Jerusalem Synagogue – Czech Republic

The Jerusalem Synagogue is named for the street that it is on and not for the city it is located. The Jerusalem Synagogue is on Jerusalem Street in the new section of Prague, Czech Republic and is the newest and also the largest synagogue in Prague. The synagogue was built in 1906 and is the…

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La Brea Pitch Lake – Trinidad and Tobago

La Brea Pitch Lake is located near the town of La Brea, Trinidad and is the world’s largest natural deposit of asphalt. There are only four other natural deposits of asphalt which are located in Azerbaijan, Oklahoma, California and Venezuela but none of those are as large as La Brea Pitch Lake. Pitch lake covers…

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California Sea Lions

California sea lions are coastal mammals found from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to the southern tip of Baja California in Mexico. Their population is growing steadily and currently there are an estimated 257,000 individuals. They can be observed in many coastal spots in California but one of the most famous spots to see California sea…

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Monte Toboggan Ride – Portugal

The Monte Toboggan Ride is a 2 Kilometer downhill ride in a wicker basket on wooden skids powered and controlled by two sled drivers. This strange and unique mode of transportation has been happening for over 150 years on the Atlantic island of Madeira located about 450 miles west of Morocco. During the 1850’s the…

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Thê Húc Bridge – Vietnam

The Thê Húc Bridge is a small pedestrian bridge that is located in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. The bridge is instantly noticeable because of it bright color and because of the construction design. The arched bridge consists of 15 segments spanning across 32 round wooden pillars joined together in 16 pairs of legs. Both…

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Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona

The Grand Canyon National Park is located in northern Arizona and stretches approximately 277 river miles in length, 18 miles across at the widest location and descends more than a mile deep to the canyon’s floor. The park was founded as a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt and became a national park…

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Luxor Hotel and Casino – Nevada

The Luxor Hotel and Casino is an ancient Egypt themed structure that anchors the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel and casino are massive as the hotel houses 4,400 rooms along with 487 suites and the casino gaming area is 120,000 square feet. From the outside, the casino features three distinguishing elements…

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Snorkeling in the Bermuda Triangle – Bermuda

The Bermuda Triangle is an area of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 1.5 million square miles in size and is defined as the area between Bermuda (northern point), Puerto Rico (southern point) and Miami (western point). The Bermuda Triangle earned its mysterious reputation from numerous unexplained disappearances of ships and planes. For the record, I have…

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Checkpoint Charlie – Germany

Berlin is literally loaded with attractions but it is a small wooden shack nicknamed Checkpoint Charlie that is on almost every tourists “must see” list. Obviously, the small white shack with a stack of sandbags in front of it is not an inspiring site that people come to see but it is the historical significance…

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Hue Citadel and Imperial Palace – Vietnam

The Hue Citadel and Imperial Palace is where the nine (9) Nguyen Kings of the Nguyen Dynast lived and ruled the country. The walled complex is located on the north bank of the Huong River (aka the Perfume River) in the city of Hue, Vietnam. The construction was started in 1802 and was completed 31…

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Minute Man National Historical Park – Massachusetts

Minute Man National Historical Park commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 and is located 22 miles outside of Boston within the towns of Lexington, Lincoln and Concord, Massachusetts. The park covers over 900 acres of lands that winds along the original battle road and is home to several battle…

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La Soufriere Volcano Crater – St. Vincent

My first interest in seeing La Soufriere Volcano was seeing a photo of the volcano crater. It was one of the most beautiful landscapes that I had seen and I immediately started looking into taking a trip to the island of St. Vincent. A month later I was standing on the beach in front of…

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