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Are you interested in travel ideas for places like London, New York City, Rome, Madrid, Toronto, Montreal, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Cuba and many others? Would you like to get travel ideas, read first-hand travel stories, check out photos and videos of these places? Then you have found the right place.

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Enjoy first-hand experiences from many near and far-away places and be inspired for your own trip, or simply relax and day-dream.

First hand travelogues:
Here you will find my own first-hand accounts of my experiences in various destinations, locally and abroad. These are first-hand authentic travel experiences from the various places that I have visited. Again, conveying the real experience is important to me, so they may initially have spelling mistakes or less than perfect grammar until I get to fix the articles when I return back home. But because of this they convey the feeling of the place in a much more direct way.




"Quebec Travel: A Visit to Mont Tremblant and the Laurentian Mountains"
"Quebec Travel - Summer Adventure at Mont Tremblant - Part 1"
"Quebec Travel - Summer Adventure at Mont Tremblant - Part 2"
"Quebec Travel - Summer Adventure at Mont Tremblant - Part 3"
"Berlin Travel: Reflections about Berlin"
"Austria Travel: Great Easter Meals, Austrian Castles & an Excursion to Hungary"
"Andalusia Travel: Granada and the Moorish Jewel of the Alhambra"
"Andalusia Travel: The Costa de la Luz, Cadiz and the Pueblos Blancos"
"Andalusia Travel: The Wonders of Seville"
"Montreal Travel: Montreal - A Fascinating Destination for All Seasons"
"Montreal Travel: A Fabulous Summer Getaway for the Rogers Cup"
"Ontario Travel: The Millcroft Inn - A Perfect Country Getaway 45 Minutes from the City"
"Ontario Travel: The Alton Mill - An Old Factory Becomes a Popular Arts Centre"
"Ontario Travel: Scenic Belfountain & a Pond-side Dinner at the Millcroft Inn"
"Ontario Travel: The Village of Erin and Cuisine-Art, a Fine Art and Food Festival"
"Ontario Travel:- The Village of Cheltenham and the Spirit Tree Estate Cidery"
"Peterborough Travel: A Visit to the Farmer's Market & a Lift Lock Cruise"
"Peterborough Travel: The Canadian Canoe Museum & a trip to the Otonabee River"
"Peterborough Travel: Dinner at the Holiday Inn & a Free Concert by the Lake"
"Peterborough Travel: Pioneer History Brought to Life at the Lang Pioneer Village"
"Peterborough Travel: The Elmhirst's Resort & an Evening at the 4th Line Theatre"
"Peterborough Travel: Bicycling through Peterborough with Pedal and Paddle"
"Peterborough Travel: Biking to Lakefield & Kayaking on the Trent Canal"
"Peterborough Travel: Friendly Hospitality at the Beacon by the Bay B&B
"Rome Travel: A Sightseeing Tour of Rome and a Trip to Ostia"
"Rome Travel: A Walking Tour of Rome's Main Sights"
"Rome Travel: A Bicycle Tour on the Ancient Via Appia"
"Rome Travel: A Train Trip to Frascati"
"Rome Travel: A Panoramic Bicycle Tour of the Vatican and Old Rome"
"Rome Travel: A Train Trip to Orvieto, an Anciant Hill Town"
"Spain Travel: Salamanca - A Destination for Spanish Language Learning"
"Madrid Spain Travel: A Sightseeing Tour of Madrid's Main Attractions"
"Madrid Spain Travel: A Bicycle Tour in Madrid"
"Spain Travel: An Excursion from Madrid to Segovia"
"Madrid Spain Travel: The Palacio Real, the Rastro and Buen Retiro Park"
"Asturias Travel: Arrival in Oviedo - the Capital of Asturias"
"Asturias Travel: Pre-Romanesque Santa Maria del Naranco & the La Balesquida Festival"
"Asturias Travel: A Visit to Gijón, the Largest City in Asturias"
"Asturias Travel: A Bicycling Adventure on the Bear Trail"
"Asturias Travel: Exploring Bermiego, Quiros, San Martin de Teverga & the Cave La Huerta"
"Asturias Travel: Exploring Cangas de Onís and Covadonga"
"Asturias Travel: Discovering the Picos de Europa"
"Asturias Travel: The Tito Bustillo Prehistoric Cave and a Scenic Walk in Ribadesella"
"Asturias Travel: Exploring Llanes, a Mountain Drive & Hospitality at the Posada de Babel"
"Asturias Travel: Exploring the Asturian Coast, Colombres & the Cares Mountain Valley"
"Mexico Travel: Studying Spanish in Guadalajara"
"Mexico Travel: Discoveries in Tlaquepaque and Tonalá"
