Category Archives: Great Places

World’s Greatest Towers

     Towers are defined here as tall, cylindrical structures which are not office buildings or apartment buildings. Many of these structures (and they are becoming more and more frequent) are erected and added to a city’s skyline purely for the attraction of … Continue reading

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Great Places – Hawai’i

    Hawaii is the youngest of the 50 states and perhaps the most beautiful. This string of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is the only tropical region in the United States and has perhaps the most pleasant … Continue reading

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Great Shopping Around the World

     The following is a an annotated list of some of the world’s best shopping venues, especially for all those women out there who can’t get enough.         United States                     1. New York City – Fifth Avenue … Continue reading

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Great Places – Alaska USA

    Alaska is the largest of the 50 United States, and is also the most northerly and remote wilderness. As such, visitors tend to be concentrated in the southern, most accessible part of the state. Most tourists actually see the … Continue reading

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Great Places – California USA

    California is one of the largest of the United States and has a wealth of travel attractions, from incredibly beautiful national parks, to glorious beaches, mountains, and exciting cities. It is also one of the most populous states, probably … Continue reading

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Great Places – Northwest States, USA

     The American Northwest is another favorite vacation area for both residents and foreigners. The area has spectacular scenery, several national parks, and some fascinating cities. Here are descriptions of my favorite places in the region. Look for the photo … Continue reading

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Great Places – Southwest USA

     Arizona and New Mexico occupy a very special place in the hearts and minds of tourists to America. These two states preserve a flavor of the Spanish influences which harken to a time when they were part of Mexico. … Continue reading

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Great Places – Central Rockies USA

    The central Rockies include the states of Colorado, Utah and Nevada. There is a great diversity of spectacular scenery in the many National Parks of this region, plus some interesting urban areas, as well. Check out my favorites below … Continue reading

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Great Places – Northern Rockies USA

     This category highlights the beginning of the West for a traveler from the East. Some of these states are not actually in the Rockies, but they foretell what is to come further westward and begin the sense of vastness and … Continue reading

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Great Places – Central & Lower Midwest USA

     The Midwest is fairly bleak as far as tourist attractions go, which is why I have included so many states in this entry. There are a few bright spots, however, and they have been highlighted below. The states I … Continue reading

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