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The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

I believe it would be fair to express that viewing images of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France are stirring and magical. It evokes feelings of wonderment and enchantment, and for some possible moments of breathlessness. Mont Saint-Michel (Pexel) Mont Saint-Michel was that for me, from the moment I first saw photos when I was young,… Continue reading The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Old Town Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Montenegro

Just speaking the name "Montenegro" sounds majestic and magnificent. Visiting the country was even more magnificent than speaking its name. Montenegro quickly became an Adriatic Sea favorite for me after visiting the old towns of Kotor, Perast, and Budva. Old Town Kotor In a cloistered district within a beautiful bay is the old fortified city… Continue reading Old Town Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Montenegro

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Aran Islands – Inis Mor | Discovering Ireland

Exploring the Aran Islands was one of those "off the beaten track" trips that I had taken while traveling through Europe. They are not resort style islands with sandy beaches, and vacationers tanning on beach towels. The Aran Islands were rocky, cold, and windy. The ferry ride from Galway was frigid, and far from being… Continue reading Aran Islands – Inis Mor | Discovering Ireland

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Murano, Burano and Torcello | The Islands of Venice, Italy

The little islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello were a sensational way to extend our trip in Venice, Italy. They are all picturesque and unique in their own way- One is famous for glass blowing, another has rows of colorful buildings and small canals, while the other has an impressive archaeological heritage. These islands of… Continue reading Murano, Burano and Torcello | The Islands of Venice, Italy

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Oia – Magical Sunsets of Santorini | Discovering Greece

The cliffside village of Oia in Santorini has been one of Greece's popular locations for centuries. I know that it was one of my favorites when I visited the Grecian Islands, as well as being loved by all those who have visited this town. Oia is magical, and for those who have been they have… Continue reading Oia – Magical Sunsets of Santorini | Discovering Greece

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Sensational Santorini – Living on the Edge | Discovering Greece

They say that Santorini is "Living on the Edge". When I visited this sensational Greek island, I understood its meaning. The topography of the island, and its beautiful towns are located along the edges of cliffs, which is quite dramatic. It is a remarkable island to visit, especially if you like life on the edge.… Continue reading Sensational Santorini – Living on the Edge | Discovering Greece

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Traveling for a Sensational Sunset | Fatnas Island, Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Fatnas Island, Siwa Oasis, Egypt- "I now see why the Egyptians worshiped the sun!" That was a powerful 'in the moment' comment that I overheard an Egyptian-American doctor say. We were a small group of strangers who were watching the sunset on Fatnas Island, aka 'Fantasy Island'. I held on to that idea of the… Continue reading Traveling for a Sensational Sunset | Fatnas Island, Siwa Oasis, Egypt

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The Mythical Island of Delos – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

While we were taking a ferry across the Grecian Sea to the Island of Delos, my daughter who at the time was 18 years old commented, "No wonder people wrote stories about crossing the sea in Greece". As we both looked out onto that deep sea, riding the choppy waves with harsh winds in our… Continue reading The Mythical Island of Delos – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Konstanz along the Bodensee | Discovering Germany

I was having a travel conversation with a friend from Berlin, and he was intrigued at the number of cities that I had visited in his home country of Germany. At one point in the conversation he mentioned that I probably had seen more of Germany than most Germans, which I incredibly doubt. He did… Continue reading Konstanz along the Bodensee | Discovering Germany

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A Look Back at Lake Titicaca, Peru – A Memoir | Off the Beaten Track

On Lake Titicaca Off the beaten track locations have always been an interest of mine while traveling the globe. I have found myself in remote locations including Siwa Oasis in Egypt, the Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines, and in the Peruvian Andes at 16,000 feet above sea level. Traveling to locations such as these,… Continue reading A Look Back at Lake Titicaca, Peru – A Memoir | Off the Beaten Track

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Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exiting the Underground River I have been into numerous caverns and caves over my lifetime, so my curiosity about the Underground River in the Philippines got the best of me. One year, I decided that we should take a family trip to my parents homeland to ride canoe-like boats into a dark cave. We flew… Continue reading Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Hello from Orkney Islands! Visiting the Orkney Islands was quite the journey for me during my third trip to Scotland. These remote islands are an archipelago at the tip of northeastern Scotland, and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I believe that if you really wanted to visit this location, you would really have… Continue reading Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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The Ring of Brodgar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Greetings from the Ring of Brodgar! On a gray, misty and nippy September day, I found myself standing in front of the ancient Ring of Brodgar in Scotland. To be more precise, I was on the Orkney Islands along the Northeastern coast, which is an archipelago of Scotland. Orkney is at the tip top of… Continue reading The Ring of Brodgar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Visiting Skara Brae was quite the journey for me on my third visit to Scotland. This Neolithic Settlement is located on the Bay of Skaill, on the largest island of Orkney, which is an archipelago of Scotland. Orkeny is at the tip of northeastern Scotland, and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I felt… Continue reading Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Cebu’s Kasawan Falls | Exploring the Philippines

We had just parked the car after a lengthy drive from Cebu City, with my uncle at the wheel. We completed a road trip of over three hours, teetering on four, and all of us needed to stretch our tired bodies. My uncle owned a taxi cab in Cebu City, so he offered to take… Continue reading Cebu’s Kasawan Falls | Exploring the Philippines

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Cayo Costa State Park | Exploring Florida

Welcome to Cayo Costa! This unspoiled Gulf Coast island in Florida is a nature lovers paradise. It is peaceful, secluded, and can feel like you are on a private island. There are wind shaped trees, miles of white sand beaches, wildlife, and crystal blue waters. The best part of all is the freedom to explore… Continue reading Cayo Costa State Park | Exploring Florida

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The Bubble Room Restaurant | Captiva Island, Florida

It's Christmas all year round in Captiva, Florida! This little coastal island located off the Gulf of Mexico is my favorite place in all of Florida to visit. There are only a few places in the United States that I can say I feel at home and relaxed in. Both Sanibel and Captiva, Florida have… Continue reading The Bubble Room Restaurant | Captiva Island, Florida

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Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

If you are looking to cruise the Nile River in Egypt from Aswan to Luxor, I highly recommend the experience. Deciding on a boat cruise aboard a mid-size luxury liner is an extraordinary way to see the riverways of Egypt, as well as many of the important temples in Upper Egypt. Aswan, Egypt After doing… Continue reading Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

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Solo Traveling into SIWA OASIS, EGYPT

When I traveled to Siwa Oasis in October of 2019, I was traveling alone, an American female in her late 40s. I received a lot of different feedback when people saw video clips of me lost, and trying to locate my hotel in a remote desert town, thirty miles from the Libyan border. The majority… Continue reading Solo Traveling into SIWA OASIS, EGYPT

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The Golden Tiki | Lit in Las Vegas, NV

Venturing off the Las Vegas Strip for visitors is something that does not happen often. If it does it means that you have been to Sin City a couple of times, or know locals in the area. Let me tell you a something, there is a whole other world outside of The Strip which includes… Continue reading The Golden Tiki | Lit in Las Vegas, NV