"Mexico Travel: A First Look at Guanajuato, the La Valenciana Mine and El Pípila"
"Mexico Travel: Downtown Guanajuato & the luxurious Quinta Las Acacias Hotel"
"Mexico Travel: Admiring ceramic art and exploring Guanajuato's history at La Alhóndiga"
"Mexico Travel: Guanajuato's famous and eerie Mummy Museum"
"Mexico Travel: Bicycling adventures in the mountains of Guanajuato"
"Mexico Travel: The Diego Rivera Museum in Guanajuato"
"Mexico Travel: A sightseeing tour of Guadalajara"
"Mexico Travel: The Cultural Centre El Refugio in Tlaquepaque"
"Mexico Travel: A Driving Tour of Lake Chapala: Mexcala Island, Chapala Town, Ajijic"
"Mexico Travel: Retiring on Lake Chapala - Meeting someone who did it"
"Mexico Travel: The Guadalajara Language Center and the Tlaquepaque Municipal Market"
"Mexico Travel: A driving tour to Tequila: Seeing how Tequila is made"
"Mexico Travel: A walking tour of Tlaquepaque with a tourist police officer"
"Mexico Travel: Exploring the colonial city of Morelia and cathedral fireworks"
"Mexico Travel: The rural market town of Quiroga, home of the famous "carnitas"
"Mexico Travel: Exploring Lake Pátzcuaro - Tzintzuntzan, Janitzio and the town of Pátzcuaro"
"Mexico Travel: The Magical Village of Cuitzeo and the Monastery of Santa Maria Magdalena"
"A perfect staycation begins - the Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Café Andreou & an evening at the Sanderson Centre"
"A tour of the Bodega Inn, the Bell Homestead and the Mohawk Chapel"
"The Brantford Farmers' Market, Harmony Square, a bike ride & a historic train station"
"Exploring Paris, pewter art & great hospitality in St. George"
"A Grand River experience, a Blue Dog, historic mansions &, a sculpture garden"
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"A walking tour of Prague's New Town and Old Town historic areas"
"A visit to an authentic Czech beer hall - U Medvidku"
"Cold War history at the Hotel Jalta on Wenceslas Square"
"Art Deco splendour at the historic Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel in Prague"
"A visit to Strahov Monastery & Prague Castle, two of Prague's gems"
"A walking tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter - a fascinating part of town"
"Culinary experiences at the kosher King Solomon Restaurant"
"Art Nouveau splendour at Prague's Municipal House & a river tour"
"A tour of Mala Strana and Petrin Hill with Prague's mini-Eiffel Tower"
"Luxury and history at Finca Son Pont & dinner on the Mediterranean"
"A crazy drive up the Puig de Maria, Pollença and Cap Formentor"
"The gorgeous Tramuntana Mountains, Finca Ca's Sant and Soller"
"Taking the historic tram to Port de Soller and exploring Palmanova"
"A visit to Andratx and first discoveries of Palma de Mallorca"
"The historic train ride from Palma to Soller and Mallorca's north coast"
"Mallorca's north west side: Sant Elm, Sa Dragonera & an evening in Palma"
"The round medieval Bellver Castle, Inca and Alcudia"
"A mountain drive to Alaro, Bunyola & Valdemossa and folklore at La Granja"
"Medieval Arta, the beaches of Cala Rajada and the Castle of Capdepera"
"A day trip to Ptuj, Slovenia"
"My local explorations in Styria, close to my home town"
"A driving tour to Semming Mountain and pilgrimage town of Mariazell"
"Hello from San Diego - A waterfront stroll & a tour of the historic Sofia Hotel"
"Hello from Windsor and the Argyle Manor Bed and Breakfast"
"Hello from Detroit: A driving tour & riverfront dining at Sindbad's"
"Hello from Detroit: An architectural walking tour of Downtown Detroit"
"Hello from Detroit: A walking tour through Brush Park & dinner at the Ren Cen"
"Hello from Detroit: The Henry Ford, Greenfield Village & the Detroit Institute of Arts"
"Hello from Detroit: Architectural rejuvenation at the Inn on Ferry Street"
"Hello from Detroit: The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel shines again"
"Hello from Detroit: A cyling tour through Corktown and Mexicantown"
"Hello from London: Two historic train Stations, the Portobello Market, Notting Hill and London’s Little Beirut
"Hello from London: Hyde Park, the Financial District, the Liverpool Street Station, dinner at Eat 17, and a taste of London nightlife at Leicester Square & Piccadilly Circus"
"Hello from London: Catching some great sights – from the number 11 Bus!"
