100 Top Places (to see before you die)
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reviewed Return to Blue Lagoon. December 29, 2011
Return to Blue Lagoon (Full Screen Edition) (1991)
Over the past eight decades the paradise isles of the legendary South Seas have provided a backdrop for many Hollywood productions. French Polynesia has been the most popular location by far, followed …
reviewed The Atchafalaya Basin. August 16, 2011
The Atchafalaya Basin
Of all of the many unique places to visit in the state of Louisiana, only one of them is the perfect mixture of wonder and fear.  I'm talking about the Atchafalaya Swamp, or Atchafalaya Basin …
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival,
   Imagine flying over a jungle, having your plane crash and kill all but three of the passengers and crew, struggling to find your way to a clearing to be spotted and rescued, only to come …
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival,
This tale of a World War II plane crash and rescue is making everybody's summer 2011 must-read lists, and with good reason--it’s a well-researched and -written account of a minor event with …
reviewed Forbidden City. April 30, 2011
posted in Go China
Forbidden City
The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power in China for more than 5 centuries. It was where the Emperors ruled and where every Chinese would want to pay pilgrimage to at least once in …
Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the
A solid combination of travelogue and memoir, this takes us into a land where until recently, few could enter. And, with the tourist tax and limited access now, few can afford to visit. It reminded me …
reviewed Lake Charles, Louisiana. April 20, 2011
Lake Charles, Louisiana
I grew up roughly forty-five minutes north of Lake Charles, LA.  Since it was the largest city nearby, my parents would often take us down there on the weekend to check out a movie or do a little …
reviewed Mystery of the Nile. April 16, 2011
Mystery of the Nile
Compressed 114 days into 45 mins and you’ve the film, Mystery of the Nile. The film is fast-paced, full of activities and easy to watch. Keeping up with the momentum requires one to concentrate …
reviewed Lisbon, Portugal. April 13, 2011
In several tour books and travel blogs I'd read about these wonderful palm sized custard tarts, so I had to give them a try. What a treat! It's Lisbon's version of New Orleans beignets. In …
reviewed Dublin, Ireland. April 13, 2011
The Book of Kells Exhibition – is housed within the grounds of historic Trinity college. It is definitely a “must see” for Dublin. The Book of Kells is a gospel manuscript from 800 A.D. …
reviewed London, England. April 13, 2011
London, England
London is one of the priciest cities to visit so you might want to look for some free things to do so you can afford to eat. Here's a freebie that gives you the opportunity to step back in time and …
IMAX Coral Reef Adventure (Blu-ray)
      To see another world beyond ours, one needs some form of transportation and skill. I believe I need to take up snorkeling and diving immediately! Despite that I’ve had …
reviewed The Alps (movie). April 06, 2011
The Alps
Switzerland is a place that I found peace. It is not difficult to relate to that if you’ve ever been to the mountains of Switzerland. The Alps speak to the soul for many people, I’m but one …
reviewed Alaska: Spirit of the Wild. April 06, 2011
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild
Although I had been to Alaska and that was in the middle of winter (Jan. 2004) to Coldfoot for northern lights viewing, the Alaska I had envisioned and seen is very different from the one that everyone …
reviewed Scenic National Parks (The Best of th.... April 05, 2011
Scenic National Parks (The Best of the National Parks Combo Pack [Blu-ray] (2009)
Why do people go to national parks?      Rock climbing, mountain hiking, spelunking, challenging oneself & overcoming obstacles, wild life viewing are but some of the activities …
IMAX - Antarctica: An Adventure Of A Different
This is the very IMAX film (shot in 1991 & screened at the IMAX theater when I first saw it; I just watched it again on the Blu-ray disc) that captured my heart and enticed me to take the trip to …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. March 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Journey into Amazing Caves
The film follows two cavers (ladies, might I add) who went around caving in Southwest and then Greenland into the ice-caves, some 500 ft below. Lead by a French specialist (Luke), the trio descended into …
Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the
  If you walked into any village in all of Bhutan and shouted "Karma", a quarter of the heads would turn. There are only about fifty names in the whole country... There are no familial …
reviewed Xianggelila (香格里拉), China. January 26, 2011
posted in Go China
Xianggelila (香格里拉), China
Without the sun, everything becomes a haze. It’s like one’s consciousness, when the light shines everything becomes clear. Shangri-la is thought to be a mystic place, perhaps one that doesn’t …
reviewed Time Out Hong Kong. January 19, 2011
posted in Go Hong Kong
Time Out Hong Kong
Time Out is a great publication originally from the UK. It has since published a fortnightly magazine in some 40 cities or so. In the U.S., namely San Francisco, L.A., Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Boston …
reviewed Burj Al Arab. December 12, 2010
Burj Al Arab
While it is true that some of the best things in life are free, often we have to pay a great deal to enjoy other things. It is then prudent to ask what we are actually paying for. In the past, we pay …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. December 10, 2010
Journey into Amazing Caves
When it comes to caves, I've an amazing appetite for it, just like my passion for Volcanoes and Glaciers. It is that part of the world where I'd hardly venture to, especially the ones featured …
Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe (Madagascar)
I've always been traveling around the world with a thought (or a theme, you might call it) in mind. Look out for things one'd never find in another country. It is the unique factor that make a …
reviewed Niagara Falls. December 09, 2010
Do you want to know the best way I have ever spent $2? A visit to Niagara Falls, NY for the first time ever!!!! $1 toll to cross the bridge there, $1 toll to cross the bridge on the way out. Niagara …
reviewed Danxiashan Geopark. November 03, 2010
posted in Go China
Danxiashan Geopark
I didn't enjoy this geopark as much as I had the others which I visited in China. It took me about 45 mins by bullet train from Guangzhou to Shaoguan, another 1 hour by taxi from Shaoguan to Danxiashan. …
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