The Romance of Brittany, France’s Celtic Nation

The Romance of Brittany, France’s Celtic Nation

Very few people would think of France as being Celtic. However, the region of Brittany in northwest France is one of the original six Celtic nations. It’s also one of the most beautiful regions in the country, and it’s often overlooked by international tourists. Just four hours away from Paris by train or six by car, Brittany captures …

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5 Streaming Travel TV Shows Every Traveler Should Watch

5 Streaming Travel TV Shows Every Traveler Should Watch

Travel TV Shows You Can’t Afford to Miss When I’m not traveling, I spend a lot of time thinking about traveling, reading about it, researching destinations, planning itineraries for my next trip, and – thanks to Netflix – watching TV shows about travel. Five TV shows in particular have had an enormous impact on how …

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Why Traveling is Good for You

Why Traveling is Good for You

Why Traveling is Good for You Disclaimer:  I am completely biased on this subject. I think that traveling is the most exciting, rewarding, and fun adventure one can have. When I hear people say that they don’t like to travel, it blows my mind. I just can’t wrap my mind around the concept of not enjoying …

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Where the Heck is Guam, Anyway?

Where the Heck is Guam, Anyway?

In the News Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Guam. North Korea has been eyeing the small island in the western Pacific for target practice. I have no desire to talk about politics or Kim Jong-un. However, this is a great opportunity to learn about a place that is relatively unknown. Who (Lives …

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Crabs, Clams, and . . . Congressmen?

Crabs, Clams, and . . . Congressmen?

Seafood & Schmoozing An annual event in the tiny town of Crisfield, Maryland (pop. 2630), draws hordes of both politicians and ordinary folks who just love seafood.  It’s the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, and it takes place every year, always on the third Wednesday of July. I’m not sure why exactly it’s …

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21 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 2

21 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 2

For my post on the first ten new UNESCO World Heritage sites, click here. 11. Taputapuātea, center of the “Polynesian Triangle”, French Polynesia Taputapuātea on Ra’iatea Island is part of the Polynesian Triangle – the last part of the globe to be settled by humans. The property includes two forested valleys, a portion of lagoon …

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21 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 1

21 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 1

World Heritage Sites At the beginning of July, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added 21 new locations to their list of World Heritage sites. A World Heritage site is a place of special cultural or physical significance. Some of the more famous UNESCO World Heritage sites are the Taj Mahal, Easter …

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Delaware State Fair Review

Delaware State Fair Review

Small Wonder Even though I live in Maryland, I’m only about 10 miles from the Delaware border.  And Delaware is such a small state, it’s possible to drive from one end (Delmar) to the other (Beaver Valley) in just a little over two hours. Delaware has only three counties, and for a long time, its …

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