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The Highlight of Venice – Our Tour of St. Mark’s Basilica

Venice is one unique city. Busy canals filled with gondolas and water taxis. The Byzantine design adds mystique to this affluent and prestigious community. St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice is, by far, one of the most revered buildings in the city.  This elegant structure symbolizes Venetian wealth, prestige, and power, and continues to be a […]

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Cruising Historic Castles – Middle Rhine River

Cruising historic castles, vibrant scenery, comfortable lodging and mind-blowing excursions, all included as you float the Middle Rhine River through Germany. For the novice and seasoned traveler, we recommend the Historic Castles of the Middle Rhine River. A holiday you will remember. The video highlighted here, was captured on the Rhine Getaway which voyages between […]

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St. Mary’s Basilica Phoenix

Phoenix in February

We have been out of town this week at one of the most inspiring conferences that we’ve ever been to!  Although I’ll write more on it later, we thought it might be interesting to show you what Phoenix is like this time of year.       During the last several days, we’ve been sitting […]

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I’m the Phoenix City Guide for the Examiner, an online publication

Although I haven’t written about it earlier, Ron and I have been ‘showcasing’ the downtown Phoenix area for an online publication, Examiner.com, I’m the Phoenix City Guide!  For the last two months, we’ve been publishing weekly articles about downtown, and, since we live in the heart of the city, it’s a perfect match!  We’ve seen […]

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The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

We recently visited the Hall of Flame Fire Museum and it is truly one of our city’s gems.  With almost an acre of fire history exhibits, this museum has the largest collection of firefighting apparatus in the United States.  This one location houses more than 130 of the earliest steam and motorized fire engines and […]

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Seattle Amtrak Station

12 Reasons Why Amtrak Travel is the Best Way to Travel from Vancouver to Seattle

For business commuters and tourists alike, the Amtrak from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington, is a popular mode of transportation.  To begin with, there’s easy on-off access.  The Pacific Central Station in Vancouver is located conveniently at the end of the False Creek Inlet, just minutes from the famous Expo building and the downtown […]

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Six Places for Kids in Victoria BC:

1. Victoria Hippo Tours Our tour guide was witty, knowledgeable, and fun during our 90-minute tour. Kids of all ages will love riding in the bright yellow and purple hippo-bus while enjoying sights in–and around– the beautiful harbor!   2. Royal BC Museum This museum offers summer activities such as a Lecture Series about adventurers […]

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Vancouver, BC, a Huge City for Its Size!

Shelli and I arrived by ferry from Vancouver Island right at rush hour on a Sunday afternoon. That’s correct Phoenicians; Vancouver has a rush hour even on a Sunday afternoon. We live in a metropolis with over 4.2 million population, the city of Phoenix itself is the 6th most populous city in the U.S. with […]

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Victoria – We Love This City!

We are enamored with Victoria, BC,with its clean air, ocean breezes, abundant foliage, and organic eateries.  In short, it won our hearts. The Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum is a Victorian-era castle complete with lavish furnishings, stunning woodwork and lots of stained glass.  Most of the décor is original and boasts one of the most […]

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Victoria BC

 We perked a pot of coffee and cooked a bit of toast in the condo while working on our computers. When we realized it was 11:30 we decided to get some blood flowing and take a journey. This time we started walking the opposite direction from the past two days; I’m not sure what direction […]

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Victoria, BC, Canada

Victoria BC Canada is the largest seaside citiy on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  It is an easy commuter plane ride from Seattle and is one of the places we’ve always wanted to visit. First impression was that Victoria BC Canada is a city that has a quiet ability for bringing out the best […]

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