September 2010

Destination Discovery: The Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wattens, Austria

September 30, 2010

Daniel Swarovski grew up in a glass-cutting family in Bohemia.  After attending Vienna’s First Electrical Exhibition when he was 21, he dreamed of creating a machine that used electricity to cut crystals in an automated process. In 1892, Swarovski patented an electric-powered machine to precisely cut glass into multifaceted crystals. Swarovski and two others formed […]

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Destination Photo of the Week: What lies inside this water-spouting Giant?

September 27, 2010

This water-spouting creature houses a tribute to the diversity of creativity.   It was built to honor the 100th anniversary of the company. What is the company?  Where is it located? Hints: Inside, the lightening is dim but the company’s product sparkles brightly. It is located near a city known for hosting the Olympics. The company’s largest […]

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“You can read about other parts of the world, but until you experience it, you don”™t truly appreciate what is out there.” — A Travel Chat with an Investment Advisor.

September 23, 2010

Traveler Interview:  Terri Marriott Kirley    Based in Leawood, Kansas, Terri Kirley owns and operates Monaco Wealth Management, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm established in 2006.     Terri provides clients with straight forward information and analysis necessary to make sound personal investment decisions, drawing on her extensive experience as a CPA, CFO, entrepreneur and investment advisory […]

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Destination Discovery: Bay of Islands, New Zealand

September 22, 2010

The northern coast of New Zealand’s North Island is a popular fishing, sailing and tourist destination. It is also home to The Bay of Islands, one of New Zealand’s most historic sites.    Captain Cook sailed the HMS Endeavour into the Bay of Islands in 1769. Eventually a British Colony was established here, where Maori tribes […]

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