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Carrick-a-Rede: crossing the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano 

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018

The Carrick-a-Rede Bridge is one of the top attractions along Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway. It crosses over the 60’ chasm formed by the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano.  Waves rage 100′ beneath the bridge and break against the rocks. The stronger the wind the more the bridge swings and sways.

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Best alpine trips in Switzerland: Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

Our Swiss alpine experience took us to three gondola stops — Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten.

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Worth the hike: dining at breathtaking heights at Berghaus Ӓescher

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016

Dining at Gasthaus Äescher is an experience that goes far beyond the meal.

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A peak experience from Meiringen, Switzerland: Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016

The series of three gondolas took us through forests, past gushing waterfalls, over chalets on rolling hills and to the alpine terrain of the summit.

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Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015

Baie-Saint-Paul, one of the oldest towns in Quebec, is the cultural capital of Charlevoix. Painters and other artists have long been drawn to the region for its natural beauty. Baie-Saint-Paul is also the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil.

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Whale watch: Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015

This is an extraordinary opportunity with experienced nature guides who follow strict park and environmental regulations that protect the marine life in this national park. Dolphin dart by, playful seals keep a watchful eye on visitors, and a variety of sea birds bob along. But it is the sight and sounds of these gentle giants that will remain forever in your heart.

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Top things to see and do in New Zealand

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

Kia Ora , the Maori greeting, welcomes visitors this land of fiery volcanoes and glacial ice. Steam billows from craters that delve deep into the earth and snow crowns magnificent mountains that soar to the sky. Mud pools boil and glacial lakes glisten. Unique and flightless birds like the kiwi and now-extinct moa, largest bird on earth, flourished until the arrival of man and other predators.

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High on Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014

Denver is the Mile High City, but did you know that Albuquerque tops that, at an average elevation of 5314´, and offers two exciting ways to soar even higher?

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Reflections on Moosehead Lake

Posted by on May 24, 2014

The stillness of the morning was broken as the aura of a sunrise colored the sky. There was the sound ducks beckoning one another to begin a new day. Even the most nocturnal of travel writers had become an early riser, wanting to share in the magic of dawn, where the only sights and sounds were those of nature.

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Greenland

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014

We glided past floating sculptures shaped by wind and weather, frozen reminders of ages past, shimmering shapes in a sparkling sea, the sky a clear cerulean. On both sides, dramatic peaks soared nearly 5000 feet above, dwarfing us as we sailed past icebergs and waterfalls in a pristine wilderness. This was the rarest of days in Ikerasassuag, “The Long Channel”, Prince Christian Sound.

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Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands: Good times on a Great Lake: Wine, Waves, and White-Knuckle Fun

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014

Whether you are seeking soothing relaxation or ultimate thrills Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands has something for you. Little wonder it is known as the most popular vacation destination in the Midwest.

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THE SKEENA: Riding the Rails Across British Columbia

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

On our two-day 725 mile daylight land cruise we sat back in our glass carriage and enjoyed the view. We experienced the enormity of mountains and vastness of the Interior Plateau and a forested wilderness from the comfort of our armchairs.

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A house rental in Kissimmee: friends, dreams, and memories

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014

“Magic Moments” was on the nameplate on the house. A plaque in the hallway read “The best things in life come in threes… friends, dreams, and memories”. And that what we experienced.

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Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014

It is said that when the Vikings first saw Iceland–with volcanoes, black lava fields, sulfurous steam, and bubbling mud pools– they thought they had discovered the entrance to the Netherworld.

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A synergy of nature, culture, and cuisine: a whale of an adventure in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013

East from Quebec City along the north shore of the St. Lawrence is the region of Charlevoix, named for Father Francois-Xavier Charlevoix, Jesuit and first historian of New France. The area was shaped 350 million years ago by a 15 billion ton meteorite that left one of the largest craters on earth, extending 56 kilometers, west from Baie-Saint-Paul to east of La Malbaie.

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