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TRAVEL BLOGS,
NORTH AMERICA

See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Agua Dulce, CA
Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Aleutians
Amelia Island, FL
Arizona Cowboy College
Aruba
Atlanta, Idaho
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Banff
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Belize
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
Calgary
California Coast
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Eastern Washington
Edmonton
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Hollywood
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Jacksonville, Oregon
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i 1; Kaua'i 2
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
La Quinta, Palm Springs, CA
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Long Beach
Maine
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Mexico Images
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
North Dakota Blizzard
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oahu
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palm Springs Museum
Palouse Scenic Byway
Panama
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Route 66
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Diego Resort
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle
Seattle Parade Photos
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
Sun Valley, ID
Taos & Kit Carson
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Toronto
Utah
Vancouver
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Westlake Village, CA
Whistler, B.C.

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TRAVEL BLOGS,
EUROPE

Alcala, Spain
Amsterdam
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Assisi, Italy
Athens
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Bavaria
Beira, Portugal
Belgium
Berlin
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Copenhagen
Cortona, Italy
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Duxford Aviation Museum
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
France
French Alps
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Great Britain Photos
Hamburg
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Iceland 1; Iceland 2; Iceland 3
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour 1; Ireland Tour 2
Ireland Vacation
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Montenegro
Monte Verità, Switzerland
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Munich
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Orvieto, Italy
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Paris
Perugia, Italy
Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Poland
Port Meirion, North Wales
Portugal
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Pyrenees
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Rhone River, France
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Romania
Rome 1; Rome 2
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Sarlat, SW France
Saxony, Germany
Schwyz, Switzerland
Scotland 1; Scotland 2
Senigallia, Central Italy
Slovenia
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain
Spain (Edible Books)
Spello, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
Switzerland
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Turkey
Tuscan Farm
Tuscany
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vatican Museums
Vicenza, Italy
Vienna 1; Vienna 2
Wales
Wimbledon
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England
Zurich

TravelingBoy's 3 things About Kaua'i
...we didn't know about
KAUA'I

What do visitors do for fun in KAUA'I?

location map of Kaua'i and flag of Hawai'i

This installment of THREE THINGS is courtesy of Sue Kanoho, executive director, Kauai Visitors Bureau.

Hanalei Lookout (photo credit: Kauai Visitors Bureau/Kicka Witte)
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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
Paradise (and Culture) Found at the Ka'anapali Beach Resort

Ka'anapali Beach
Children frolic in the surf and sand. Parents and grandparents stretch out on lounge chairs around the pool, basking in the gentle Ka'anapali sun. I don't think I've ever seen so many multi-generational families in one place. I explore Sheraton Resort's pool that leads to a long circular canal, complete with cascading waterfalls, bridges and tropical vegetation that gracefully caresses the top of the pool's lava-enhanced walls.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: Bologna, Gone in 60 Minutes

a cup of caffe macchiato

"Our Man in Italy" is on the clock and under the gun as he races through triple-headed Bologna, biting, gulping and shooting along the way in this, his 17th Country Roads dispatch. Tick…tick…tick.

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Post Cards from Maine While Driving "Down East"

the York Old Gaol, Maine
Travel writers tend to be opinionated ... so may we mention our thoughts on Maine? Our favorite villages in that state are the two Kennebunks and we think the prettiest fishing village in the Pine Tree State is Camden – and the most interesting city to visit by far is Portland. Maine (although we do concede Portland, Oregon gives it a run for its money).

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Tim Mattox's travel article
Nathan James: Southern California Roots Run Delta Deep

Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers
When you first meet Nathan James, you wouldn't think he was anything more than a fun-loving, skateboarding, guitar-playing Southern California boy who loves the outdoors and hanging with his friends. James was born and raised in the secluded California village of Fallbrook, nestled among the avocado groves in North San Diego County.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Electric, Eclectic Fun and Food
In Long Beach


guests on the Black Canyon Raft Tour
Long Beach is known for its world-class Aquarium of the Pacific and the legendary Queen Mary ocean liner. But as I recently learned, the water-front city is also an eclectic paradise, full of incredible restaurants, great hotels, and a myriad of awesome activities. My summer getaway to the city began at the luxurious Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, located in the heart of the entertainment district in downtown.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: The Redheads of Maranello

