Cinque Terre, Italy – Five alive, don’t forget your camera

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Rate our ReviewsItaly has so many treasures that it is easy to overlook the wealth of natural attractions.  Atop my list of these wonders is the splendid Cinque Terre hike. Cinque Terre translates as ‘five villages’, which are (from east to west):  Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. This eight-mile jaunt passes through everyone, and […]

Greenwich Village , New York City , No stonewalling in Greenwich Village

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Rate our ReviewsGreenwich Village , New York City, NY,,,Pandemics be damned, I remain convinced we will not be stonewalled by COVID-19.  There should be no better way to broadcast this conviction than venturing to ground zero, New York City, where we continue the pursuit of US National Monuments by dropping in on Stonewall National Monument.  At this memorial in Greenwich Village, travel would educate me before, […]

Mentor, Ohio – Home again

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Rate our ReviewsFinally, I am back to the beginning.  This is where my series began, originating from reading “Destiny of the Republic”, a biography of James Garfield.  Mighty oaks from little acorns grow, and I owe much to this splendid volume.  The book was purchased only to preview as a possible Christmas present for my […]

New York City, NY: Monumental Task – Governor Clinton 

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Rate our ReviewsNew York City, NY….If you are also chasing down US National Monuments, visiting the Statue of Liberty poises you to easily capture two more.  Venturing to Liberty Island from the Battery Park ferry at the southern tip of Manhattan places you steps away from Castle Clinton National Monument, and; only one block east is where you catch a ten minute ferry to reach Governor’s Island National Monument.  As grand as it was […]

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA – Friendly Fire

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Rate our ReviewsTravel articles dwell upon highlights, so there is a ton of literature praising the fifty-eight national parks in the United States.  It is too often overlooked there are more than 10,000 state parks here as well.  Many of these are remarkable and I want to make sure you are aware of a favourite.  […]