt.…

Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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.…

Where the Mississippi River is Born

St. Anthony Falls, at left, on the Mississippi River as seen from the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis.…

The Taste of Scotland’s Argyll

Scotland’s west coast is synonymous with excellent seafood. Its miles of coastline land fresh catches every day that are immediately taken to the region’s finest tables.…

Five Fabulous Bed and Breakfast Locations to Visit for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it and I can guarantee that most mothers would adore a getaway with you more than any other present you can imagine.…

5 Fine Caribbean Forts with a Story to Tell

Exterior view – Fort Christiansvaern, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. (Credit: courtesy – USVI Department of Tourism)

It wasn’t that long ago in human history when many of the islands of the Caribbean had to be well fortified due to the wider conflicts between the kingdoms and empires of Europe and even closer within the blossoming Americas.…

This is how to experience Niagara Falls

Falls on U.S. side. Photo by Michael Schuman.

The worst thing one can do at Niagara Falls is to simply stop and look at the falls.…

Seville: Discover the Secrets of Southern Spain
Food Tours:

From Bizet’s Carmen to Washington Irving’s Tales of the Alhambra, the lure of Spain’s Andalucía region has captivated travelers from around the world for centuries.  There is something captivating about the dry, arid region, where grandiose centuries-old cathedrals in Seville are surpassed in beauty only by the even older Islamic palaces.  Southern Spain, despite the seemingly relentless heat, has a romance to it, a mysterious exoticism that is difficult to experience anywhere else in Europe.…

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