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    Top 5 Places to Visit in France

    Do you need a list of reasons to visit Paris? The city of light is on everyone’s list when traveling to Europe. While the tourist attractions can’t be missed, spend more time off the beaten path. Eat in cafes and restaurants that aren’t in your guidebook, buy crepes from street vendors, buy paintings from sidewalk artists. The greatest joy to be had in Paris has nothing to do with what you can see and everything to do with what you can feel. The joy of Paris is the joy of being in it. This medieval city in the south of France was home to the great artist Paul Cezanne. You…

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    Take the “L” to Midway Airport from Jefferson Park

    Do you live on the North Side, but prefer to fly out of Midway to avoid the craziness of O’hare? Palma airport to Santa Ponsa is there to help you with that. Many people have no idea how easy it is to take public transportation to Midway. I have friends who pay an arm and a leg to take a cab, but the L gets you there and there are elevators if you have a difficult time with your bags because you are a senior or have a disability. Also, priority seating is mandatory for Public transportation. I live near Jefferson Park Station which is situated in the best neighborhood…

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    Singapore Nightlife

    While Singapore may be small geographically, it sure is an economic and cultural giant. Considered to be one of Asia’s hubs of business and commerce, it is also a melting pot of a diverse set of cultures. Whether you are in town to dabble into Singapore’s moneymaking scene or simply a tourist with insatiable wanderlust, you must make sure to experience nightlife in Singapore. Missing it would be like seeing only half of this exciting city! Singapore transforms itself into a party and nightlife Mecca after business hours. One could easily infer from this that locals work hard and party harder! The bars, pubs, and nightclubs that are scattered all…

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    NEW ZEALAND – All about the beautiful country!

    New Zealand is one of the most beautiful exotic countries. Its astonishing sceneries, with volcanoes, lakes, large forests and wildlife, attract each year waves of visitors. Not only tourists seem fond of New Zealand. The producers for Lord of the Rings picked New Zealand as Middle Earth. Furthermore, the country’s Maori population has inhibited the islands since 1200 AD. Their traditions, lifestyle and beliefs have survived for centuries. New Zealand earned the rank of the freest country in the world and you can clearly see that among the locals. They are non-judgmental and lack hierarchies. While the preservation of culture and community events are important, what one does as an…

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    AUSTRALIA – Land of Kangaroos

    Australia is more than kangaroos, koalas, desert and hot weather. It’s one of the most civilized countries, ranging even higher than the US in terms of individual and financial freedom. Plan a trip to Australia if you’re interested in Aborigine cultures, the country has one of the oldest ones. Relatively isolated from the other countries, Australia has its own distinctive culture, different from the British or the other Anglo-Saxon ones. Many great sportsmen were Aussies. However, most of the foreigners know Australia for its convicts since Britain used the territory to send off his felons. Due to the wildlife in the area (and the adventures of Steve Irwin), people’s perception…

  • Best Golf Travel Bags
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    Best Golf Travel Bags

    What makes a great golf travel bag? Of all the points to consider when looking for a bag to protect your favorite golf gear on the road to St. Andrews or Pebble beach or wherever your golf game may take you this year, the two most important are probably price and protection. Beyond these two, there is quite an assortment of bags on the market that will likely meet your needs. Protection The first decision for you to make is hard or soft shell? Hard shell cases do offer the most protection for your valuable golf clubs, but there are a few significant strikes against them to think of as…

  • Cristoforo Colombo Rome Hotel Review
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    Cristoforo Colombo Rome Hotel Review

    For those travelers looking for an affordable hotel right in the commercial center of Rome, the Cristoforo Columbo Hotel is a good choice. The lower rate of the Cristoforo Columbo somewhat offsets the fact that the hotel lacks a great many of the amenities provided by larger in-town hotels. The Cristoforo Columbo provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy the historical sites of the city while remaining outside the primary tourist zones where prices are significantly higher. Wows and Woes The hotel staff can help guests find their way into the tourist zones using the city’s bus system. They’re happy to draw maps or direct customers to the nearest bus…

  • About Backcountry Vacations
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    About Backcountry Vacations

    Strictly speaking, backcountry vacations entail non-motorized treks into remote, wilderness areas. Ideally, these involve backpacking or the use of pack animals with a hiking itinerary that involves at least one overnight camp. But newcomers to backcountry travel may want to ease into the experience starting with day hikes. The Originals Hikers get the picture in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. Hikers get the picture in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. John Muir (1838-1914) and Bob Marshall (1901-39), principle founders of the Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society, respectively, are the patriarchs of contemporary backcountry travel devotees. Muir wrote of venturing into Yosemite National Park backcountry, and Marshall could hike 50…

  • About Sunken Ships
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    About Sunken Ships

    Mystery surrounds sunken ships, with tales of lost treasure or historical artifacts. The topic has been popularized by the movie series “Pirates of the Caribbean,” with its portrayal of The Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones’ Locker legends. Study of submerged vessels can lead even to fascinating vacation opportunities. The Granddaddy of Sunken Ships The story of the Titanic’s sinking is the indisputable champion of sunken ship stories. “Titanic” film director James Cameron continues the story with documentary footage on cable television’s Discovery Channel of undersea efforts to study the vessel’s wreckage. The Graveyard of the Atlantic The waters off of North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the The Graveyard of…