January 2011

Destination Photo of the Week: Where’s this lion?

January 31, 2011

This marble lion is one of six overlooking the sea while guarding the steps to a palace. What’s the name of the Palace? What is the Sea? This beautiful location is in what country?  Hints: The Palace was built over 18 years – 1830-1848. The lions are sculptured from Italian marble. The Palace was designed […]

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Photo Friday: Travels in Norway”™s Lofoten Islands

January 28, 2011

This postcard-like photo was taken near the village of Ballstad, in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle. Ballstad features an abundance of cod drying racks and fishing boats surrounded by crystal clear water. Winter temperatures in Lofoten are mild considering their far northern location above the […]

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“Travel means letting go and getting outside of your normal, stressful life.” A Travel Chat with a Lifestyle Coach.

January 18, 2011

Traveler Interview:  Jennifer Peek    Jennifer Peek grew up in a small town just 30 minutes east of Kansas City, Missouri and continues to live in Kansas City with her family – husband Mike, 11-year-old daughter Mara and 8-year-old son Max.  Mike grew up in southern California, moving to the Midwest at the age of twelve.  He […]

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Destination Photo of the Week: Where is this steam eruption?

January 17, 2011

 Geysers, thermal springs and mud have been attracting visitors here since the 1800s. Where is this thermal attraction? Hints: Native inhabitants harnessed the geo-thermal waters for bathing, cooking and therapeutic use. Hissing steam escapes from roadside vents. Clouds of steam drift from boiling mud pools. A faint smell of sulfur lingers in the air. Thermal […]

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