Monthly Archives: December 2014

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site, Wales

The hills and valleys of South Wales are both beautiful and bleak. Centuries of industry, and mining in particular, have left abundant scars. The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. Covering an … Continue reading

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Christmastime in Hawaii

If you’ve read any of my recent posts on the different characters of the various Hawaiian islands, you’ll know that’s where I spent the run up to Christmas last year. Yet of all the strange and wonderful things I saw … Continue reading

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Chicago Skyscrapers

I’ve been to Chicago twice, and it remains one of my top North American cities. There’s so much to see and do there: Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, go see the Cubs or the White Sox, the Field Museum, the … Continue reading

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Oahu, Hawaii’s Gathering Place

Each of the Hawaiian islands has its own distinct character, I was told. And this time last year, I discovered for myself that this is indeed true. I began my Hawaiian adventure on Kauai, the Garden Island, before continuing on … Continue reading

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Las Vegas at Night

I don’t do gambling. I just don’t get it. But Las Vegas is a pretty spectacular place, as long as you don’t look too deeply. Especially at night, when the yellow and gold lights of the Strip shine out across … Continue reading

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

After driving endless miles across the plains of South Dakota, the ground suddenly drops away. Seconds ago the grassland landscape rolled gently… …Now the ground on either side of the road is carved away in an continuous series of deep, … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s Big Island

Welcome to the penultimate part in my series about the differing characters of the five Hawaiian islands I was lucky enough to visit this time last year. So far I’ve dealt with the tropical lushness of Kauai, the Garden Island, … Continue reading

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