Category Archive: USA

MAY 2016 TRAVELS IN REVIEW – FLORIDA

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MAY 2016 TRAVELS IN REVIEW – FLORIDA The biggest event for me in May, 2016, was my mom turning 80 years old. For that reason I returned secretly to Florida in early May to plan and prepare a big surprise birthday bash for her. I’d actually gotten the party ball rolling more than six months …

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My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to the USA. I ended up …

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My 10 Best Travel Stories of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Stories of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to my old stomping grounds in Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to …

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OMG – Mega Bus USA !

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OMG – Mega Bus USA !  I had never heard of Mega Bus before. The only long-distance bus company in the USA I knew about was Greyhound. And Greyhound buses tend to be expensive. During several family visits in recent years I had taken Greyhound buses between family homes on occasion. A 4-hour trip cost …

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Morning at a Florida Beach

Morning at a Florida Beach For several miles along beach stretches known as Passe Grille and St Pete Beach, inviting walkways through grass-tufted dunes lead out to Florida Gulf Coast’s pristine sands. Miles upon miles of wide, platinum-white powdery beaches reach northward and southward along the Gulf of Mexico. In the following shot, famous Don …

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Evenings at Sunset Beach – Photo Essay

Evenings at Sunset Beach – Photo Essay   Florida’s Gulf Coast faces westward across the vast Gulf of Mexico towards southern Texas. Several hundred miles of fine white sand beaches provide idyllic settings for gorgeous panoramic sunsets the whole year round. In July and August, Florida’s turbulent, quickly-changing weather creates particularly dramatic sunsets along this …

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Travel Tips: 10 Great Alternative Activities in New York City

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Travel Tips: 10 Great Alternative Activities in New York City Every famous city has its ‘must see’ sites and ‘must do’ activities. In NYC the ‘must see’ attractions list includes: * Statue of Liberty * Empire State Building *Rockefeller Center * Central Park * Manhattan skyscrapers and skyline * Times Square (especially on NYE) * …

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Travel Tips: 5 Great Day Trips from Orlando, Florida

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Travel Tips: 5 Great Day Trips from Orlando, Florida  Are you heading to Orlando, Florida to immerse yourself in Disney World and Epcot Center? Once you’re happily ensconced in lively Orlando you might well find that after several days or a full week of exciting rides, massive crowds, long lines and bustling energy, you’ll needing …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Halloween Extraordinaire in St Petersburg, Florida

PHOTO GALLERY: Halloween Extraordinaire in St Petersburg, Florida Happy Halloween! For some unknown reason, the residents of St Petersburg, Florida celebrate Halloween with a special fervor. In the wealthy Northeast District particularly, home owners decorate their houses and properties with elaborate Halloween displays. Visitors can choose to be ‘killed’ by decapitation or the Electric Chair …

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Travel Perspectives: Should I Live in San Francisco?

Travel Perspectives: Should I Live in San Francisco?  A lot of people ask me if I plan to eventually return to the USA to ‘settle down’ and establish a home.  In reply, I wrote a post entitled Would I Ever Live in the United States? I explained that, for many many reasons I actually have …

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