Hotel Del Coronado

The Historic Hotel Del Coronado

posted by Sharon April 30, 2017 34 Comments

The Hotel Del Coronado opened in 1888 and is still a premiere place to visit in San Diego. It sits on Coronado island, right on the beach. With its red…

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Marais, Place des Vosges

Highlights of the Marais

posted by Sharon April 17, 2017 32 Comments

Have you visited the Marias area of Paris? If not, plan to stroll around here and explore someday. This area of Paris, which includes the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of…

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Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields: A Tour

posted by Sharon April 9, 2017 23 Comments

The battlefields of WWI around Ypres, the land known as Flanders Fields, lie in peaceful farmland. This month marks the 100th anniversary of my country’s entry into the long, muddy,…

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Ypres ieper

Ypres and the Menin Gate

posted by Sharon April 2, 2017 23 Comments

The small town of Ypres sits amid peaceful farmlands in Belgium. It is also know as Ieper in Flemish. During WWI, Ypres suffered from its location, always within a few…

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Battle of Britain Memorial

London’s Battle of Britain Memorial

posted by Sharon March 26, 2017 29 Comments

The people of London once again this last week showed their resilience in the face of tragedy. Right around the corner from Westminster bridge is a memorial to another time…

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Versailles: Biking Through the Town

posted by Sharon March 6, 2017 39 Comments

Versailles is known for the palace that housed kings and queens and hosted the treaty negotiations at the end of WWI. Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI lived here until their…

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Culver City

Culver City: The Heart of Screenland

posted by Sharon February 27, 2017 34 Comments

With all the Academy Award hullabaloo this week, you may not have associated the honored movies with Culver City. You probably think of Hollywood as the home of all the…

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