"Hello from London: A sightseeing cruise on the Thames River"
"Hello from London: London’s unknown East End & a tour of the Zetter Hotel"
"Hello from London: Sunrise Kayaking on Regent's Canal"
"Hello from London: South Asian Discoveries in Southall"
"Hello from San Francisco: Arrival and a tour of the Queen Anne Hotel"
"Hello from San Francisco: Exploring Fisherman's Wharf & dinner at Neptune's Palace"
"Hello from San Francisco: A North Beach culinary tour"
"Hello from San Francisco: A bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge"
"Hello from San Francisco: A Victorian Homes Walking Tour"
"Hello from San Francisco: The Handlery Union Square Hotel & exotic entertainment at Asia SF"
"Hello from San Francisco: An excursion to Muir Woods & wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley"
"Hello from San Francisco: Good karma & great food at Tangerine SF"
"Hello from San Francisco: A cable car ride & the eerie beauty of Alcatraz"
"Hello from San Francisco: Biking through Golden Gate Park & our final dinner at Colibri's"
"Presenting: San Francisco - City by the Bay - Part I"
"Presenting: San Francisco - City by the Bay - Part II"
"Hello from Niagara Falls, Ontario: An Uplifting Experience"
"Hello from Niagara Falls, Ontario - A City of Lights and Magic"
"Hello from Niagara Falls: Getting up close with the Great Falls"
"Hello from Niagara Falls: Bird Kingdom and Oh Canada Eh?"
"Hello from Niagara Falls: Luxury and coziness at Kilpatrick Manor B&B "
"Hello from Niagara Falls: Clifton Hill and a bit of gambling"
"An interview with Niagara Falls Tourism"
"Hello from Buffalo: The Elmwood Village Inn"
"Hello from Austria: Austria 2007 - Going back to my roots"
"Hello from Austria: Arrival and first impressions"
"Hello from Austria: Our hiking trip through Styria's vineyards"
"Hello from Austria: Exploring one of Austria's most famous limestone caves"
"Hello from Austria: Hiking the Raab River and exploring the provincial capital of Graz"
"Hello from Austria: A day trip to Slovenia and Italy - Monte Lussari"
"Hello from Austria: Classical music, reunions with old friends and a final BBQ"
"Hello from Austria: Medieaval history at the Riegersburg and a reluctant goodbye"
ONTARIO 2005 - 2010
"Hello from Ontario: Clonmel Estate B&B & discoveries of St. Jacobs, Port Dover and the Lake Ontario Shoreline"
"Hello from Ontario: Shining Waters B&B & a Kawartha Lakes Tour"
"Hello from Ontario: Landfall Farm B&B in Port Perry"
"Hello from Ontario: The Garden House B&B in Owen Sound"
"Hello from Ontario: Exploring Victorian beauty in Owen Sound"
"Hello from Ontario: A driving tour around the Niagara Escarpment"
"Hello from Lake Ontario's Waterfront Trail - exploring Pickering and Ajax"
"Hello from the Kawarthas - Early fall colours, scarecrows and frogmen"
"Hello from Toronto's St. Lawrence Market - A culinary history tour"
"Hello from Caledon, Elora & Guelph - Fall colours, ghosts and ghouls"
"Hello from Ontario: Exploring downtown Barrie and making a German-Trinidadian-Austrian connection"
"Hello from Ontario: Our beautiful winter getaway at Nicholyn Farms Bed and Breakfast"
"Hello from Ontario: Snowtubing at Horseshoe Valley and an overview of Ontario's winter getaways and activities"
"Hello from Buffalo and the Niagara Peninsula"
"Hello from Ontario: A country driving tour through Creemore, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Orillia"
TORONTO 2005 - 2010
"Hello from Toronto: Taking My Visitors on a Driving Tour"
"Hello from Toronto: Exploring the Waterfront by Bycicle and the CN Tower"
"Hello from Toronto: A Tour through Niagara Wine Country"
"Hello from Toronto: Visiting High Park and Toronto's West End Neighbourhoods"
"Hello from Toronto: Novice golf and a Kawartha Lake Region tour"
"T.O. History Revisited - The Gooderham & Warts Distillery"
"T.O. History Revisited - Toronto Island (1)"
"T.O. History Revisited - Toronto Island (2)"
"T.O. History Revisited - Toronto's St. James Cathedral"
"T.O. History Revisited - The Royal York Hotel"
"T.O. History Revisited - The St. Lawrence Market (1)"
"T.O. History Revisited - The St. Lawrence Market (2)"
"T.O. History Revisted - The Gooderham (Flatiron) Building"
"T.O. History Revisited - Toronto's most haunted street corner"
"Ignite the Night - A Toronto circus night benefits street children in Cusco"
