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Sightseeing tours aren’t limited to your classic tour bus. You can enjoy sightseeing adventures via bush plane, speedboat, hydrofoil, double-decker bus, and hot-air balloons, not to mention your own two feet. And yes, even a bus tour can open new worlds to you with the right guide and the right companions.

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Itaipu Dam in Paraguay (©photocoen)

Touring the Largest Hydroelectric Power Plant in the World, Paraguay

I read some facts and figures that simply boggled my mind: The construction of the Itaipu Dam, for which 50 million tons of rock were moved, took 16 years [1975-1991]. The dam is 643 feet high and almost 5 miles long. The plant has 20 generators, which altogether have a ...
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Halloween-style jail in the Joan of Arc Garden in Québec City (Photo: MCArnott)

Hounding Halloween Ghosts in Québec City, Canada

A giant spider crawls on the side of an office building. A sailing ship has run aground in front of Québec City Hall. Halloween decorations set the tone for our family visit to Québec City, with grandchildren in tow. Ships have a lot to do with the history of this city: ...
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Maine Windjammers off Rockland (Photo by Stillman Rogers)

Sailing on Maine Windjammer Angelique

My husband Tim is a sailing ship nut who could happily spend day after day standing on a swaying deck watching the sails billow and the shore slide past. Born a century earlier, he might have run away to sea as a cabin boy. But would 12-year-old Mary and I ...
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Inglewood street scene

Shopping the Quirky Boutiques of Inglewood, Calgary, Canada

"You are never a great man when you have more mind than heart." The quote from British historian E.P. Beauchene, painted on a mural beside the DaDe Art and Design Lab on 9th Avenue SE in Calgary, could well be the slogan for the surrounding Inglewood neighborhood. Heart is certainly not ...
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Hand painted altar in a Franciscan church (©photocoen).

Discovering Franciscan Churches around Asunción, Paraguay

It all started with a photo: a beautiful photograph of an old wooden altar featuring an angel killing a devil, painted in blue tinges. Some of the paint had chipped off and the wood was damaged, and it was clearly a piece from colonial times. The accompanying text told me ...
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Pontoon at Norman Reef, Queensland, Australia (With permission: Great Adventure Tours)

Boating from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef

When we asked friends from Brisbane and Sydney what’s the best time to visit Australia, they said September to November, not March when we had planned to go. Our timing to experience the Great Barrier Reef wasn't the best either. The Lonely Planet advice? Avoid going between December and March ...
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