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travel review from Saint Michaels, Maryland
updated 4 days ago
We've never gotten to visit St. Michaels. It has always been a summer weekend, or else there has been no wind. Also I think the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons doesn't get the credit it deserves because everyone thinks St. …
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On August 14, 1848, Congress appropriated $3,500 for building a lighthouse on Blackistone Island. John Donahoo, who was known for his quality work and reasonable rates, was contracted to build the lighthouse and would eventually build over a dozen beacons …
travel review from Grasonville, Maryland
updated 4 days ago
The water here is over 140 feet deep and the lighthouse warns of the dramatic shoaling up to only 6 feet. The name of the area may be appropriate since according to legend, a group of Indians was reportedly enticed …
travel blog from Fez, Morocco
updated 4 days ago
Another day tour that can be done from Fez is a visit to Meknes, situated an hour away. Also included are visits to the Roman Ruins of Volubilis and a brief stop in Moulay Idriss, which is second only to …
travel review from North Yorkshire, England
updated 4 days ago
The lowest of the famous 'Three Peaks '(the others being Ingleborough and Whernside), at 2,277 feet (694m) the jutting jaw of Pen-y-Ghent still provides a good challenge for climbers. The name has Celtic origins meaning 'hill of the border' as …
travel review from Castle Bolton, United Kingdom
updated 4 days ago
Bolton Castle is in the tiny village of Castle Bolton at the eastern end of Wensleydale. The castle was originally built as a residence by Lord Richard le Scrope (Treasurer and Chancellor to King Richard II), but in 1379 he …
travel review from Ingleton, England
updated 4 days ago
At 2,372 feet (723m) Ingleborough is one of the celebrated 3 peaks of the Yorkshire Dales (the other 2 being Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent). It is frequently climbed as part of the 'Three Peaks Challenge', which is a 24 mile (38 …
travel review from North Yorkshire, England
updated 4 days ago
Just a short walk from the village of Ingleton, the Waterfalls Trail is a delightful 4.5 miles (7.2km) of woodland paths along the rivers Twiss and Doe taking in the various waterfalls on the way. It’s quite an arduous walk …
travel review from Minsk, Belarus
updated 4 days ago
I liked Sputnik. Many thousands Russian tourists like Sputnik, too – book in advance and check Russian national holidays, it is full-booked in May, June and January. The room is nice, quite enough space for one person and one suitcase. …
travel review from Kissimmee, Florida
updated 4 days ago
I became a military enthusiast while living in France and had the opportunity to visit many World War II battlefields around Europe, plus several military museums, including the War Museum (very impressive) in London and the Battle of the Bulge …
travel review from Vicenza, Italy
updated 4 days ago
Contra Porti is a side street off corso Andrea Palladio. Here you can see several Gothic and Palladian palaces. One of the works of Palladio is palazzo Colleoni Porto. It is a Gothic-Venetian building constructed at the end of the …
travel review from Vicenza, Italy
updated 4 days ago
Andrea Palladio (his real surname is unknown) was born in 1508 in Padua and died in 1580. As a child he worked as an apprentice for a local stonecutter. In 1524 he moved to Vicenza where he met Gian Giorgio …
travel review from North Yorkshire, England
updated 4 days ago
Carrying the renowned Settle to Carlisle railway, Ribblehead Viaduct, built between 1870 and 1875, is a classic piece of railway engineering but its construction sadly caused the loss of life of many railway workers ('navvies'). The viaduct has 24 massive …
travel review from North Yorkshire, England
updated 4 days ago
Situated in the southern part of Wharfedale, Kilnsey Crag is a huge, overhanging, limestone cliff which is popular with both climbers and general tourists. The crag is a fine example of the power of the Ice Age glaciers which carved …
travel review from Vicenza, Italy
updated 4 days ago
This square was probably built on the site of an ancient Roman Forum. Here we see the Basilica, also called Palazzo della Ragione. Originally this was a Gothic structure that was built in the mid 15th century. Palladio designed the …
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