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The Green São Miguel Island, Azores Portugal (April 2017)
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São Miguel, one of the nine islands of the Azores and the largest among Portugal’s archipelago, was blooming with vegetation and pink flowers. In April with the low season, there was no traffic, nor lines to wait to enter tourist … Read More

Desert Grace in Joshua Tree National Park (November-December 2016)
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First Impression of Joshua Tree National Park After startling wildlife encounters with a coyote and kangaroo rat upon leaving Death Valley and driving for nearly four hours under a canopy of stars, we finally arrived at the home of Joshua trees … Read More

Calm the Rush: Sin City to Red Rock Canyon (November 2016 and May 2017)
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We started off our trip to the West coast with an adrenaline rush at Sin City Las Vegas followed by a calm at Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam. This was my third time in Las Vegas. I think coming here once … Read More

Life-giving Death Valley National Park (November 2016)
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Death Valley National Park Make your way through Death Valley National Park from as far as Ubehebe Crater to the Amargosa Opera House and you will strike gold. There’s so much natural beauty to see in this desert. When you are … Read More

Rhyolite Ghost Town and Beatty Nevada (November 2016)
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Prior to venturing off into Death Valley National Park, we explored Beatty and Rhyolite, which were small towns in Nevada, immediately outside the national park area. The environment in this region makes you feel as if you just stepped back into time. At … Read More

Acadia Natural Wonders (September-October 2016)
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I remember coming to Acadia National Park in Maine as a child with my family, full of wonder, and got a nature guide book from their gift shop. Inside the book, I inserted a maple leaf I found on one … Read More

A Grand Old Time In Stockholm, Sweden (July 2016)
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This was my second time in Stockholm, Sweden, in over a decade, and I saw a different side of the city in the summertime. Previously, I experienced a Stockholm that was covered in a blanket of snow, but was equally … Read More

Prague’s Architectural Wonderland (July 2016)
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Prague, in the Czech Republic, is like a portfolio of architectural styles and structures. Together, the city is greater than the sum of its parts. Each building design brought a different flavor to the city, giving tourists a unique experience. … Read More

Lisbon-Sintra: Timeless Exuberance in Detail (October 2015)
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Lisbon, shaken and bandaged by the 1755 earthquake, emerges with a new face, more beautiful with age. As Portugal’s capital, we found this old-world city standing tall from the toll. The Carmo Convent is the perfect testament to this with … Read More

Maui Cliff-hangers Await the Wanderlust (June 2015)
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‘Aloha’ they say. Whether one is searching for an oasis of calm or an adrenaline rush, Hawaii’s Maui offers a plethora of both. From the drive through majestic, luscious valleys of little-known Kahekili Highway – a one-lane strip at the northwest … Read More

Vancouver’s Green and Growth (June 2015)
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Vancouver’s hidden gems include its cluster of green parks, variety of architectural designs and beaches adjoining the city. Bike trails can lead right into the suburbs with houses that sit on steep slopes, similar to San Francisco. The trails bring fresh, new views at every turn and corner. Bicycling … Read More

Toronto’s Transformation (March 2015)
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We rediscovered a new disheveled Toronto in the wintry spring, while sprinting from Downtown to Uptown and back. Modernism intersected old-world charm evident in the sites we visited. Sprinting between University Avenue, Dundas Square and Spadina Avenue gave us a … Read More

Light Geometry in Arizona’s Upper Antelope Canyon (September 2014)
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Visiting Upper Antelope Canyon on Navajo Nation boundary did not require any climbing as opposed to Lower Antelope canyon. It’s on ground level, but don’t be deceived by the plain appearance of the canyon from the outside. Once we were … Read More

South Rim Grand Canyon National Park (August-September 2014 and May 2017)
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Visiting the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in the Summer again. I hiked all the trails that led to each of the South Rim’s overlook view points, including Hermits Rest, Pima Point, Monument Creek Vista, The Abyss, Mohave Point, Hopi … Read More

Arizona Attractions & Escapism (September 2014 and May 2017)
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There are multiple tourist attractions in Arizona other than Grand Canyon, including Sedona Red Rock Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Glen Canyon Dam. See how the Colorado River carved its way through the rocks by viewing the photo galleries below. Sedona & … Read More

California & Florida Photography
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Two very scenic and relaxing places for a visit are California and Florida in the U.S. My trips to these two locations were separate; however, these places did have noticeable things in common, like the sunshine and beautiful beaches. Boca … Read More