There Is A Great Deal To See And Do In Washington D.C.

When you visit the capital city of the United States, Washington D.C., of course you will visit the White House, Congress in the Capitol Building, and the Supreme Court Building, along with the Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln Memorials on the National Mall in front of the Capitol. On the Mall you also will find the Vietnam Wall Memorial, and the Korean and World War Two Memorials. The World War One Memorial is located in nearby Pershing Park, There is, however, much more to see and do including touring other government buildings, such as the office of the FBI Headquarters or Ford’s Theater, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, or the United States Botanic Garden.

You should plan to spend some time in museums, such as the Smithsonian, the Holocaust Museum, the African Ame...

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You Need To Visit The Everglades Before They Disappear!

The Everglades is divided into five separate areas, one of which is the Everglades National Park. When we last visited the Everglades, we stopped at a Visitors Center and listened to a lecture about the history, wildlife, and trees and plants that thrive in the wetlands that covers 1.5 million acres, over 2410 square miles of South Florida from Lake Okeechobee to the tip of the southern peninsula of the State. After his prepared talk, the Park Ranger told us that he was not suppose to show us this, but out of grave concern, he displayed a series of maps depicting the probable sea rise due to Global Warming...

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Have You Ever Visited Key West Florida?

Have You Ever Visited Key West Florida? Key West is an island city lying about 50 miles north of Cuba  located at the end of a chain of islands extending in a southwest direction off the southern of Florida.  It is the southern most point of the Continental United States of America.  In pirate days it was known as Bone Island.  It has also been referred to as the Conch Republic.  If you fly there, plan on renting an automobile, so that you can get around more easily, as you explore the island; but also so that you can visit other islands in the chain between Key West and mainland Florida.

There are a number of interesting sites to see and plenty of excellent restaurants and bars to satisfy your taste...

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Have You Visited Seattle, The Gateway To Alaska?

Have You Visited Seattle, The Gateway To Alaska?Have You Visited Seattle, The Gateway To Alaska?

Have You Visited Seattle, The Gateway To Alaska? Seattle, the Emerald City, a major seaport on the Puget Sound, is the largest city in the state of Washington and one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.  It is named after Native American Chief Seattle.

Have You Visited Seattle, The Gateway To Alaska? Its most famous landmark is the Space Needle, the top of which offers spectacular views of the city, the sound, and the not too distant Cascade Mountains, including Mount Rainer, a dormant volcano, that can be seen on a clear day.

Have You Visited Seattle, The Gateway To Alaska?

Mount St. Helens, a volcano, which last disastrously  erupted on May 18, 1980, is also in this mountain range.  It is located 96 miles south of the city.

Seattle is the home of tech giants, Microsoft and Amaz...

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Have You Traveled To Thailand Yet?

Have You Traveled To Thailand Yet?

          Have You Traveled To Thailand Yet?                                                                     From the United States the trip by air takes approximately 18 to 24 hours depending on your point of departure; but the investment of your time is well worth it.  Thailand is a constitutional monarchy.  The King appoints the Prime Minister, who is responsible to the National Assembly.  The capital, Bangkok, located along the Chaco Phraya River is a modern large teeming metropolis with tall buildings, parks, many interesting museums, nightclubs, casinos, canals, Buddhist Temples and more.  Buddhism is the primary religion for approximately  97% of its citizens.

You should begin your visit with a tour of the magnificent Grand Palace, ...

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Would You Take A Gamble On A Visit To Las Vegas?

   Would You Take A Gamble On A Visit To Las Vegas?                                        Would You Take A Gamble On A Visit To Las Vegas?

The City of Las Vegas, Nevada, located in the 47,877  acre Mojave Desert, the driest place in North America, is best known for its casinos and gambling and as a place to be able to get married quickly. Considering all of its bars, nightclubs, and fine restaurants that serve liquor,  all of which never seem to close,  “Vegas” may also be one of the wettest cities in North America.

It  was founded  on  land  originally  occupied   by  the  Paiute  Indians,  which  tribe  continues  to  maintain  its  Headquarters  nearby.

While  the  casinos  focus  on  gambling,  as their  primary  drawing  card,  they  also  often  offer  great  entertainment.  The Fountains  of  Bellagio located  at  the  Bellagio  Hotel  &  Casino,  which  provides  a  free  unforgettable  spectacular  aquatic  show  with  its  soaring  fountains,  music,  and lights,  is  but  one  event  not  to  be  missed.

Other casinos  with  nightclubs  feature well  known  entertainers,  some  who  appear  regularly.  The  magician,  David  Copperfield,  is  a  Las  Vegas  icon.  You  will  definitely  want  to  see  a  production  by  the  Cirque  De  Soleil  for  an  unbelievable  visual  experience.  The  performances  by  the  entertainers  and  showgirls  at  certain  venues  are  legendary.  And  of  course,  the  gambling  itself  is  a  fun  form  of  entertainment,  particularly,  if  you  win! The  “Strip”  itself  showon  which  the  majority  of  the  action  occurs  is  both  breath  taking  and  exciting,  especially  at  night.  There  are,  however,  many  other  forms  of  entertainment.  I  recommend  that  you  take  a  bus  ride  from  one  end  of  the  “Strip”  to  the  other  to  take  it  all in.  When  you  do  so  you  will see  Old  Las  Vegas  at  one  end  of  your  ride,  a  bit  of  New  York  City,  and  the  Eiffel  Tower.