a Ferrari on display at the Museo Ferrari at Maranello

Fancying the wind in his face and hairpin curves, "Our Man In Italy" is in hot pursuit of a bevy of redheads as he files his 16th Country Roads dispatch from a sports car-crazed town in the Emilia-Romagna.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Vieques, Puerto Rico: From Travesty to Tourism

a beach in Vieques, Puerto Rico
Picture this: From 1948 to 1999, the U.S. Department of Navy bombed the hell out of its own country. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration – but here's what happened. From the early 1940's, the U.S. military used a good part of Vieques, Puerto Rico, a small island off the coast, as a training ground for ship-to-shore gunfire, air-to-ground bombing, and Marine amphibious landings. It was not until a Puerto Rican security guard was accidentally killed by an errant bomb in April 1999 that the opposition began in earnest.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: The Good Humor Man of San Gim

World champion gelato maker Sergio Dondoli

Standing in the middle of Medieval Manhattan, "Our Man in Italy" has the scoop on why everyone screams for ice-a-cream as he files his 14th Country Roads dispatch from the cobble of San Gimignano.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country – A Relaxing Nearby Get-Away

balloon over the Temecula Valley
A lovely invitation arrived from the folks at Visit Temecula Valley inviting a select group of travel writers to cover their annual Balloon and Wine Festival, along with visits to some of their restaurants and award-winning wineries. In two delightfully packed days, we experienced a cross section of what this tiny gem of a bucolic vacation destination has to offer.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
The World in Miniature – So HUGE (And Extraordinary) You'll Not Believe It!

Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg

Do you like exploring countries overseas? When you get there, are you the adventurous type, seeking out unusual, offbeat things to see on your journeys? I wonder if, like me, you are fascinated by finding museums, or special attractions, that feature true-to-life designed toy models of ships, trains and planes – and just about everything in between?

Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
Leaving New York City Harbor
By Skip Kaltenheuser

Cappadocia scene
I've been on boats circling Manhattan which offer fine alternative perspectives on the island. But I was unprepared for the views one gets from a big ship departing the harbor. Last July 4th, my son, a couple of chums in tow, and I enjoyed the pleasure of departing NYC for the Caribbean on the Splendor, one of the behemoth cruise ships in the Carnival line. There were plenty of fun views along the trip, but the views of leaving NYC are the standouts.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: A Dark and Foodie Night

grilling meat at the Ristorante L'Astronave, Scorgiano

Batten down the hatches as "Our Man in Italy" eats and drinks his way through a proverbial dark-and-stormy night, stopping long enough to file his 15th Country Roads dispatch from Val d'Elsa in Tuscany.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Snaphots of Temecula Valley's Annual Balloon and Wine Festival

balloons at the Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival
Writer and photographer, Beverly Cohn offers a stunning photo journal of her two-days covering Temecula Valley’s annual Balloon and Wine Festival. Ms. Cohn visually conveys an intriguing look of what this tiny gem of a bucolic vacation destination nestled just north of San Diego in Southern California has to offer. Her trip was sponsored by Visit Temecula Valley.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
The Mermaid Parade
By Michael Schlueter

bridge at the Charlottenburg Palace grounds, Berlin
The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over New York City’s five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

remains of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz
In 1962, a dozen seniors escaped from East Berlin by way of ‘Der Senioren-tunnel,’ the Senior Citizens Tunnel. Led by an 81-year-old man, the group had spent 16 days digging a 160-foot-long and 6-foot-tall tunnel from a chicken coop to the other side of the Wall in West Berlin. The tunnel was tall because the group wanted to walk to freedom with their wives, proudly and unbowed.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
A Jogging Tour of Berlin
By Frank Mazer

bridge at the Charlottenburg Palace grounds, Berlin
Jogging between rows of flowers, the blue-white palace behind me, I must remind myself to focus on the task at hand rather than the beauty of the palace gardens. Small groups of tourists are present here and there and a jogger must be aware of circumventing them. There are many paths to choose in these palace gardens in Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
Cappadocia
By Skip Kaltenheuser

