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Zion National Park: Angel’s Landing Hike

Zion National Park in Utah is a beautiful park that features some of the best hiking trails in North America.  The park's most famous hike is Angel's Landing, which offers some of the most breathtaking views you may ever experience on a hike.  Angel's Landing takes you up the narrow spine of a fin-like mountain that sticks out in the ...
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France 2013: Normandy, WWII, and Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day in the USA! Normally I think of the summer and barbecuing on Memorial Day. But today is cold and rainy. And my France experience is still on my mind. It's only fitting that I write about Normandy and its WWII D-Day sites today. Visiting these places certainly made me remember and honor those of us who have ...
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France 2013: Le Mont St. Michel

Le Mont St. Michel is a very unique combination of characteristics: island, mountain, castle, monastery, medieval town, geological phenomenon, architectural marvel, and a place of legend. Built sometime around 700-800 CE, the town and its fortifications have served a strategic role in the region over the centuries. Le Mont has a special place in the hearts of the French. Many ...
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France 2013: Trip Overview

Bonjour, messieurs et madames! I just got back from a très magnifique, two-week trip to France. Unlike my typical trips with friends, this one was a family vacation. My parents just had their 40th anniversary, and I wanted to take them on a trek in Europe while their health was still in good shape. Our trip was spent entirely in ...
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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is Egypt's capital and largest city. With a metropolitan area population of over 15 million, Cairo is around the 15th largest city in the world, the largest in Africa and in the Arab world. Egypt's geography is very interesting. It resides in Africa, but it is also the link to Asia and the Middle East, via the Isthmus of ...
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The Pyramids of Egypt

When you think of Egypt, you almost always think of the Pyramids as well. It's hard to believe the Egyptians built them almost 5000 years ago - way before the existence of the Babylonians, Chinese, Greeks, Persians, and other mighty civilizations. Out of the original seven ancient wonders of the world, the Pyramids are the only ones still standing. Exactly ...
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Egypt & Jordan: Trip Overview

Happy new year! I just returned from a fabulous three-week tour of Egypt and Jordan. It was a great feeling to walk around and experience the "Cradle of Civilization" in person. Thousands of years ago, powerful empires ruled and built great monuments here. The great religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam arose from this area. I got to get a ...
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon is a beautiful and unique national park. It is known for its large amphitheaters full of rock formations called hoodoos. It's not a huge park like Yellowstone, but everywhere you go, you are able to see some breathtaking views.Bryce Canyon actually isn't a canyon. A canyon is supposed to be a deep gorge between two cliffs. You'll often ...
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Southern Utah – Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks – Trip Overview

Most people don't hear too much in the news about Utah. Aside from Mormons and the Utah Jazz, what else is in Utah? I would say it's nature. Northern Utah has some great mountains and ski resorts. Southern Utah is very different. It's full of canyons, mesas, arches, spires, buttes, and other crazy geological formations. Because of these features, southern ...
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Florence, Italy

Wow, summer breezed by really fast! I've been traveling and shooting photos, but I haven't been keeping up with the travel blog. Now that it's cold and rainy, it's time to go back to the blog. Let me bring us back to Italy and recount our experience in Florence.Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Tuscany (Toscana) region of ...
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