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R. Barão da Torre, 485 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22411-003, Brazil
I was fortunate enough to pick Brazil as my vacation destination of 2012. I ended up not being able to take vacation until this March because work was so busy, but finally the trip materialized and I am back from abroad with wonderful tips and...
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Oia 847 02, Greece
This little private church is probably the most photographed stop in Oia. Our rented house was right next to it but lower on the steps so we could see lots of people getting lots of photos. Married couples would take their photos next to it,...
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After a day of exploring the hot and hectic city of Rio, we were happy to retreat to our oasis in the hills of Santa Teresa. This bed and breakfast is easily reached by a local combi and the balconies have spectacular views of both Christ the...
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Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Two hours south of the bustle of Sihanoukville, a slow boat gets you to Lazy Beach on Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia. There's not much to do here but eat fresh seafood, drink cold Angkor beer and relax. There's some decent snorkeling on the edges of...
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Kilauea, HI 96754, USA
On a great, sunny day in February, we stopped along the road as we were driving to Hanalei. The waves were calm, the whales plentiful off the coast and the seabirds were in fine form!
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A lone fisherman, one grey morning, off the coast of Burgazada, Istanbul, on the Sea of Marmara.
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Shelly Beach, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
If you're a beach lover like me, you'll be overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of Sydney's shores. Shelly Beach in the suburb of Manly is protected from wind and waves, making it great for swimming and snorkeling. (Snorkel challenge: find the...
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Manly NSW 2095, Australia
From Shelly Beach in Manly, the path climbs a flight of stairs surrounded by jungle foliage before alternating between idyllic neighborhoods, clifftop bushland, secluded beaches, and more rainforest. Along the way, you’ll see tropical...
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Alaska, USA
We were on a 7 day cruise in Glacier Bay with friends. The boat was the Sea Wolf and it was a converted minesweeper from World War II. After 5 days of cruising in the inlets of Glacier Bay, including sea kayaking among the glaciers, we had a...
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We stayed in Hilo—hot, wet, and tropical Hilo—in a rented, Japanese-style house. Since I'm an astronomy nerd, I had to take the tour up to the observatories on Mauna Kea—way up on the top of the Big Island. The van trip was fun and educational,...
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Strait of Gibraltar
This beautiful view greeted us during our short stay in Tangier. We crossed the channel from Spain to Morocco, and toured around the city stopping to take in this ancient view. Beyond, lies Greece!
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Upper Rd, Guston, Dover CT16 1HJ, UK
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We had a fantastic weekend in Dover, England. We had amazing, blue skies and warm temperatures, we went in the Spring of last year. What a great way to spend the day, walking along the cliffs, watching the sheep graze, mesmerized by the beautiful...
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Rockaway Beach, Pacifica, CA 94044, USA
Walk from Pacifica State Beach (park by the Taco Bell) to Rockaway Beach and if there's no fog you'll be blessed with some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. It's a fairly easy walk that continues along the beach, with...
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Lamu, Kenya
New Year's celebrations on Shela Beach in Lamu, Kenya culminated in a wonderful dhow race through the channel. The winning boat was sunk according to tradition. This picture was especially hopeful as tourism has been down on the Kenyan Coast....
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Pottuvil, Sri Lanka
I took this photo on another amazing afternoon on the east coast of Sri Lanka during a two month stay. The surf was big and perfect, providing long peeling right hand waves. This family climbed up on the rocks to watch the surf and the light was...
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Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.94, Sanur, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
We arrived in Bali to start a five month Indian Ocean surf trip. When we arrived at the Uluwatu Temple on the Bukit Peninsula, the surf was huge with a 12 foot swell, much over our intermediate surfing abilities. We watched from the cliffs as...
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5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
A good way to explore Hawaii for the first time is by cruise. Try the one week cruise and then stay for another week in your favorite spot. Enjoy the Na Pali Coast State Park. Keep exploring...
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Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis and Carthage represent the craddle of the Mediterranean. This is a visit that you will never forget. Keep Exploring...