"Hello from Toronto: Doors Open 2006 - Toronto's architecture festival is a resounding success"
"Hello from Toronto: Music, food and fun at the Taste of Little Italy"
"Hello from Toronto: the Toronto International Dragonboat Festival 2006"
"Hello from Ontario: Skydiving - for a great cause"
"Hello from Toronto: Summerlicious 2006: Toronto's restaurant festival"
"Hello from Toronto: the 2006 Toronto Street Festival and Afrofest"
"Hello from Toronto - Winter Images - High Park & the Beaches, starring the Leuty Lifeguard Station"
"Hello from Toronto: T.O. sizzles in the summer"
"Hello from Toronto: Detailed explorations of Toronto's Distillery District"
"Hello from Toronto: Casa Loma and Sir Henry Pellatt - fascinating Toronto history"
"Hello from Toronto: First-hand explorations of the nooks and crannies of Casa Loma"
"Hello from Toronto: A behind-the-scenes look at the Royal York Hotel"
"Hello from Toronto": The Outer Limits - Linking Toronto and Kolkata and changing lives"
"Hello from Toronto: A cycling tour covering Riverdale, Cabbagetown, Queens Park and Harbourfront"
"Hello from Toronto: A bicycle tour to the Toronto Islands"
"Hello from Toronto: A cross-city cycling tour, Salsa on St. Clair and multiple free concerts"
"Hello from Toronto: A walking tour of Chinatown and Kensington"
"Hello from Toronto: Exploring Toronto with Sights on Bikes"
"Hello from Sicily: My three-week Italian language learning adventure"
"Hello from Sicily: Arrival in Taormina and first impressions"
"Hello from Sicily: An interview with the Sciglio family who runs my small hotel"
"Hello from Sicily: A hike to Castelmola and some Sicilian delicacies"
"Hello from Sicily: An excursion into antiquity: Siracusa"
"Hello from Sicily: My language studies begin"
"Hello from Sicily:A driving tour around Mount Etna"
"Hello from Sicily: A personal history lesson about the Mafia"
"Hello from Sicily: A Sicilian cooking class and enjoying an 8-course meal"
"Hello from Sicily: Pottery painting lessons and a hike up the flanks of Mount Etna"
"Hello from Sicily: Goobye Taormina - hello Milazzo"
"Hello from Sicily: Our sailing trip to the Eolian Islands begins"
"Hello from Sicily: Discoveries of Lipari to Salina"
"Hello from Sicily: A driving tour of Salina, "Il Postino" and language lessons"
"Hello from Sicily: Stromboli and carabinieri in golfcarts"
"Hello from Sicily: Picturesque Panarea and a feast in Lipari"
"Hello from Sicily: A hike to the Gran Cratere of Vulcano and a magical evening"
"Hello from Sicily: Goodbye Vulcano, playful dolphins and a catch of tunas"
"Hello from Sicily: A walking tour of Milazzo"
"Hello from Sicily: A train trip to the medieval city of Cefalu"
"Hello from Sicily: A driving tour into the Nebrodi Mountains and snapping some locals in Montalbano"
"Hello from Sicily: My final day - discoveries of Catania"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: My 5 whirlwind days exploring Nova Scotia and Halifax"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: Acadian history at the Grand Pré National Historic Site"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: 400 years of history at Annapolis Royal"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: Port-Royal , a French habitation from 1605"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: Dinner at the Garrison House in Annapolis Royal"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: The Annapolis Royal Graveyard Tour"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: The Garrison House Bed and Breakfast"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: Explore the Evangeline Trail to Yarmouth"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: Learning about Mi'kmaq heritage at the Bear River First Nation Heritage and Cultural Center"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: Victorian heritage in Yarmouth"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: The MacKinnon-Cann Inn: Where Home and Garden Television meets the Travel Channel"
