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Hawaii’s Angels of the Sea

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One of the top attractions of the Hawaiian Islands is the spectacular natural setting: breathtaking coasts and cliffs, awe-inspiring waterfalls and active volcanoes, and one of the most unique eco-systems in the world. The Pacific ocean waters surrounding the chain of islands formed millions of years ago by erupting volcanoes – that are still adding land today on the Big Island – are filled with diverse life including green sea… Read More

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TMSK: Nightlife with a Decidedly Artistic Twist in Shanghai

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The TMSK Restaurant & Bar in Shanghai is short for Tou Ming Si Kao, which means “transparent thinking.” From your first step into this exquisite place, it’s easy to see the transparency of the atmosphere the owners are trying to create. The bar is a gorgeous length of amazing art glass, lit from within. In fact, the entire place is softly lit and decorated with art glass, giving it a… Read More

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Bund 18: Shanghai’s Most Exciting Entertainment Destination

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Shanghai, China’s largest city, is an exciting metropolitan city with an intriguing cultural diversity in architecture, history, food and people. With its large influx of Europeans who made their home here in the early part of the 20th century, Shanghai became known by the 1930s as one of the most exciting, sophisticated cities in the world. Today, some parts of Shanghai (such as Old Town) are distinctly Chinese, while other… Read More

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One Perfect Day in Miami

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If you have the winter blahs, Miami is an excellent place to get rid of them. Here are some ideas for one perfect day in the city: Culture Miami is known for its Art Deco heritage and architecture. Head downtown for a trip to the Miami Art Museum, with its cool retro vibe and two floors of thought-inspiring exhibits of modern art masterpieces. Until March 6 you can catch Susan… Read More

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A Day Exploring Cabo San Lucas Food and Shopping

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What better way is there to start off a day in Baja than with a meal of huevos rancheros? The Mexican-style egg breakfast was served, along with orange juice, tortillas and salsa, by a delightful local girl named Maria. I enjoyed the meal in a small restaurant located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Read More

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Exploring Volcano National Park

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2010 Travel Writing Contest
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Mackinac Island: Escape to the Past

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2010 Travel Writing Contest
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“Welcome to 1816. Enjoy your stay,” Madame LaFramboise’s spirit said.

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Top of the World at Mount Rainier National Park

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2010 Travel Writing Contest 3rd PLACE WINNER

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The Archie Carr Sea Turtle Superhighway

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The sand glows an iridescent blue-green colour as I walk along the tide line and ignite the dinoflagellates, tiny organisms that emit a neon-like radiance under the dark sky. The moon is full and reflects off the misty, salty air that conceals the beach ahead. Besides the sound of the crashing waves, it is silent and tranquil. Just when we think we are the alone on the twenty mile stretch of beach, a giant Loggerhead sea turtle emerges from the Atlantic Ocean. Read More

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