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Chateau d’If :: Marseilles, France

The notorious fortress that was part of the setting for the historic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas was infamously the prison for many of France’s political and religious captives. Built as a fortress against Mediterranean Sea raiders between 1524 and 1531, Chateau d’If is still situated on its small, forbidding island [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:23:40+00:00January 29th, 2012|Landmarks|0 Comments

Three Hidden Treasures in the Catskills

If you ever dreamed about finding a beautiful and secluded vacation spot in a country environment, look in the Catskills. If you live in New York or the New England area, taking a vacation to the Catskills will be well worth the trip. It’s an area filled with natural beauty and stunning scenery. The three [...]

By |2014-02-10T10:49:53+00:00January 22nd, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

New Orleans Hotels with good ratings

New Orleans stays with you. People who travel to New Orleans for the first time don’t just rave about it; they insist others must visit. This might be a city that offers the French Quarter, the Riverwalk, Jackson Square, superior jazz, and Cajun food, but it goes much deeper than that. The French Quarter isn’t [...]

By |2014-02-10T10:53:53+00:00January 18th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Travel to the Greek Islands: Charms of Ancient Serifos

We should all be as lucky as young Perseus and his mother Danae to wash up on the shores of Serifos, an ancient Greek island that featured greatly in the mythological legend of heroic Perseus. To visit the island is like stepping back in time to an enchanting world. One of the western Cyclades islands, [...]

By |2014-02-10T10:54:56+00:00January 16th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

An Exciting Array of Day Trips from Parma, Bologna, and Modena

The Italian cities of the Emilia-Romagna region are famous for their food, architecture, and spectacular scenery. This area of Italy boasts Medieval and Renaissance cities, picturesque countryside, and myriad cultural attractions that include the oldest university in the Western world. Because transportation between and around the cities of Parma, Bologna, and Modena is convenient, there [...]

By |2012-10-21T13:36:26+00:00November 16th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Bumbershoot Festival :: Seattle, Washington

One of the largest festivals of North America, Bumbershoot is an international music and arts festival that is held annually in Seattle, Washington over the Labor Day weekend. The festival is ideally held on the seventy-four acres of Seattle’s City Center that had originally been constructed for the World’s Fair of 1962. Performances cover a [...]

By |2014-02-10T11:02:37+00:00November 15th, 2011|Festivals|0 Comments

Church of St. Mary of the Mongols :: Istanbul, Turkey

Consecrated in the thirteenth century, Istanbul’s Church of St. Mary of the Mongols is the city’s only church to have continuously remained in the hands of the Greek Orthodox community. Unlike many of Istanbul’s old churches, St. Mary of the Mongols was never to be converted to a mosque according to an order given by [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:23:48+00:00October 18th, 2011|Landmarks|0 Comments