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21
Apr
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 of mine exclaimed with excitement “but be warned, you’ll be hooked from the start!” Snickering under my breath I studied the front cover and wondered what this Tales of the City was all about. I mean we’ve all heard the claim before – the one that will supposedly rock our world, one that we just won’t be able to put down. Well, as it turns out, he was right.

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30
Nov

Old State House Museum – Boston Massachusetts

You can’t help but feel a sense of great history when walking the charming streets of Boston. History is everywhere and it seems to hang in the air, oozing off the historic buildings and cityscapes like a warm mist after a summer rain. I always knew there was a deep, rich history in this incredible city, and then I stumbled upon Old State House Museum. I couldn’t believe what I had read on the entry plaque – was this true? I knew I was going to be in for a surprise. Read more »

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 preserve 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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16
Jun
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 fails 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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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 »

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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21
Apr
Capitol Building Nashville TN

Top 5 Must See US Capitol Buildings

If you’re a traveller who has an appreciation for inspiring architecture or one who simply enjoys acquainting yourself with a city through its history then look no further than a visit to one of the U.S.A.’s fifty state capitol buildings.
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