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This is a great month to travel in Southern California. The weather is cooler, but the “rainy season” hasn’t started, and daylight savings time doesn’t end until November 6.
In La Jolla, San Diego’s favorite coastal community, visitors can expect daytime temperatures of about 75°F (22°C) and overnight lows of around 58°F…Continue
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Our last tour day in VN was reserved for a trip down the infamous Mekong River. Mary Ann and I had flown over the headwaters of the Mekong located high in the Himalaya mountains while we were in Nepal. We had floated on the Mekong when we visited the Golden Triangle area of Thailand. Both of those wonderful trips are archived in this blog.
I could not help but think that we were probably on the same molecules of water we saw leave the Himalaya. The length of the river is over 3000…Continue
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Mitt Romney – yes the GOP candidate – is La Jolla’s newest celebrity resident. In fact, he and his wife Ann bought their beachfront home here in 2008, but no one paid much attention until he filed an application to bulldoze the $12 million house and build a much…Continue
There is a religion in Vietnam called Cao Dai. The full name is Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ (Great Religion [of The] Third Period [of] Revelation [and] Salvation). That might be the least complicated thing I know about it. The religion has approximately 30 million followers in Vietnam. They believe that before god existed, there was the Tao. Then a big bang occured from which God was created. In order for God to create the heavans and the earth he first had to create the Yin and the…Continue
Caroline’s is perched on a sandstone bluff and serves up a 180° blue-water panorama, as well as healthy, California-style meals.
Some time ago, I wrote about…
Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 23, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Boston Sunset from the Top of the Deck
It's hard to argue that Boston is not the birthplace of America. Just take a walk along the Freedom trail, and you can relive American history. You too can walk the steps of Samuel Adams and imagine America succeeding from the British, and follow the footsteps of Paul Revere and the Boston Tea Party. Indeed,…Continue
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We stumbled upon a very detailed step-by-step, illustrated guide on how to "crack, crunch and suck out the best bits" of Shanghai hairy crabs, on CNNGo. Couldn't have stopped for a second to wonder why on earth would anyone eat anything that looks like a mitten, from another planet.
We saw HCMC (onetime Saigon) on the fly. We used it as a base to visit both the tunnels of Cu Chi and the Mekong Delta. Consequently this will be a short post.Continue
Added by Forrest Walker on September 22, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments
Customized itineraries are an important aspect of authentic luxury travel. These days we like to focus on our individual interests and leave room in the…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 22, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
The 2011 Fantasy Fest celebration in Key West is the 32nd year of weeklong fun on and around Duval Street and this year it runs from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 30.
This year’s theme is “ Aquatic Afrolic “ and please note that some of the events listed below are official and sanctioned by the Fantasy Fest committee that oversees the event and some events that are “unofficial” may require you to check with locals to confirm that they are still scheduled on their…Continue
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TOURISM & MORE'S "TOURISM TIDBITS"
For September 2011
Protecting the Female Traveler
Since the inception of modern tourism women have played a significant role in the development of the world's largest composite industry. The tourism industry is proud of the fact that as one of the world's newest industries, women have played a profound role in tourism success. One only needs to attend almost any tourism or travel industry conference and to quickly…Continue
Wonder where to go in September and October for the best holiday experience? As summer turns to fall (it already did, but we are not ready to admit it), foliage turns from green to a palette of colors, and completely transforms the scenery. Crisp fall days are perfect for the last festivities of the season, and romance, of course. The weather is perfect for long walks in the cities and outdoors, last days in the garden, gathered around the BBQ with family and friends. Find out where…Continue
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California is known for its great restaurants and many of the best ones are in San Diego.
If you’re lucky (or were clever enough to plan ahead) your vacation will coincide with San Diego Restaurant…
Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 21, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments
Kerala tours are very popular with tourists from across the world. God’s own country as Kerala is known has wide variety of tourist attractions. On landing in Kerala, you would be overwhelmed by the majestic charm of the local culture,…Continue
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Ever since I bought my new Nikon I hve been yearning to learn how to use it better than I do. If you know what the acronym RTFM means, it barely applies in this case. The camera has more features than I can find time to use while travelling. I always find myself trailing my wife and our guide by 50 steps while I try to frame a decent shot. She gets the low down on where we are and then I try to catch up. Consequently I leave the camera on the auto setting most of the time, which defeats the…Continue