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Posts from the ‘Arts’ Category

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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28
Mar
New York City skyline from the air, landing at LaGuardia Airport. Image: Jason Dutton-Smith

Top 10 Things To Do In New York City

Which is the most visited city in the United States? OK, that was easy. But with over 30 million visitors per year, all keen to take their own bite of the big apple, this city has countless super-star attractions.

From famous movie scenes and instantly recognised landmarks, to restaurants and foods known the world over, it’s easy to get lost in this metropolis of paradoxes and delight. Here are ten of my favourite places to visit in New York City.

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22
Mar
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE - Photo credit: Aaron Felske

Cirque du Soleil – Las Vegas Shows

Las Vegas is all about voyeurism – from the bright city lights to spell-binding and dazzling shows, the countless casinos and entertainment venues are all vying for your attention and your tourist dollar. To succeed on the Sin City strip, venues need to produce something truly unique and spectacular to provoke the senses and invoke the imagination. And there is one production who does just that….and more.

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10
Mar
Central Park - New York City

10 Fun New York State Trivia Facts You Never Knew

Ah, New York, the city that never sleeps. Famous for its hot pretzel carts, gorgeous sky-line and some of the best shopping and entertainment in the world; visitors don’t have to look far for their next adventure.

But as much as we like to think we know New York through its many TV, film and movies that made this city cinematically famous, there are many other interesting facts that may come as a surprise. Here are 10 New York trivia facts you never knew.  

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25
Jul
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Beautiful Wausau, Wisconsin – Skiing, Arts & History

Wausau is the regional hub of central and north central Wisconsin. In addition to its fantastic canoeing and kayaking areas, this charming city has many other recreational activities to offer, from museums and historic sites, excellent river walks and bike paths, to lush island parks and nature reserves – and of course down-hill skiing and snowboarding in the winter!
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19
Jun
Graceland entrance

Elvis Presley Graceland – An Historic Treasure

Graceland is a place revered by many. To Elvis fans around the world, this stately, old colonial house on the outskirts of downtown Memphis is almost sacred.

Love for the King and the devotion to preserving his legacy are very much evident in and around Graceland as well as its visitor’s centre, both of which encompass a most fitting tribute to Elvis, his life and his music.

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8
Jun

Cloud Gate (The Bean) Millennium Park – Reflections of Chicago

I cherish those moments travelling when you stumble upon a place that really peaks your interest, stops you dead in your tracks and makes you say ‘wow’. Cloud Gate, in Chicago, more affectionately known locally as ‘The Bean’ certainly achieved this.

On a recent visit to the States, we spent three glorious days in Chicago, Illinois. This post is a city pictorial of Chicago through the reflections ‘The Bean’. Enjoy! Read more »

10
May
St. Augusitne's dramatic skyline. Photo courtesy of FloridasHistoricCoast.com

St. Augustine – Explore Florida’s historic coast

When looking for a coastal holiday along America’s diverse Atlantic seaboard, the destination choices are endless. Warm and sunny beach holidays are among the most sought after and Florida, America’s Sunshine State, is a place which offers this in abundance. There is one Florida city though that can claim particular distinction.
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2
May
Summerfest Logo

Music lovers, get ready for Summer – Summerfest that is!

While writing this I’m reminded of that classic S’Express dance hit ‘Hey Music Lover’, a song that still makes me want to get up and boogie. Is it possible I’m showing my age by saying “boogie”? Still, no matter what kind of sound gets you moving summer is the season for music and a time when great concerts and festivals can be found around the nation. From big cities and small towns to places off the beaten track you’ll be sure to find your favourite bands performing somewhere.
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26
Nov
Miami - Cruise Port

Miami – Sun, Surf & Groovey Sounds

As the pulsating heart beat of southern Florida, Miami is dubbed The Capital of Latin America; and with good reason. It boasts long sunny days, large clean beaches, endless shopping, world heritage sites and never ending parties; plus a melting pot of Latino cuisine and flavours.
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3
Apr
Chicago downtown

Chicago – 6 fun facts you probably didn’t know

Ah Chicago, home to many stars such as Oprah, Michael Jordan and Bill Murray and once unofficially ruled by the infamous mobster himself, Al Capone. Nestled on 26 miles of lakefront, today the third largest city in America is a cosmopolitan, diverse and fascinating city to explore. Here we explore some of the lesser known facts of Chicago.

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