Author: GTales

Exploring France This Summer

The South of France is an interesting destination during the summer months. Revered for its luxury resorts, and typically laid back aura, the beaches are generally pristine and vineyards of Bordeaux are plentiful. While Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world, welcoming millions of tourists each year to its northern region of the country. Though this summer will be slightly different for a host of reasons. Starting mid-June, the European Championships will be held in France and it is set to give the French tourism industry an almighty spike in the amount of visitors that head...

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Cannon Beach – Oregon’s Scenic Wonder!

By: Eric Alexander Hamilton A trip to Cannon Beach, Oregon is like venturing back in time to what the typical American town would have been like in the 1960‘s. While many towns throughout North America have lost their sense of identity with massive overdevelopment, non-stop strip malls, fast-food joints, and endless disconnected suburbs, the town of Cannon Beach purposely chose to retain its original unique identity: a small town in the midst of a temperate rain forest bordering some of the world’s most spectacular ocean scenery. According to the 2010 Census, Cannon Beach has a population of only 1,690...

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Verona, Italy – Home to Romeo and Juliet

By: Eric Alexander Hamilton “Oh, Romeo, Romeo!  Wherefore art thou Romeo?”  Who would ever have thought that the words spoken by Juliet to her young lover, Romeo, hundreds of years ago would have ignited the most famous and passionate love affair in history and ensured her home town of Verona eternal fame.  Situated in north-eastern Italy on the banks of the Adige river, Verona is a beautiful, historic city, so important in the days of imperial Rome that it was known as piccola Roma (little Rome). Founded by the Romans as far back as the 1st century A.D., and...

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Two Top Places to Visit in Bali, Indonesia

By: Susan Gerle When I was 16, my high school put on a production of the play South Pacific, set on the Indonesian island of Bali. I’ve wanted to visit Bali since then. That was nearly 50 years ago and I finally made it this year. I know I’ll return. Getting in and out of Bali can be an expensive proposition but it’s well worth it for a holiday. I wasn’t sure what to take with me so I over-packed , of course. All I really needed after the fact was a couple of tops, shorts, a light skirt,...

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The Cleanest City in the World – Singapore!

By: Susan Gerle I heard from many travelers that Singapore is the cleanest place on earth and after visiting the city/ country I would agree. With a population of over 5,000,000 in an area only approximately 710 sq km., it has one of the highest population densities in the world. The powers that be made a good choice to keep the city beautiful. The fines are huge if you dare litter. Don’t get caught chewing gum and spitting it out because that also comes with a stiff fine. It’s even difficult to find gum to chew in Singapore! I...

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