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I have been photographing building murals and street art for the past 14-years. So whenever I get the chance to “hit” the road and drive through America’s smaller towns, I usually take my camera.
Any time of the year is a thrilling time to visit South Africa, and if you are looking for adventure, there is no better place. Let me highlight five experiences that will heighten your adrenaline.
Rebecca’s culinary team consistently creates intriguing dishes with local organic produce, fresh seafood (or free-range meat), and innovative mixes of herbs to punctuate dressing blends. The restaurant’s menu provides a choice for every palate. A modest bar offers an eclectic array of local and imported beer and wine. Mouth-watering seasonal desserts are baked daily on-site.
On a recent trip to New York City’s Lower East side, my wife and I stopped a Lombardi’s Pizza on Spring Street for a late lunch/early dinner. The cash-only restaurant has signs claiming to be the oldest pizzeria in the United States, having been licensed in 1905.
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Although I spent months dreaming about and planning my “travel with strangers” trip, I still pulled several rookie tourists mistakes. My first trip to Europe was with a singles travel group on a cruise ship through the Mediterranean. Small errors in judgment, advice given that worked for other travelers, or the desire to do and see it all, presented a few challenges that could have been avoided. However, with a “now I know better” attitude, I am looking forward to my next trip.
Tick tock, tick tock, the minute hand swept ever so closely to the bewitching hour of ten o’clock. At the appointed time, the gate swung open, and the crowd rushed through to find the best viewing spot. Why was there such a huge crowd? What did they expect to do? What did they hope to see? They were there to watch one of the world’s premier flight demonstration team shock and awe them with their skills of flight.
Luxury, amid a stark and extreme desert? The Oasis at Death Valley is just that. A delightful contrast, it is a destination vacation off the beaten track, yet accessible and bucket-list worthy. It will take you a couple of hours from Las Vegas, or 4-hours from Los Angeles to be transported to a spectacular location.
Feeling Sedona’d out? Visitors needing an escape from vortex energy should head south. Less than a half-hour drive from Sedona lies the pocket-size town of Cottonwood, Arizona. Once a sleepy pass-through city, Cottonwood has become a destination and makes for a relaxing one or two-night stopover.