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New York City Financial District Overview

(Ellis Island, taken from Battery Park) · New York City Financial District Overview · (9/11 Memorial Reflecting Pool) As a child, I vaguely remember driving through New York City with my parents.  We did not stop.  I recall the skyscrapers, but nothing else. · (Looking back at Ma ...

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Wandering Through Beautiful Malaga, Spain

Wandering Through Beautiful Malaga, Spain · (Malaga Cathedral) · Miles and miles of beautiful beaches stretch along the sun drenched Mediterranean coast of Spain, the Costa del Sol. · Malaga lies as the gateway to this stunning section of Spain. · (Costa del Sol) · For the travel ...

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Mijas: Jewel of Andalusia

Mijas · Jewel of Andalusia · Mijas Pueblo · High above the Costa del Sol of Andalusia, Mijas Pueblo lies nestled into the side of the mountains. · The white washed village gleams in the sunlight. · When we decided to take the Disney TransAtlantic Cruise, we began to research the ...

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Cadiz, Spain: History, Architecture, Beaches, and Gardens

( Church of our Lady Carmen and Santa Teresa from Jardines de Alomeda Apodaca) · Cadiz, Spain · History, Architecture, Beaches, and Gardens · (St. Augustine) · History · (Part of the Roman city wall) · Long before the Moors, Vandals, or Romans conquered the Iberian Peninsula; bef ...

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Beautiful Sintra/ Cascais Coast Tour Review

(Cascais, Portugal) · Beautiful Sintra/ Cascais Coast · Tour Review · After eight days at sea and one day in the Azores, our Disney TransAtlantic Cruise docked in Lisbon, Portugal. · Lisbon has such a rich history and so much to see. · Our family almost always chooses to visit na ...

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A Rainy Walk Through Ponta Delgada

A Rainy Walk Through · Ponta Delgada, Azores · On our recent Disney TransAtlantic Cruise, after a week at sea, we stopped in Ponta Delgada, Azores. · Enjoy over 30 photos that I took while on my rainy walk through town. · (St. Peter's Church) · The volcanic islands lie 1000 miles ...

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Whale Watching in the Azores

Our Whale Watching Experience · in the Azores · CNN, Fodor’s, Huffington Post and multiple blogs rank the Azores as one of the best places in the world to see whales. · Our family has a fascination with sea life, particularly whales and dolphins. · Since our son was about four, w ...

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Disney TransAtlantic Cruise Review

Disney TransAtlantic Cruise Review · Sailing the Seas with Captain Mickey! · Each May, Disney Cruise Line sends the Disney Magic across the Atlantic, where it will spend the summer touring Europe. · This thirteen night cruise sets sail from Miami, Florida and ends in Barcelona, S ...

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Chankanaab Beach Park Review, Cozumel, Mexico

On our first visit to Cozumel, Mexico, we enjoyed the Fury Snorkel and Beach Excursion. · Returning on my latest cruise, I decided to try something different. · The options were vast. · I opted to visit Chankanaab Beach Park. · Within one park, I had access to many activities. · ...

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Chacchoben Ruins: a Great Intro to Mayan History

Chacchoben Ruins · A Great Intro to Mayan Culture · Quintana Roo, Mexico · When we honeymooned in Cancun many years ago, I had wanted to see the nearby Mayan ruins. · We could not afford to tour the surrounding area, though. · We had a great time lounging by the clear, blue water ...

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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship Review

If you are planning a cruise from the United States, then the Norwegian Pearl will likely be an option. · Currently, it sails out of New Orleans. · Soon, it will cross the Panama Canal on its way to Seattle. · During the summer, the Pearl will transport passengers to Alaska. · Af ...

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French Quarter New Orleans

French Quarter New Orleans · I have visited New Orleans and the French Quarter three times. · As a child, I mostly remember seeing the Superdome and the narrow, crowded streets. · As a college student, I wanted to find sites from Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire. · In the eve ...

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Little Struggles - Contemplating Life through Observation

My morning run allows me to reflect and clear my mind. · This morning was no different. · For some reason though, today, I noticed the drama occurring all around me. · Squirrels gathered nuts and tried to hide them, hoping to retrieve them in winter. · One squirrel chased another ...

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Reasons We Love Christmas at Disney World

The Top Ten Reasons · We Love Christmas At Disney World! · This year will make seven years straight that we have spent part of the Christmas season at Walt Disney World. · We have visited Disney World during most times of the year. · Christmas remains our favorite. · It has becom ...

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Goodbye Autumn! Thank You. You Will Be Missed.

Autumn is a beautiful time in Middle America. · Trees fill the horizon with yellows, oranges, and reds. · Warm days and cool nights make for lovely morning runs and afternoon strolls. · The world slowly turns from deep shades of green to a brilliant kaleidoscope of colors. · This ...

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Unique Experiences in North Alabama

Unique Experiences in North Alabama · Most travelers zip through North Alabama along I-65 on their way to the beaches of the gulf coast. · Anglers enjoy fishing the Tennessee River or Lake Guntersville. · Golfers play the local Robert Trent Jones golf trail. · Most travelers mi ...

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What You Need to Know About Each Cruise Line

What You Need to Know · about Each Cruise Line · How do you choose which cruise line to sail? · There are many options, and each is different. · With a little insight, the decision will not be as difficult. · While cruising may not be for everyone, most people love it. · Budge ...

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The Many Disney World Transportation Options - by Land, Air, or Sea

FAMILY TRAVEL ESCAPADES The Many Disney World · Transportation Options · by Land, · Air, or Sea · Walt Disney World spreads over a huge area in central Florida. · With four resort parks, two water parks, numerous hotels, a campground, golf courses, the Wide World of Sports comp ...

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Huber's Orchard, Winery, and Vineyards - So Much for the Entire Family to Do!

FAMILY TRAVEL ESCAPADESHuber’s Orchard, Winery, and Vineyards · So Much for the Entire Family to Do! · Our Huber’s Story · When my wife and I met in 1994, we visited Huber’s Orchard, Winery, and Vineyards on one of our first dates. · Located less than a half hour from downtown L ...

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Coming Soon to Disney World

FAMILY TRAVEL ESCAPADESBig Improvements and More Fun · Coming Soon to Disney World · Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida has some big things in store. · Earlier this year, Animal Kingdom resort premiered Pandora – The World of Avatar. · The park expanded its hours into the eve ...

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