San Francisco Hidden Gems

San Francisco Hidden Gems to Explore

posted by Sharon January 19, 2020 10 Comments

A trip to San Francisco calls for visiting the highlights—the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Golden Gate Park. You can enrich any visit to the city by…

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Castle of the Counts Ghent Belgium

Ghent’s Castle of the Counts

posted by Sharon January 11, 2020 20 Comments

The Castle of the Counts is in the city center of Ghent, Belgium. This medieval fortress hasn’t been lived in for centuries, but the charm of its layers of walls…

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Ghent Belguim

Surprised by Vibrant Ghent

posted by Sharon January 3, 2020 20 Comments

From my arrival in this historic place until I reluctantly left, I loved exploring the Belgian city of Ghent. More people talk about neighboring Bruges, but I discovered that Ghent…

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New York City Central Park

Christmastime in New York City

posted by Sharon December 21, 2019 10 Comments

A visit to New York City at Christmastime far surpassed even my high expectations. This vibrant city knows how to celebrate, adding lights and colorful displays to heighten the charm…

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San Francisco Fairmont Hotel

Iconic Hotels of San Francisco

posted by Sharon December 1, 2019 24 Comments

Touring the lobbies of iconic hotels in San Francisco may not be on a visitor’s itinerary, but I accidentally discovered this is fun and free and makes for a memorable…

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Alcatraz San Francisco

Touring Alcatraz

posted by Sharon November 23, 2019 38 Comments

Touring Alcatraz should be top of your list of what to do in San Francisco, even though it may seem strange to plan a visit to a former maximum security…

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Strasbourg France

A Visit to Charming Strasbourg

posted by Sharon October 26, 2019 34 Comments

Strasbourg, a fairy tale French city in Alsace, offers the beauty that comes from combining Latin and Germanic cultures. You will find quaint architecture, winding cobbled lanes dating back to…

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Apple Days Julian California

Apple Days in Julian California

posted by Sharon October 13, 2019 21 Comments

Julian, a small mountain town in Southern California, sprang to life when gold was discovered here in the 1860s. Known for its pioneer storefronts, wooden sidewalks, and historic sites, Julian…

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