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Head to the Canadian Rockies!

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A travel writer colleague of mine plans to be in the Canadian Rockies in October. My advice to her: Take a Saint Bernard dog with a little barrel of brandy around its neck. When is the best time to head to the mountains of Canada’s province? From right now and through September the weather will […]

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Making Your Way to Barcelona

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Five years ago I knew I was going to spend all of September in Europe. But all I had booked were round-trip flights from San Francisco to London. I hadn’t made a decision about which places to visit. So many interesting choices, so little time. I came up with several possible itineraries, and one would […]

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A Snowy Spring Surprise

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Mother Nature is fickle. One week she blows hot. The next week, she blows not just cold, but cold and snowy. That’s what happened in late April and May at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the California’s “Range of Light,” the Sierra Nevada mountains. As luck would have it, my visit to the […]

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Big Spiders, Big Trees, and Mr. Muir’s Big Rock

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Spiders. Not just one or two. Hundreds, maybe thousands. Huge, hairy, scary ones. Crossing the road, headed toward us. Runnnnnnnnn! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 Dick Jordan Republish This Article

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Galway: Coffee, Pubs and Rings

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The Irish city of Galway has many enchanting properties, and although I hardly spent a full day there, it was enough to make me decide that I’ll definitely be back one day; hopefully sooner than later. While I might not be able to list everything…

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Lassen: An Undiscovered National Park Gem

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Yellowstone gushing with geysers and populated by herds of bison. Yosemite with waterfalls streaming over granite cliffs. The Grand Canyon with its grand views across the Colorado Plateau. These are the crown jewels of the National Park System in the Western United States. I’ve been there, seen them. But to me, lesser-known Lassen Volcanic National […]

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Athens From The Sea (Or How I Nearly Died)

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(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.) Athens from the Sea, or, How I Nearly Died. (via Finding the Universe) “That’s a big camera!”, exclaimed the Captain. Leaning in, he conspiratorially whispered: “Would you like to go up the mast?” I peered up into […]

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York Can Make You Smell Like a Viking

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For about three centuries or so, the Vikings were, as the British would say—and they should know, having been raped and pillaged by them—a “bad lot.” About 800 years after this Scandinavian scourge ceased be a threat to peaceful life in Europe, Hollywood brought th0se scruffy sea-faring rouges to the big-screen in the 1958 movie, […]

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Highlights of a Visit to Rio de Janeiro

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As a big fan of killing two birds with one stone (figuratively), I am always pleased when travelling to a location coincides with something else I had wanted to do. Like visiting a friend or relative who happens to live there, or attend a conference…

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New Cape Cod Guide Reveals Treasured Summer Hideaways

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As the weather warms, anticipation builds throughout New England – it’s almost time to escape to the Cape!  Stretching out like a big fist pump, the 70 mile scenic arm of Cape Cod beckons all to come play on its 600 miles of sandy coast.  But…

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Seeing the “Ultimate” Halifax

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By Trevor J. Adams GO PLAY OUTSIDE At the south end of the peninsula, Point Pleasant Park is a popular year-round destination with native Haligonians and visitors alike. Coastal and woodland trails draw people year-round, but the park really comes to…

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It’s For The Birds: The Monterey Bay Aquarium Aviary

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium has been on various “top 10” lists of aquariums and attractions published by Travel + Leisure Family, Parents Magazine, and TripAdvisor. Having seen the place jam-packed with visitors on the several occasions I’ve been there, including earlier this month, those ratings come as no surprise. The Aquarium is known for its […]

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Seeing John Steinbeck’s Monterey

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In a real and lasting way, author John Steinbeck put his home stomping grounds, Monterey County, California, on both the literary and tourism map. Here’s what I learned about Steinbeck’s legacy while visiting Monterey County this month. Steinbeck Festival Kicks Off Every  year for the past thirty-four, Salinas, an agriculture center less than twenty-miles east […]

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Rock On (or not) in Quebec, Mon Ami!

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If you visit Québec (the city, situated on the St. Lawrence River) in Québec (the province) between July 3rd and 13th this year, it may look more like the U.S.A. than a little bit of Europe in Canada. No, the classy, classic architecture that gives Québec City a European feel isn’t going to be replaced, […]

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Rediscovering Camelot in The Land of the Kennedy’s on Cape Cod

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This past November, the nation paused to commemorate 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic presidents in American history. Elected President at the age of 43, John F. Kennedy was the youngest man to ever hold that office. Kennedy…

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Becoming a Beer Nerd in Poznan

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Yes, it’s me again, the German lady who doesn’t like beer, and I am going to talk to you about… beer! No, I still don’t like beer, but I gained a whole lotta respect for beer culture, and I thought I’d spread the word. Okay, I’m saying that…

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Where to Escape in the Middle East and Indian Ocean Now

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By Sophia Khan Have you ever returned from a busy holiday abroad, only to find that you needed yet another vacation to recuperate from hours of hectic sightseeing?  These eco-luxe resorts allow for the art of vacationing in its most quintessential…

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Tiny and Trendy, World’s Smallest Vacation Rentals That Deliver Big Memories

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Pint-Sized Retreats:  A Guide to ‘Tiny’ Vacation Rentals That Leave Big Impressions When I yearn to get away from the stress and break-neck pace of everyday life, I prefer to head somewhere snug and comfortable. Sure, you can find those adjectives…

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The huge differences in Italy’s regions

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Today’s featured post was provided by Paul, and is all about the big differences in Italy’s regions. Regular readers will know that I’m a big fan of Italy, having visited many of it’s regions, and I can attest to the need to visit them all.…

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Traveler’s Guide to Coorg, The Scotland of India

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(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.) Travelers’ Guide to Coorg, The Scotland of India (via Wicked Good Travel Tips) The State of Karnataka is the home of Coorg, one of the most happening tourist spots in south western India. Here is a brief […]

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Winter Fun with Kids in New York City

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(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.) Winter Fun With Kids in New York City (via Wicked Good Travel Tips) We have great recommendations for fun winter activities with kids in New York City. As we all know trying to find something to do […]

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Exploring Halong Bay, Stunning Jewel of Vietnam

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Southeast Asia is an extremely picturesque region and Vietnam in particular is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.  The south of the country is home to the Mekong Delta, with its amazing floating markets and unique ways of life. The central…

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