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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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Sightseeing Tours: The Bucket List

train travel

Riding Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

Many nights, as I fall to sleep at my home in Kansas City, I hear the whistle of trains as they come and go on their various routes. It's a somewhat forlorn sound, but also one that piques my curiosity. Where are the trains going? Where have they come from? ...
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The entrance through the Passion facade (Ann Burnett)

Awe-struck at the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Barcelona, Spain

Our first view of the Sagrada Familia is from the top of Montjuic Hill at the end of the funicular ride up from the Ave Paral.lel. My eyes sweep over the panorama below Barcelona, and then, rising above it, the unmistakeable shape of Gaudi’s masterpiece. Even from this distance, it ...
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Evening panorama of The Shard, London (photo courtesy of The View from the Shard)

Viewing All of London from Atop The Shard

From cloud-high level, I look down and out at London's daily activities, its buildings. I see the city's scrambled, congested streets, its royal landmarks, a few dilapidated buildings, some barren excavation sites, lush parks, stylish rooftop gardens, and the murky Thames. As a chilling wind penetrates my jacket, I hear ...
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Summer Sledging on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, Kaprun, Austria

Somebody’s grumbling. I can tell by the tone of voice, even before the words become clear. It’s something to do with having worn shorts. After all it’s August and the temperature in the valley below is creeping up into the nineties. Shorts seemed like a good idea when we set ...
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Canyons Chairlift (Canyons Resort)

Climbing Through Golden Aspens in Park City, Utah

As a New Englander, I’m spoiled for foliage. I have always smugly believed in the superiority of our country roads lined in red maples. Then I saw mile after mile of Utah mountainsides painted in bright yellow aspens; it broadened my view. And it gave me an entirely new perspective on ...
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The Waverley docked at Largs ( Ann Burnett)

Sailing on the Waverley, the Oldest Sea-going Paddle Steamer in the World

We spot its distinctive shape steaming towards us as we wait at Largs pier. Her two side paddles give her the appearance of a lady in crinolines, and a grand old lady at that. She’s the oldest sea-going paddle steamer in the world. The Waverley steams up to the quayside, ...
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