"Hello from Nova Scota: Yarmouth explained - the Yarmouth County Museum"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: My car is in the ditch in Chebogue River"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: The Lighthouse Trail from Yarmouth to Shelburne"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: The Lighthouse Trail from Shelburne to Lunenburg"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: The Town of Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: An interview with the owners of the Lunenburg Inn"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: The Lighthouse Trail from Lunenburg to Halifax via Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: Arrival in Halifax and a stunning musical performance - DRUM!"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: A Halifax city tour, the city's connection to the Titantic and the 1917 Halifax Explosion"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: Exploring the Halifax Harbourwalk and Pier 21 - Canada's immigration museum"
"Hello from Nova Scotia: A ferry ride to Dartmouth and saying goodbye to Halifax"
"Hello from Montreal: A summary of my 4-day explorations"
"Hello from Montreal: An interesting train ride and first impressions"
"Hello from Montreal: Getting the lay of the land in a driving tour"
"Hello from Montreal: Dinner and a little jazz at Modavie"
"Hello from Montreal: Reliving history with the Old Montreal Ghost Tour"
"Hello from Montreal: Architectural discoveries in the Old Montreal Walking Tour"
"Hello from Montreal: Exploring the Chateau Ramezay during a torrential downpour"
"Hello from Montreal: Mexican delights at La Iguana & a peak at the Jazz Festival"
"Hello from Montreal: A guided bicycle tour exploring Montreal neighbourhoods"
"Hello from Montreal: Biking on the Lachine Canal - Industrial History turned into recreational opportunity"
"Hello from Montreal: A chat with André Giroux from Ça Roule about Bicycling in Montreal"
"Hello from Montreal: Savouring Italian cuisine at Galiano's"
"Hello from Montreal: Exploring the Olympic Stadium, the Botanical Garden plus the Insectarium and outdoor action at the Jean Talon Market"
"Hello from Montreal: A Peruvian immigrant success story at Restaurant Mañana"
"Hello from Montreal: Friendly neighbourhood encounters on Square St. Louis"
"Hello from Montreal: Exploring the Casino de Montreal"
"Hello from Montreal: Gourmet dining at Nuances and amazing fireworks at La Ronde"
"Hello from Montreal: A final walk to discover amazing architectural beauty"
OTTAWA 2005 -2007
"Hello from the Ottawa River: How the River Kicked My Ass"
"Hello from the Ottawa River: Reflections on City Life"
"Hello from the Ottawa River: Mating in the Wild and Other Diversions"
"Hello from Ottawa - My packed 2-day itinerary for Winterlude"
"Hello from Ottawa - First impressions and an overview"
"Hello from Ottawa - The Mardi Gras experience at Fat Tuesdays"
"Hello from Ottawa - An early morning walk to Parliament Hill"
"Hello from Ottawa - A perfect winter adventure: Skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway"
"Hello from Ottawa - The 26th Annual Bedzzz Race at Dow's Lake"
"Hello from Ottawa - Confederation Park and other Winterlude locations"
"Hello from Ottawa - Darcy McGee's: a historic Irish pub on Sparks Street"
"Hello from Ottawa - The Lord Elgin Hotel - A historic landmark in the heart of Ottawa"
"Hello from Ottawa - The Canadian Museum of War and 'Weapons of Mass Dissemination' "
"Hello from Ottawa - The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and Sunil Gupta's photographic explorations of the immigrant experience"
"Hello from Ottawa: Overview of my adventures during the 2006 Tulip Festival"
"Hello from Ottawa: A first walk down-town to check out contemporary photography"
"Hello from Ottawa: Doubling up on antiquity at the Canadian Museum of Civilization"
"Hello from Ottawa: Aboriginal cuisine at Sweetgrass"
"Hello from Ottawa: The historic McGee's Inn - 2 couples come together to become hospitality entrepreneurs"
"Hello from Ottawa: Fatal Attraction at the Canadian Museum of Nature"
"Hello from Ottawa: Gatineau Park - an easily accessible nature experience"
"Hello from Ottawa: Reporting live (on TV!) from Major's Hill Park"
"Hello from Ottawa: Bistro 115 - Authentic French-Canadian fare in the ByWard Market"
"Hello from Ottawa: A historic train travel experience on the Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train"
"Hello from Ottawa: History and luxury at the Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa"
"Hello from Ottawa: The splendour of tulips at the Casino du Lac-Leamy"
"Hello from Ottawa: A parade of boats and an interview with the organizers of the Tulip Festival"
