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Travel Tidbits – Arthur Avenue, the Bronx: The real Little Italy?

New London airport ‘could be built in six years’
A new airport sited in the Thames Estuary could take as little as six years to complete .. Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

Adventure along the African coast
Namibia’s harsh coastline and desert hold mystery and beauty… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

36 Hours in Quebec City
One of the oldest cities in North America, Quebec City, with its revitalized parks and gleaming cultural centers, has emerged from the long shadow of its popular neighbor, Montreal… New York Times

 

 
Arthur Avenue, the Bronx: The real Little Italy?
Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the kind of place where you might be bribed with a cannoli… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 

Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island
Clay Head, a 70-foot-high bluff, looks over miles and miles of open ocean on a clear summer morning. It is an ideal way to greet a day that will include hiking, biking, birding… LA Times

 

 

 

 

Get royal treatment with a kink whisperer at this Scottish spa
By far Edinburgh’s most regal respite for royal wedding guests, the hotel’s spa offers pampering on a grand scale… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

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Where to go Whale watching

The Cetacea hold an important lesson for us. The lesson is not about whales and dolphins, but about ourselves. There is at least moderately convincing evidence that there is another class of intelligent beings on Earth beside ourselves. They have behaved benignly and in many cases affectionately towards us. We have systematically slaughtered them. Little reverence for life is evident in the whaling industry – underscoring a deep human failing…In warfare, man against man, it is common for each side to dehumanize the other so that there will be none of the natural misgivings that a human being has at slaughtering another…” ~Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Connection, New York: Doubleday, 1973 (quoted in “Whale Nation” by Heathcote Williams, Jonathan Cape ltd,1988)

Although there are many amazing places to go whale watching, such as Hawaii, New Zealand, and Spain, I have just listed a few below.

  • Alaska

 

  • Azores – Portugal

 

  • California

 

  • Iceland

 

  • Massachusetts

 

  • Mexico

 

 

  • Norway

 

  • Scotland

 

  • South Africa

 

  • Vancouver Island

 

“The brain size of whales is much larger than that of humans. Their cerebral cortexes are as convoluted. They are at least as social as humans. Anthropologists believe that the development of human intelligence has been critically dependent upon these three factors: brain volume, brain convolutions, and social interactions among individuals. Here we find a class of animals where the three conditions leading to human intelligence may be exceeded, and in some cases greatly exceeded. ~Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Connection, New York: Doubleday, 1973 (quoted in “Whale Nation” by Heathcote Williams, Jonathan Cape ltd,1988)

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Blue Whale

 

Amazing Blue Whale – the biggest animal on Earth!

Most scenic cruises

“As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.”~Margaret Mead

 

  • Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands

 

 

  • Galapagos Islands

 

 

 

  • Baja California/Sea of Cortez

 

 

  • Alaska

 

 

  • The Kimberley

 

 

  • Borneo

 

 

  • French Polynesia

 

 

  • Hebridean Islands

 

 

  • The Arctic/Spitsbergen

 

 

  • Madagascar

 

 

  • Egypt

 

 

  • New England

 

 

  • Norwegian Fjords

 

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Oklahoma City, OK 73132
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