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Your not Finnished until you’ve been to Finland

I would like to welcome a friend and contributing writer to this Blog.  I am excited to have Julie join in  by sharing her stories…her views… I hope you will join me in welcoming her.  I also welcome all of you to share your stories here. Scott Pictures and Story by Julie Antunes I recently had […]

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Phoenix Rising ~ 2012

The Phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird that can be found in the mythologies of the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, and (according to Sanchuniathon)Phoenicians. With a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that […]

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Museu National D’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona Spain

If you have been reading my Blog at all you know that I am partial to Art Galleries.  I especially love the art galleries throughout Europe.  I can spend hours and hours walking through them.  Earlier in my life, I had many years of art training from painting to sculpting, however I never had the […]

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Barcelona’s most famous building, 129 years and still not done.

Barcelona is known for so many fascinating things and people.  Architecture, Galleries, Museum’s, People, Places there is so much to see and experience in this city.  One thing you simply cannot miss is La Sagrada Familia.  I know it sounds like an Italian Restaurant, and the only way to gain entrance is to have about […]

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The Life & Times of Van Gogh

As you all know by now, I do love to go to Museums.  One that I was really looking forward to was the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.  Few artists are as well known as Van Gogh.  Most people can see a Van Gogh from a distance and know that it is a Van […]

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The Day of Rest ~ Bucharest

I am so excited to share with you one of the other locations I will be visiting this summer.  Along with Bucharest we will be taking a trip to Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) Castle (we know him as Dracula, although Dracula is a fictional character).  So far I have shared Prague and now Bucharest, but […]

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The other side of the coin, Philipsburg

Philipsburg, The Great Bay and The Salt Pond I like to write about places I’ve been, things I’ve done and from time to time places that pique my interest, places that end up on my wish list for future travel.  But today, I wanted to share with you “The other side of the coin, Philipsburg, […]

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Got to go to Marigot

Marigot, St. Martin If you have been reading my blog of late, especially in the last week or so, your already aware my latest adventure has taken me, family and friends to the Island of St. Maarten/St. Martin in the Caribbean.  I have written a couple stories now about this Island, if you would like […]

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1000 Places To See Before You Die

I would like to take credit for putting together a list of the 1000 places you should see before the end comes for you.  However I did not do it.  Author, Patricia Schultz has and she’s updated her fantastic travel manual by the same name, (first released in 2003) the updated, second edition has recently […]

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The Greatest Vacation….So Far, the details

How did you do it! If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me about the planning and organization of this trip, I’d be able to take the trip again.  The most difficult part of putting together this type of trip, one that includes tour guides, porters, cooks, transportation, airlines, hotels and […]

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Hermitage of Amsterdam

The Hermitage Museum which is on the Amstel River (Yes, Amstel beer drinkers, there really is an Amstel River) is the dutch branch of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  This is an outstanding Museum, the lobby is very modern, which is cool when juxtaposed with the actual art in the museum. Splendor and Glory […]

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Strange things about…….Barcelona

I am always amused by strange or unknown facts about places I visit.  Some of them are humorous and some just plain strange or disgusting.  I decided I would share some strange but true facts about Barcelona, Spain.  I have been to Barcelona now and am in absolute awe of it’s art, architecture, people and […]

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Top this!

Zurich, Switzerland Top 10 lists sometimes drive me mad!  They are usually so arbitrary or subjective.  I read them and wonder who decided this list, and why?  If your a regular reader of travel sites and travel blogs, or anything else on the internet there isn’t a week that goes by that someone doesn’t write […]

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Search, Search and more Search

Want to know what the temperature on the surface of the sun is?  Almost 10,000 degrees fahrenheit by the way.  Or maybe you would like to know who wrote the song A Blossom Fell? It was written by Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius and Dominic John and published in 1954. Or maybe what will the weather […]

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