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6
Mar
Canadian Rockies

10 Reasons To Visit Canada

Boasting 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the longest ski season in the world and some of the most spectacular natural wonders on the planet, its no wonder tourists continue to flock to Canada in record numbers.

Few places allow for such fun-filled diversity as Canada; a place where you can start the day with a dip in the ocean before hitting the ski slopes that same afternoon. This part of North America is vast, wild and magical. Here are just ten reasons why Canada should be at the top of your travel list.

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22
Feb

The Ghan Train Review – Australia’s Greatest Train Journey

As I stepped off the train, the scorched, red earth made an audible crunch beneath my feet. Leaving the comfort of the air-conditioned carriage, I felt the sun’s hot rays on the back of my neck.

The land laid out before me revealed the harsh surroundings of the Australian outback – flat land stretching to the horizon – empty, vast and surprisingly quiet. I instantly felt a smile begin to form across my face as I studied the iconic outback vista before me.

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9
Feb

Taste The Real Hawaii On The ‘Garden Island’ Of Kauai

Waikiki Beach is most often the ‘go-to’ destination for those looking for a fun-filled Hawaiian holiday. Whether it’s the sun, surf and sand, the top-notch restaurants, glittering high rise hotels, or a retail scene that would satisfy even the most insatiable shopping bug, it’s no wonder that people flock to this famous Honolulu beach in droves.

The beauty of Hawaii though, is that there’s a whole world outside of the bustling capital city, just begging to be explored, and the tiny island of Kauai, is the perfect place to start.

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7
Feb
Papa bear searching for foodPapa bear amongst the rocks - Image Jason Dutton-Smith

Polar Bears, Beluga Whales & Blooms in Churchill, Canada

It’s a question every adventurer or photographer could ask themselves. How will you react when the animal you are searching for stares back at you with a curious gaze?

With erect ears and twitching noses inquisitively probing the air, the locals were just as curious of us, as we were of them.

On their annual migration to the ice-filled northern reaches of the Arctic in search of food, ‘polar bear alley’ passes through Churchill on the windswept shores of Canada’s Hudson Bay.

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24
Jan
Chattanooga - Smoky Mountains

Guide to America’s National Parks – Our top picks

What better way to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit than a visit to one of America’s inspiring national treasures – the beautiful sights that make up the U.S. National Parks System.

The National Park System includes national monuments, battlefield parks and old homesteads and buildings that tell the stories of America’s past. Of course the park system also includes the beautiful natural wonders of the country and in this list we will take a glimpse at several of the places that we have come to love – vast areas of immense beauty that must be seen to comprehend and truly appreciate.
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19
Jan

An Avgeek Story – Herman the Duck, North Central and Republic Airlines

July 1, 2021, will mark the 42nd anniversary of the formation of Republic Airlines. Told from a ‘hometown’ perspective, this is a story of that airline and its famous duck logo named Herman.

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10
Jan
planet earth

How to travel when in lockdown or quarantine

Armchair travelling: the art of exploring the world from home.

The act of armchair travel is not a new concept, but its popularity has grown rapidly. With lockdowns due to Covid-19 continuing, these films are sure to satisfy your travel bug.

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9
Jan
Map of Pearl Harbour US Naval Fleet

Hawaii – Beyond Waikiki Beach to Pearl Harbour

Hawaii is a cosmopolitan destination offering modern elements with historic flair. Hawaii’s diverse elements have formed a unique South Pacific culture that beckons, whose people are eager to welcome visitors with that famous Aloha Spirit.
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8
Jan
Alamo Square - San Francisco

Top 5 Things To Do In San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful city that invites you to wonder its steep, tree lined streets for hours. With beautiful parks and beaches and a famous island prison in the middle of the bay, you can’t help but fall in love and be captivated by this diverse, fun city and all its offerings. Here is our list of the top 5 things to do in San Francisco.
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5
Apr
Chicago Architecture Cruise - First Lady Cruises

Picture Review of Chicago River Architecture Cruise

Chicago, the gleaming and stylish city on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan is always a pleasure to visit. A walk along its tree-lined streets, beautiful wide avenues and manicured parks never fail to impress. The ‘city of big shoulders’ is known for many things, but, one of its most acclaimed features is its architecture. Chicago is after all the birthplace of the modern skyscraper
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4
Apr

Top 10 Funny and Unusual Town Names in America

Sometimes, a name is just a name, and other times it speaks volumes about a city or town. From the wacky, to the downright unfortunate, these 10 towns make quite a name for themselves.

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25
Mar
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

5 Famous American Bridges

America boasts some of the most famous and understated bridges in the world today. Here we review 5 of the most famous and historic. Travel throughout certain regions and you will drive over bridges dating back to the 1800’s.
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12
Jul
A340 sunset take off

The World’s Best Airline Logos

There are a lot of great airline logos out there, but however stylish one may look when fully integrated into an airline’s color scheme, is another story. The question is, how does it look as a stand-alone symbol?

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12
Jun
28 Barbary Lane - aka Macondray Lane

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin – My self guided tour of San Francisco

“This is a must read!” a friend exclaimed, as he explained the collection of fascinating characters I’d get to know, in this now classic series of books.

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11
Jun
Entrance to Chapultepec Park with the castle on the hill

Mexico City and a Milestone Birthday

Mexico City – it’s like no other city in the world – certainly unlike any other north of the Rio Grande.

It’s what every capital should be – vibrant, cultured, inspiring, and above all, a reflection of the country it represents. This Mexican looking glass is at once modern, and mysterious. Ancient Aztec ruins stand proudly alongside colonial era cathedrals. A short drive outside the capital, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon stand like desert ornaments, reminding us of the great pre-Columbian civilization of Teotihuacan.

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