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Christmas in Vegas with the girls

Christmas in Vegas with the girls

I never could imagine me spending Christmas in Las Vegas and staying at the same hotel as Prince Harry and Oprah. That’s the Harry who is third in line to the British throne and was photographed prancing around naked when he was there and the picture got in all the papers. Oprah and her girlfriend Gail stayed there during their Big Adventure road trip. The place where we all stayed (not at the same time, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Great cities, Memorable moments, Travel itinerary, United States

Photo gallery of Garden of Ninfa

Filed under: Photo galleries of great trips

The Garden of Ninfa, Sermoneta, Italy

The Garden of Ninfa, Sermoneta, Italy

I really was not prepared for the perfection of Ninfa.  I had watched Monty Don’s programme on Italian Gardens, purchased books on the subject and read the online blogs.  I noted the comments of our tour organizers that “they had saved the best to the last” and was informed that the New York Times called Ninfa the most romantic garden in the world.  Even so, the natural splendor of the place astonished me. Ninfa was the … Read entire article »

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Black Hills of South Dakota, USA

Black Hills of South Dakota, USA

 Andrew and Erin Sunter and their children Aidan and Parker travelled from Toronto, Canada through the northern United States, before heading up to Canmore, Alberta. The first couple of days were mostly spent driving, with stops at playgrounds that they found along the route. Parker had a meltdown and Aidan got carsick but the kids actually travelled very well. Finally they took a long break in the magnificent Black Hills of South Dakota. Highlights are … Read entire article »

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Hiking Valle de Cocoro, Colombia in rubber boots

Hiking Valle de Cocoro, Colombia in rubber boots

The Valle de Cocoro (Cocoro Valley) and the nearby town of Salento are two of the most popular tourist destinations in Colombia. The valley is part of Los Nevados National Natural Park. Stephanie Jack travelled there with two friends, staying in a hacienda that is run by American students who went for a visit and stayed indefinitely. One of the highlights of the trip was hiking in the famous Valle de Cocoro (Cocoro Valley). We got a … Read entire article »

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Stories museums tell us

Stories museums tell us

Editorial: The Museum of History in Kowloon has a permanent exhibition called The Story of Hong Kong. It is comprised of 8 galleries and more than 3,700 exhibits and it’s simply outstanding. The story begins 400 million years ago and ends on June 30, 1997 when Hong Kong was returned to China under the “One country, two systems” principle. They even display a newspaper clipping from the Toronto Star, one of ‘my’ newspapers, about the handover. Many … Read entire article »

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