You  may  want  to  go  to  the  Sky  Pad,  the  tallest  standing  observation  tower  in  the  United  States,  for  a  360  degree  panoramic  view  of  the  city  and  beyond.  In  addition  to  the  casinos,  hotels,  nightclubs  and  restaurants,  there are  interesting  and  unusual  museums  and  plenty  of  shopping  opportunities.  Besides,  just  walking  around  will provide fascinating  entertainment!amazon

There  are  also  many  tours  available,  which let  you  experience  not  only  Vegas, but  also  close  by  attractions.  There  are  several  canyons  in  the  area  the  best  known being  the  Grand Canyon.      

The  Colorado  River  flows  through  it  providing  a  variety  of  boating  challenges,  including  white  water  rafting  and  kayaking.  There  is  also  the  Red  Rock  Canyon  National  Conservation  Area  with  amazing  geological  features  and  Native  American  petroglyphs.  Tours  to  the  Hoover  Dam  allow  visitors  to  walk  through  the  inside  of  the structure.  Lake  Mead,  which  was  created  by  the  construction  of  the  Hoover  Dam,  also  provides  a  variety of  boating  and  water  related  activities,  including cruises  and  boat  rentals.  You  can  also  literally leave the earth  and  take  to the  air  in  helicopter tours,  which  offer  day  and  night flights  over   the  city  and  excursions  to  points  of interest.  Also,  you  can  take  flight  in  hot  air  balloons,  if  you  wish.   For  those  who  prefer  to  stay  more  earthbound,  there  are  off road  vehicle  adventures in the  desert,  horseback rides  on  beautiful trails,  or  you  may  wish  to  hike  picturesque trails  on  your  own  two  feet.

Las  Vegas  is  most  definitely  worth the  gamble.  Happy  travels!

Below are links that will provide you with information that will be helpful, when planning your trip:

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When Did You Last Visit The Smokey Mountains?

When Did You Last Visit The Smokey Mountains?

The  520,000  acre  Great  Smokey  Mountain  National  Mountain  National Park  is  calling  you  to  visit.  Those  majestic  peaks  offer  not  only  beautiful  scenery,  but  also  photo  opportunities  and 600  miles  of  hiking  trails,  including a significant part  of the  Appalachian  trail.  The  Park and  nearby  cities  provide  great  recreational  and  educational  activities,  entertainment,  shopping  venues,  restaurants, and cabins  to  get  away  from  it  all.

When Did You Last Visit The Smokey Mountains?

On the west side of the Park is the  town  of Gatlinburg,  Tennessee  with  many  tourist  attractions,  including  the  Space Needle,  the  Sky  Lift,  the  Ober   Ski  Resort,  and  several  museums...

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Have You Been to Japan?

Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak, also known as the “Weeping Lady”, because it is often cloud covered at the top,  located about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo is actually a dormant volcano, last erupting in December 1907.  This is but one of the sites that you will want to visit.

Tokyo  is  a thriving  city  mixing  its  skyscrapers  and  historical  temples.  The  Tokyo  Skytree,  the  tallest  structure  in  Japan  and the  world’s  tallest  tower,  offers  a  restaurant  and  observation  decks  from  which  spectacular  views  of  the  city  can  be  seen.  There  are  also  many  interesting  museums  to  visit  along  with  fantastic  shopping  venues  and  restaurants  to  indulge  your  shopping  and  epicurean  tastes...

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Have You Visited Louisville, Kentucky?

Louisville is the home of the Kentucky Derby along with the two week Derby Festival, which incudes the Thunder Over Louisville air show including a day long party on the Belvedere, with a fireworks extravaganza at night, the Great Steamboat Race, the Pegasus Parade, hot-air balloon events, marathon races, and many more events not to be missed!

Louisville was originally settled on now disappeared Corn Island at the Falls of the Ohio River.  That river, a mile wide downtown,  provides an inland waterway for commercial barge traffic and great pleasure boating experiences.  The fossil bed in the exposed rocks of the falls, located across the river, are thousands of years old.                

Louisville is home for several universities and colleges...

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Aloha! Have You Ever Visited Hawaii?

I suggest that you read the novel, Hawaii, by James Michener before you go. It will whet your tourist appetite for what you are about to see. Hawaii was first settled by Polynesians between 124 and 1120 AD and then discovered Captain James Cook in 1778.     During our last trip to the 50th State, I was invited to be substitute a crewman on board a small sailboat during an important race at our friend’s yacht club.  The other crew person was an experienced young woman, who sailed regularly with my friend, Captain John.  When we started the race Captain John began screaming orders use nautical terms of which I had no knowledge...

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