Fun Facts

7 Things to See or Do at Santa Cruz de La Palma

March 16, 2017

We have four friends visiting Spain’s Canary Islands, as well as many other wonderful destinations via the 56-Day Grand Mediterranean Cruise on the ms Prinsendam. We wish we could join them as the Canaries – the seven islands off of the coast of West Africa – are still on our bucket list. When we do visit, these are 7 things […]

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24 Fun Facts About Fairbanks, Alaska

February 1, 2017

Fairbanks, with a population of 32,469, is the state of Alaska’s second largest city. It is located approximately 120 miles south of the Arctic Circle, on the banks of the Chena River. 1. The founding of Fairbanks can be traced to August 26, 1901 when E.T. Barnette created a temporary trading post on the banks of […]

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15 Interesting Facts About the Canary Islands

January 20, 2017

1. The Canary Islands — an archipelago of seven main islands and six islets located off the west coast of Africa — are a part of Spain. 2. During the Middle Ages, the Canaries were explored by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and the Carthaginians but it was the Romans who named the islands: Nivaria (Tenerife), Canaria (Gran Canaria), Pluvialia (Lanzarote), […]

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16 Interesting Facts About the Corinth Canal in Greece

December 29, 2016

The photos are intriguing. The four-mile-long Corinth Canal through Greece connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Only 70 ft. wide at sea level, the canal expands to a width of 81 ft. at top of its 300 ft. high rock walls. Only ships with a width of 58 ft. or […]

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