Yearly Archive: 2015

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On a hot summer day..

We spend the entire winter eagerly awaiting the sun-filled days of summer. When it arrives, we seek ways to escape the heat.  An ice shimmering glass of tart lemonade? Not if you are in...

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Half Timbered Beauty

Half timbered architecture developed as a way to reduce the cost of construction. Exposed wood framing was filled in with plaster, brick or stone. Before long, this frugal construction technique developed into an art...

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Have wheels, will travel

The Netherlands is a small country with flat land. The perfect place for bicycle transportation to thrive. And thrive it does. People enjoy a vast network of bike paths and complete seventy percent of...

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Paragliding

The glory of the Alps can be enjoyed when hiking. Or from the window of a bus. Or, top down, while dancing from peak to peak in a helicopter. But, the ultimate view must...

Forbidden City-crowded

Low Season

Planning a trip to China includes deciding the best time to go. One concern is weather. Another is being there when sites are not overly crowded. We chose to go to China in May,...