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The American Miracle: Happy 4th of July

The American Miracle: Happy 4th of July

I stepped on the ice and instantly felt the chill. No, it wasn’t the coldness of the arena or the ice itself, but the chill recalling a positive and patriotic childhood memory. As a hockey fan (now a huge New York Ranger fan) I watched the game in 1980, I believed in miracles. Yes, I […]

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Postcard-Super Fast Super Boats are a Super Good Time

Postcard-Super Fast Super Boats are a Super Good Time

The roar of racing engines can be heard once a year in the charming coastal Florida town of Clearwater. But Florida’s Best Beach (via a USA Today poll) doesn’t play host to any NASCAR race, but rather the roar of the Super Boat National Championships. From VIP viewing parties to wading in the water at […]

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Postcard – San Blas Perfection

Postcard – San Blas Perfection

After probably one of the more challenging (now probably classified as funnier) moments in my tour of Riviera Nayarit it was clearly chela time. We needed a cerveza; we needed an ice cold beer on the beach. So before the long drive to Tepic we said out proper goodbyes to Riviera Nayarit with this view […]

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Postcard-A Tribute to 9/11 at the Firefighter Statue in Glasgow, Scotland

Postcard-A Tribute to 9/11 at the Firefighter Statue in Glasgow, Scotland

The bronze statue, the firefighter monument, erected in June 2001 outside the Central Train Station for the fallen firefighters of Glasgow, took on a new meaning after the September 11th attacks on the United States. In October of 2001, two hundred fireman paid tribute to their fallen comrades from the loss of the twin towers […]

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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-Exploring Planet Hoth from Churchill, Manitoba

Postcard-Exploring Planet Hoth from Churchill, Manitoba

Churchill, Manitoba is north. Far north. It is on the edge of the Arctic Circle and near the tree line. That’s the line where the trees end and the ice world begins (in winter). In summer I imagine the tundra to be beautiful, but my trip took me up north in winter to view the […]

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Postcard-Hong Kong, a City of Contrast

Postcard-Hong Kong, a City of Contrast

Hong Kong is a must see city and one must do when visiting is to take Victoria Peak Tram to take in the view of the skyline and harbor from above. It’s one of the best skyline viewpoints in the world. But what I appreciated most about the vibrant city was its contrasts. The tall […]

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