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The Five-Arctic Adventures in Churchill Manitoba

The Five-Arctic Adventures in Churchill Manitoba

I never thought I would visit the edge of the Arctic Circle in the dead of winter. Nope. I never thought I’d brave -40 degree temperature either, but I did. You might too if you had the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in Churchill. Yes, they were amazing. Beyond amazing, but my trip was […]

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Postcard-Inuit Modern Art

Postcard-Inuit Modern Art

Sculptures made from whale bones may seem like an ancient practice, but in northern Canada, not until the “western way” transformed the original native (or aboriginal as labeled in Canada) culture and way of life have locals carved such massive pieces of art.  It’s modern art (20th century). The  indigenous culture and its nomadic way […]

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Postcard-Colorful Costa Rica’s Scarlet Macaw

Postcard-Colorful Costa Rica’s Scarlet Macaw

On the remote Osa Peninsula, a place National Geographic labeled, “the most biologically intense place on earth” travelers find Costa Rica’s real riches – its wildlife.  As the last place settled in the country, it can be argued it is the ‘pure” in the country’s mantra and way of life, “Pura Vida.” When I arrived […]

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Exploring and Enjoying Juarez, Mexico in 5 Photos

Exploring and Enjoying Juarez, Mexico in 5 Photos

Just before flying to El Paso, Texas  I was told – we’d spend a night in Juarez too. Where? ….. Donde? Ciudad Juarez. Yes, that Juarez; the Juarez from the news. I joked about the fact it was clearly staying adventurous with the trip organizers, but admittedly, I wondered if it was also staying safe. […]

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the 5-Photos of Buffalo, New York

the 5-Photos of Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, New York surprised. It did. I didn’t expect to see a city with so much historical treasure, especially with its architecture nor did I expect to see a city in the midst of a major resurgence. Yes, Buffalo surprised me during few days first as a volunteer for the New York Special Olympics and […]

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Postcard-Mexico’s Golden Treasure

Postcard-Mexico’s Golden Treasure

Mexico offers many treasures to its visitors. The list is endless. But one of its true golden treasures remains accessible to all- the corn tortilla. On a morning walk through the “pueblo magico” (magic town) Creel in Chihuahua I stumbled upon a Maseca; a place where corn tortillas are made early in the morning (usually […]

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Postcard-God Bless Buffalo, America

Postcard-God Bless Buffalo, America

Behind this wall, the brick wall of the Anchor Bar on Main Street in Buffalo, New York the very first Buffalo wing was created and served in 1960s. Now it is a must visit when coming to Buffalo. So on a day America celebrates its birthday, and many people will say or even sing God […]

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Postcard-Walking On Top of Monserrate in Bogota

Postcard-Walking On Top of Monserrate in Bogota

Taking the teleferico or funicular to the top of Monserrate is a must do when in the capital city of Colombia.  The views of Bogota from above are beautiful. And when visiting one can also find beauty inside the 17th century church, enjoy a meal at one of the summit restaurants or just stroll through […]

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