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The Romantic Castles of the Loire Valley Have you ever wanted to visit a romantic, centuries-old castle in France? There’s something very ethereal about taking a walk back in time when life was both simpler and yet more difficult than today. In an age of technology where instant communication can be commanded at the tip of one’s fingertip, it’s a curious...

GPS Alternative When I travel, I like to walk as much as I can when I’m sightseeing. Not only is walking great exercise, but it certainly beats trying to capture a snapshot from the top of a double-decker bus. I think if you’ve made the effort to come to another town/city/country, you should want to see said area up close...

Your dreams are as big or small as you want them to be Oxymoronic? No, I don't think so. I believe vacations are the best way to reintroduce yourself to…..you. It's so easy…..dangerously so…..to get caught up in our workday and family obligations that we forget that our own batteries need to be recharged and our spirits revitalized every once in...

I spied the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, at dusk, through the bluish-grey clouds that gave them shelter from prying eyes like mine.  Yet through it all, its coquettish beauty was neither easily hidden nor denied but instead was a covenant of spiritual enlightenment. So, it seemed to beckon, like so many other fools before me, to scale each of...

Dole Plantation was very interesting as well. There was no shortage of visitors pulling in and out of the large parking lot of this cheerful, yellow building with a brick red roof top. As you arrived, you were quickly greeted by lovely tropical flowers that spelled out the name DOLE in the grass that led you up the walk way...