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An Adventure Trip to the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies did not disappoint when our photography travel club went there in July of 2011. We take our members all over the world in search of culture, adventure, and great photography. The Canadian Rockies is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Club organizer Steve Juba concurs. “As we explored the Rockies of Banff and Jasper it was amazing to see the vast arrays...
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Stonehenge: Worth the Trip?

Stonehenge is one of Britain’s (the world’s) most well-known icons, and is probably the one we know the least about. This prehistoric monument has had countless theories about how it was built, why it was built and when.  And the answers? Well, nobody really knows. On my quest to discover more about my own country, Great Britain, this place clearly had to be on the list. But...
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Wonders of Southern Spain

Across the Atlantic Ocean and reaching to the Mediterranean Seas lies the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. History of the past inhabitants such as the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors is still felt in the region’s historic towns like Seville, Granada and Cordoba. Small towns and villages decorate Southern Spain and you will find good wine, folklore, and...
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How to spend a week in Europe: Part 1 – London

You may have wondered if it’s possible to make a European trip out of a one week of vacation. For the purposes of this blog, I’m going to define one week as 6-8 days (flight excluded). Why one week you ask? Well, I guess my audience is meant to be: 1) young parents, 2) working adults with little PTO time, 3) working adults who go to school, and 4) budget travelers. Also, I am going to ignore...
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How to Make a Travel Plan

There are two extremes of travel planners/travelers. The first extreme is the “fly by the seat of your pants” traveler. This traveler, wanting to be free and spontaneous, often ends up going to museums when they are closed, pays walk-in rack rates for hotels in a late night bid for someplace to sleep, and waits two hours for the ferry when he or she could have slept longer. The second...
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Living in Moscow

What is it like to live in Moscow? This is a difficult question to answer, since one man’s meat is another man’s poison. There are certainly pro’s & con’s to moving here. It also depends on your reasons for moving to Moscow and on your wallet. If you move to Moscow on a good company package or work for one of the many embassies here, you may be fortunate to have good benefits...
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To Cruise Or Not to Cruise: That is the question

My opinion is that you are a “cruise person” or you’re not. People who love cruises can’t get enough of them. They love the one stop shopping aspect of cruising. You have your hotel, your meals, your entertainment, and your itinerary all provided on the floating hotel called a cruise ship. The super duper cruise ships have spas, pools, gyms and casinos. That sounds great, huh? I thought...
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SLR VS Point and Shoot: Pro’s and Con’s While Traveling

Pros and Cons of SLRS vs. Point and Shoot Cameras While Traveling   You’re packing for your vacation and you’re trying to decide which camera to take—your point and shoot or your SLR digital camera. If you’re lucky enough to own both, you should think about what makes the most sense given where you are traveling, what subjects you will be photographing, the environment you will be...
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Peru: Celebrating 100 years of Machu Picchu and Beyond

Last month marked the 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s discovery of Machu Picchu in Peru. Recently Machu Picchu has been designated one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Needless to say Peru has been in the headlines recently and travelers are flocking to Peru to glimpse at the majestic and magical ruins that have captivated millions with its splendor and mystery. I just returned from...
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