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Salisbury, England, a perfect day trip from London

November 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

To many, this delightful cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, is a jumping off point for a visit to the famous and mysterious Stonehenge. But, this city of 40,000 residents is steeped in history. As such, travelers who see it as little more than a glorified bus stop are missing out on seeing a pair of historic sites.

For author, Paris’ history, culture is the draw

November 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

From the Louvre to the Musee d’Orsay to the Eiffel Tower, Paris is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. “I started with the great cities of the world. Paris was top of the list,” author Robyn Webb said.

Would you skip showering for extra vacation?

November 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s safe to say most people want an extra week of vacation. But, how far are people willing to go for that extra week? The short answer is too far.

Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world?

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

The face is instantly recognizable: The woman, probably in her 20s or 30s, looks toward the viewer with an almost emotionless expression. Questions abound, yet the Mona Lisa is probably the most famous painting in the world.

Shades of 1998: Mr. Toad, meet the Maelstrom

September 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Early next month, Epcot’s Maelstrom is set to go the way of World of Motion, Mission to Mars and, yes, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Walt Disney World officials are Mr. Toading the Maelstrom.

London calling: ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’

September 19, 2014 // 3 Comments

London’s culture and sense of being is built on history. There is nary a corner of the city that doesn’t hold a great story and serve as the backdrop of some great event that helped shaped not only London and England, but the world at large, for in many ways the history of London — and frankly, that of England — is the story of the world.

Paying tribute to 9/11 13 years later

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of memorials across the country. They range in size from paintings on the side of a building in Lumber City, Ga., to Hilliard’s First Memorial Park to the “Postcards” memorial on Staten Island.

What to see in Bath, England: Five ideas for exploring the historic city

September 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bath has a rich and colorful history. An absolutely charming city, Bath is located roughly 100 miles west of London, making it the perfect destination for a day trip. A tourist destination since the city’s founding during Roman times, Bath today is home to roughly 80,000 residents and sees more than 4.4 million visitors per year.
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