March 2011

Photo Friday: Baltic Sunrise

March 25, 2011

Sailing on the Baltic Sea into Visby, Gotland In the middle of the Baltic Sea lies the island of Gotland, home of the medieval town  of Visby, also known as the “city of roses and ruins”. Home to a well-preserved wall that rings the city dating from the 12th century, Visby is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s location […]

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Destination Discovery: Rotorua, New Zealand

March 23, 2011

Geysers, thermal springs and mud have been attracting visitors here since the 1800s. A faint smell of sulfur and hissing steam from roadside vents greets as you drive into the city of Rotorua, on New Zealand’s North Island. A city of less than 60,000 permanent residents, Rotorua lies on a large volcano that last erupted […]

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Photo Friday: The Bean

March 18, 2011

The polished shine of Chicago’s Cloud Gate sculpture captivates visitors to Millennium Park. Nicknamed “The Bean,” British artist Anish Kapoor’s sculpture design was inspired by liquid mercury. Weighing nearly 100 ton, 168 highly polished stainless steel plates with no visible seams create The Bean.  Its surface reflects and distorts Chicago’s skyline. Visitors walk around and […]

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52 Reasons to Travel. What’s Yours?

March 16, 2011

People choose to travel for many different reasons. Some want to take a break from everyday life. Others want to see new places or meet new people. Why do you travel? We get asked this often, most directly by our 9-year-old niece who asked “Why do you guys travel so much?” We don’t have a […]

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