June 2014

Photo Friday: Green Giant

June 27, 2014

The Green Giant sparkles at the entrance of Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria Just outside of Innsbruck, Austria, in the city of Wattens, Tyrol, there is a green giant with sparkling eyes, built right into the hillside. Inside the entrances on either side of the “monster’s” water-spouting mouth are the entrances to the Swarovksi Kristallwelten (Crystal […]

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The History of Cruising and Cruise Ships

June 26, 2014

When people think of famous ships they may think of the Titanic, the Queen Elizabeth, Carnival’s Mardi Gras, the Queen Mary 2, or the Sovereign of the Seas. Or they may think of Royal Carribean’s Oasis of the Seas or Allure of the Seas or Harmony of the Seas, currently the largest cruise ships afloat at sea. We rarely think of the […]

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Highlights of a Drive to the Oregon Coast from Portland to Astoria

June 25, 2014

Last summer, we spent the 4th of July on the Oregon Coast, making the drive to from Portland to Tillamook via Highway 6 through the Tillamook State Forest. After passing through the mountains, we started seeing pastures filled with grazing cows. The Oregon coast’s cool, wet climate makes for green nutritious grass that’s perfect for dairy cows. Local farmers have […]

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How To Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

June 24, 2014

One of the most important things to do while traveling is to take the necessary precautions to make sure that you don’t get sick, or contract any life-threatening diseases. Going to another country may mean that you will be exposed to diseases and germs that you have not been previously exposed to. By the time I had spent four […]

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