"Hello from Ottawa: The Sheep Shearing Festival and learning about wool"
"Hello from Ottawa: Cows, sheeps and tractors - The Canadian Agriculture Museum"
"Mexico 2006 - My cultural immersion experiment"
"Hello from Mexico City - First impressions"
"Hello from Mexico City - A skyscraper, a little horse and a government pawn shop"
"Hello from Mexico City - The Zocalo, the Cathedral, a healing ritual and university dedicated to a 16th century female poet"
"Hello from Mexico City - A relaxing evening in Coyoacan"
"Hello from Mexico City - Exploring the Paseo de la Reforma, the Bosque de Chapultepec and a nice evening in San Angel"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - Arrival in Cuernavaca"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - Getting to know my B&B hostess Marta Elena - a true riches to rags story"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - The Robert Brady Museum and the Jardin Borda"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - A lovely dinner at Marta Elena's"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - An excursion to Las Estacas, checking out orchids and a meeting at El Cafecito"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - An excursion to Lake Tequesquitengo and a visit to the doctor"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - A conversation with Andy Grater, local B&B owner and President of Cuernavaca's Newcomers Club"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - A presentation about ecology at the Newcomer's Club Meeting"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - Opening of a South African photo exhibition and a visit to the Palacio de Cortes"
"Hello from Taxco - The city that silver built"
"Hello from Taxco during Semana Santa - The famous Palm Sunday Procession"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - A new language school, visiting 'Casa Vamos' and an evening with a very sad ending"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - My most intense day so far: more language studies, 3 interviews, a guided eco-hike and dinner at the Marco Polo"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - A day outing to the enchanting mythical village of Tepoztlan"
"Hello from Cuernavaca - My last day of school and a visit to the Cuernavaca Spring Fair"
"Hello from Taxco - A visit to Taxco's famous Good Friday processions - a truly eerie experience"
"Hello from Taxco and Cuernavaca - Interviewing one of the Penitentes and my last day in Mexico"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies: An overview of our Alberta discoveries"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - First Impressions of Calgary"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Canada Olympic Park"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Dinner at Il Giardino & meeting one of Calgary's most successful entrepreneurs"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Lunch at Indochine Bistro, featuring Kevin Nguyen: from Vietnamese boatperson to successful Calgary restauranteur"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Our celebrity breakfast at the Twin Gables B&B"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Exploring Banff and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Skiing at Norquay"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Skiing at Sunshine Village"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Exploring the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Skiing at Lake Louise"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Dogsledding with Snowy Owl Adventures"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - Taking the Banff Gondola up to Sulphur Mountain"
"Hello from the Canadian Rockies - A final walk through Calgary"
"Hello from Orlando: Orlando - Off the Beaten Path"
"Hello from Orlando: The Orange County Regional History Center"
"Hello from Orlando: The Well's Built Center for African American History and Culture"
"Hello from Orlando: An evening walk around Lake Eola"
"Hello from Orlando: The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour"
"Hello from Orlando: A walking tour of downtown Winter Park"
"Hello from Orlando: Yeeehaaw!!! Our high-speed adventure at Boggy Creek Airboat Tours"
"Hello from Orlando: A picnic in downtown Kissimmee"
"Hello from Orlando: Exploring scenic Mount Dora on the Herbie Express"
