24 Dec, 2017 in Alajuela, Visions

I began my Costa Rican adventures renting a car at San Jose and heading off to the north towards La Fortuna. First stop the La Paz Waterfall, a waterfall areas turned eco-Disney land that made me realize just how touristic and commercial Costa Rican “eco-travel” is. Still, can’t beat paved hikes to some gorgeous nature, […]

27 Sep, 2016 in Sintra
Quinta da Regaleira Sintra Portugal (3)

Sintra is a gorgeous getaway trip from Lisbon in Portugal. It combines many lovely attractions to keep every type of tourist happy, old forts, scenic views, nature hikes, funky estates, castles, and an old Portugese town with cafes and shopping. The last attraction I visited in Sintra before heading back to Lisbon was the Quinta da […]

7 Sep, 2012 in Siquijor
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Perhaps the most famous spot on Siquijor island are the Cambugahay Falls (not to be confused with Lugnason Falls) are the central-southern side of the island. They’re picture perfect. We’re talking clear blue waters flowing down from the island mountains in a three tiers of cool pristine water pools.   On a …

29 Jan, 2012 in Ontario
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The Niagara Falls are one of the prominent memories of my childhood tours around America. I remember them as one of the most impressive natural wonders I’ve seen up to that point in  time and together with the general high of the visit to the American wonderland, the falls proved a memory to last. …

25 Sep, 2011 in New York State
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Cruising down through New York State from Buffalo towards Pennsylvania and Washington DC, I got to visit some nice natural spots, but the only hike I did was in the wonderful Watkins Glen State Park climbing up the Finger Lakes. Of all the attractions in the area this was highlighted as a must see by […]

9 Sep, 2011 in Siquijor
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Not far from Napo and San Juan on the small island of Siquijor in the Filipino Visayas are the Lugnason Falls. Unlike the larger Cambugahay Falls which are considered a prime attraction on Siquijor, the Lugnason Falls nobody really knows about. Not even some of the expatriate living on the island, it seems. You’re also […]

14 Oct, 2010 in Macedonia
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Located in eastern Macedonia, close to the border with Bulgaria, is the quiet little town of Strumica. It was mainly intended as a night stop-over (staying at Sirius Hotel), but it turned out the area does have something to offer and the morning tour arranged with a local tour company was rather enjoyable.   …

15 Sep, 2010 in East coast
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Set in Yilan County, about 20 minutes from Jiaoxi (礁溪) using Taiwan’s wonderful Taiwan Free Shuttle Bus services, is a popular short hiking trail of Linmen Shipan.     A Taiwanese government site introduces : Located at Jiaosi Township …

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