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 getting 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, was like a portfolio of architectural styles and structures. Together, the city was greater than the sum of its parts. Each building design and detail brought a different flavor to the city, e.g. the medieval … Read More

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