"Hello from Orlando: Orlando's Loch Haven Park - center of arts and culture"
"Hello from Orlando: Orlando's historic neighbourhoods and parks"
"Hello from Orlando: Learning about the story of citrus at Florida's Natural Visitor Center"
"Hello from Orlando: Serenity at the Historic Bok Sanctuary"
"Hello from Orlando: Central Florida - a haven for naturalists"
"Hello from Orlando: Central Florida - wildlife galore"
"Hello from Orlando: Our quick stopover in beautiful historic St. Augustine"
"Hello from Orlando: The Ultimate Golf Theme Park"
"Hello from Orlando: Golf at ChampionsGate"
"Hello from Orlando: Golf at the Royal St. Cloud Links"
"Hello from Orlando: Golf at Timacuan Golf and Country Club"
"Hello from Orlando: The Walking Hall of Fame of the PGA Father Son Challenge at ChampionsGate"
"Hello from Chicago - First Impressions"
"Hello from Chicago - What a fabulously photogenic city"
"Hello from Chicago - Multiple Austrian connections"
"Hello from Chicago - A personal tour through the Chicago Cultural Center"
"Hello from Chicago - A visit to the Pullman Historic District"
"Hello from Chicago - Chinatown and Second City"
"Hello from Chicago - The Field Museum and Pompeii - Stories from an Eruption"
"Hello from Victoria: Reaching the West Coast"
"Hello from Victoria: Exploring Victoria and its Vicinity"
"Hello from Vancouver: Arrival in Vancouver"
"Hello from Vancouver: Wheeling around Stanley Park"
"Hello from Vancouver: The Grouse Mountain Experience"
"Hello from Vancouver: A Walking Tour Through the Downtown East Side"
"Hello from Vancouver: Gastown and My Final Explorations"
"Hello from Vancouver: Covering the SERVAS Conference"
"Hello from Rochester: The CAT - An Awesome Beast"
"Hello from Rochester: A Perfect Getaway"
"Hello from Rochester: Exploring ArtWalk - An Outdoor Art Experience"
"Hello from Rochester: Discovering the Architectural Treasures Downtown"
"Hello from New York City (1) - First Impressions of the Big Apple"
"Hello from New York City (2) - Exploring Mid-Town Manhattan"
"Hello from New York City (3) - Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero, Downtown"
"Hello from New York City (4) - Staten Island and a Random Act of Violence"
"Hello from New York City (5) - A Local Expert Takes Us Through Queens"
"Hello from New York City (6) - Checking Out Coney Island and Harlem"
"Hello from New York City (7) - Prospect Park & Washington Square Park"
CUBA 2005
"Hello from Cuba (1) - First Impressions"
"Hello from Cuba (2) - Rain in Vinales"
"Hello from Cuba (3) - Hiking Vinales and Exploring Nature"
"Hello from Cuba (4) - Bureaucracy Galore - The University of Havana"
"Hello from Cuba (5) - Another Mind-Twisting Experience"
"Hello from Cuba (6) - The Student Experience and Political Insights"
"Hello from Cuba (7) - Fun and Recreation"
"Hello from Cuba (8) - Bicycle Rides, Camellos and Cannon Shots"
"Hello from Cuba (9) - Havana Neighbourhoods"
"Hello from Cuba (10) - A Country Excursion"
"Hello from Cuba (11) - Inside a Cuban Home"
"Hello from Cuba (12) - Contrasts and Contradictions"
"Hello from Cuba (13) - Exploring Downtown Havana"
"Hello from Cuba (14) - Field Trips and Interviews"
"Hello from Cuba (15) - Getting ready to say 'Goodbye, Havana'..."
"Hello from Cuba (16) - The final day"
“Hello from Quebec (Magog) -1”
“Hello from Quebec (Magog) -2"
SPAIN 2004
"Hello from Barcelona"
"Hello from Tarragona"
"Hello from Javea"
"Hello from Sitges"
"Hello from Ibiza (1)"
"Hello from Ibiza (2)"
"Hello from Ibiza (3)"
"Hello from Ibiza (4)"
"Doctors without Borders: Visiting An Afghan Refugee Camp"
"Doctors without Borders: El Salvador, After the Earthquake"
"Doctors without Borders: Water for Ixtahuacan"
"Doctors without Borders: Visiting MSF in Sierra Leone"
"Doctors without Borders: Lost between River and Sky"
"Doctors without Borders: Journey into the World of Humanitarian Aid"
"An update from Mancora - Peru - Danielle Lafond settles in"
"Scott Rains visits the Monterey Aquarium"
"Scott checks out the Adventures in Travel Expo"
"Scott travels around the world with a can of beans"
"An update from Mancora - Peru - Danielle Lafond's 2nd progress report"
"Scott reconnects with his Slovakian roots"

"Stories from Peru: The Inka Porter Project"

"Stories from Peru: The Womens' Weaving Project"

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