Daily Archives: March 12, 2012

Travel Tidbits – Exploring Florida’s newest theme parks

 

City chic ... the German Historical Museum. Photo: Getty Images

Lure of the bleak city
It’s impossible not to warm to Berlin — even when there’s a chill in the air… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miracles set in stone
The wonders of Ethiopia… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laid-back fantasy towns for every style
20 low-key, low-stress “Fantasy Towns” … USA Today

 

 

 

 

36 Hours: New Orleans
The days leading up to Mardi Gras, Feb. 21 this year, fuse into one long celebration, as the city begins to fill up with floats, and anticipation rules… New York Times

 

 

 

Exploring Florida’s newest theme parks
Kids are in love with Lego and Harry Potter… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

 

Let your dog take you cross-country skiing
Glide down winter trails with the help of your dog… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – Buenos Aires: city of passion

The Karen Blixen Museum in the author's original home, Nairobi. Picture: Susan Kurosawa Source: The Australian

Nairobi confidential
The sense of bush adventure comes early: there are zebras behind the fences at Nairobi airport and mobile phones’ global roaming pops up as Safaricom… The Australian

 

 

 

 

 

China’s flourishing Nanjing is fueled by youth and art
Thanks to a combination of young entrepreneurs, large numbers of university students and revitalization efforts, today’s Nanjing has an air of youthful exuberance that would have been unthinkable only a few decades ago… Seattle Times

 

 

 

Georgia: Blessed in a big-hearted country
A surprising welcome in a former Soviet republic that may be economically poor but has many other riches… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

Buenos Aires: city of passion
Buenos Aires is often billed as the Paris of the South, and it certainly has the appropriate sophistication… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

8 Unique Tours
Eight tours for people who don’t like tours… IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcatraz, a blooming garden spot
The flower beds that once served as colorful buffers for the notorious former prison site known as the Rock have been restored thanks to the efforts of the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

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The Griffith Observatory

It's A Magical World Old Buddy

The Griffith Observatory is one of the most recognizable landmarks along the Los Angeles skyline. In fact, the Observatory is so recognizable that the locals are equally excited to see the Observatory as they are to see the Hollywood Sign!* Many individuals are delighted to discover that the Hollywood Sign can be pretty clearly identified from the Griffith Observatory. They are further delighted to discover that if you stand in the right spot you can spin around really fast so that you can see the Hollywood Sign at one moment, then the Griffith Observatory in the next moment, followed by the Hollywood Sign, and so on, until you engulfed in extreme tourist bliss. (And slight nausea, but tourist attractions can sometimes have that effect on people).

The Observatory has a long history in Los Angeles, harkening back to simpler times in America’s past. We are reminded of the old days…

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