Cappadocia scene
Writer & photographer Skip Kaltenheuser focuses his camera on Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevsehir Province, in Turkey. The rocky landscape is honeycombed with networks of ancient underground settlements and outstanding examples of Byzantine art.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Mining for Adventure on the Mighty Colorado River

guests on the Black Canyon Raft Tour
Located a couple miles off the river, in Eldorado Canyon, the Techatticup Mine is the oldest, richest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada. It is part of a surreal ghost town that has been restored and preserved by Tony and Bobbie Werly, and today looks like a giant movie set, with original structures from the 1800s, along scores of old vehicles and signs, and a general store/museum building.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
Hiking Stryn: The Norwegian Fjord Country
By Frank Mazer

the town of Stryn, Norway
"Glaciers to left of us; glaciers to the right of us," This calls to us like thunder while chasms of several thousand feet separate us from them, but not from our blunder. Here we are. Our goal achieved, we stand next to the stone hut we could see from far below. We stand amidst a scattering of rocks. We stand where there are no streams and no pools of water and no faucet to be found. We, the experienced hikers, stand humbled, and we stand thirsty as we stare at our empty water bottles...

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TSA Warns Travelers About Taking Weapons

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European Safety – Tips for a Safe Trip to Europe

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Rail Europe is offering two new promotions for summer high-speed rail travel abroad. The first allows travelers to explore more of Italy for less with a $40 discount on the purchase of an Italo high-speed train ticket alongside a select Italian city-sightseeing tour. The second offer is 20% off Thalys high-speed trains that connect passengers between 17 top cities including a connection between Paris and Brussels in under ninety minutes.


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Useful Flight Information About Travel to Los Angeles

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Asiana Gets First Airbus A380 Jumbo Jet

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The Genesis of T-Boy’s Cartoons

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Europe’s Shame
by Günter Grass

Close to chaos, because the market is not just, you’re far away from the country which was your cradle.

What was searched and found with one’s soul, is now considered to be as worthless as scrap metal.

As a debtor put naked on the pillory, a country about which you used to say you were grateful, suffers.

Poverty doomed country whose maintained wealth adorns museums of the loot you kept.

Those [World War II German nazi occupation soldiers] who hit the country, blessed with islands, with the force of arms wore both uniforms and [books of German poet, inspired by ancient Greek poetry] Hölderlin in their knapsacks.

Barely tolerated country whose colonels were once tolerated by you as an alliance partner.

Country which lost its rights, whose belt is tightened and tightened again by the cocksurely powerful.

Antigone defying you wearing black and all over the country, the people whose guest you have been wear mourning clothes.

However, outside the country, the Croesus resembling followers have hoarded all what glitters like gold in your vaults.

Booze at last, drink! [European] Commissioners’ cheerleaders shout. However, Socrates gives you back the [hemlock poison] cup full to the brim.

Curse you as a chorus, which is characteristic of you, will the gods, whose Mount Olympus you want to steal.

You’ll waste away mindlessly without the country, whose mind invented you, Europe.

Send Deb your favorite travel poems.



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Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

Lazy Person's
Pancetta 'n' Peppers 'Deep Throat' Pasta

I love BELL PEPPERS. They're so colorful just lounging around in the fresh vegetable section of my local grocery store, or on display every Thursday in the local growers' produce corner of the huge, open-air market that snakes its way from the train station to Piazza dei Signori in downtown Vicenza, Italy.

Those bright red, yellow and orange capsicums really catch your eye and easily draw you in...

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China
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Emirates Airlines
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Iligan City, Philippines
Japan 1; Japan 2
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The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Pendleton Warrior
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite 2
2013 San Diego Blues Festival
Phil Gates
Rod Piazza Birthday 2
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
'Iceman' Albert Collins
Lightnin' Malcolm

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
3 Men, 3 Women and 3 Bears
Dangerous Snake
The Truth About Reindeer
Health Warning
Do You Want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?
Irish Jokes
Outback Half-Wit
Irish Millionaire
Laundry Man
Moses and the Red Sea
Two Norwegians
How the War Between Ireland and France was Averted
Jewish Haikus
Italian Profiling
Paraprosdokians
The Middle Wife
Welsh Holiday
Alberta Snow
Complete and Finished
Alzheimer's Test
Fairy Tale
Agricultural Inspector
News from Libya
Chinese Food
Baby Polar Bear
Spanish Delicacy
Truck
Mexican Jews
British Humor
A Chicken Walks Into a Bar
First Child
Hello?
Irish Babes
Italian Golfer
Sleeping With Bob
The Crows of Massachusetts
Snow Parking
Hamburg Visits Los Angeles CA
Airplane Water Landing
Team Effort
Freeloaders
Leviticus 20:13


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