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476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
one of the best not-so-hidden treasures
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303 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
Whenever I book a hotel room, there are three things I seek: free wifi, buffet breakfast and fancy toiletries. Views are never on top of my list because, quite frankly, who spends enough time in their hotel room to fully appreciate the scenery?...
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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
I highly suggest visiting the de Young Museum at Golden Gate Park. Not only is it in a great part of the city, with great art to boot, they have an incredible observation deck at the very top! This was my first time at the de Young Museum and...
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
Thankful for an experienced guide, we walked our way through the maze of tunnels and passageways that belong to Lalibela's rock-hewn churches. The amazing architecture and beauty of our surroundings made for exquisite photography opportunities. I...
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Great Bay, Sint Maarten
I had miles to use and no time left, so I picked the first flight where I could get a seat and found myself in Sint Maarten. I found a fabulous little hotel and was lucky enough to be taken on a personal tour of the island by the owner on my first...
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One Ferry Building #3, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
One of my favorite mornings in San Francisco involves taking a sunrise walk down to the Ferry Building. On the rare mornings that I am up before sunrise and there is no fog settling over the bay I love to walk through the quite city as is comes...
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17 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France
5000 riders started the 2007 PBP. Plagued by bad weather on top of the customary challenges of distance and sleep deprivation, 1200 failed to finish. I finished the Paris Brest in just under the time limit. Another hallmark of randonneuring is...
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How would you describe the light from this almost-time-for-sunset time of day? ..A quiet beach day, contemplative, content. At Rodeo Cove in the Marin Headlands, Ca.
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Marine on St Croix, MN 55047, USA
We were boating down the Mississippi River near Red Wing, Minnesota and ran into a sailboat race. We bobbed along side of it for a few minutes, and sped along. If you haven't boated the Mississippi, channel your inner Tom Sawyer and get to it! The...
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When I think of India, words like color, life and vibrant....raw, open and warm.... come into my mind. From the perspective of a Westerner, India is beautiful chaos. Life opens up in Varanasi, India, along the banks of the Ganga. Arrive at sunrise...
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Great Ocean Rd, Princetown VIC 3269, Australia
There is something primitive about seeing Twelve apostles - like earth trying to come out of ocean. It feels like traveling in time. This time, I also took a short helicopter ride above them and it was astounding.
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The best month for climbing Mount Fuji is August. But on a clear day, riding the bullet train southwest of Tokyo, you can catch spectacular views of Japan's iconic mountain.
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Lake Titicaca
One of my favorite places when I visited Peru in April was the famous Lake Titicaca in Puno. At 12,500 feet above sea level and nestled between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. The lake has a...
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Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
My favorite museum in Seville is the Flamenco Museum. It has a fascinating history of flamenco dancing in southern Spain and there a terrific series of short films showing the different styles of flamenco. There are also romantic old posters of...
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53037 San Gimignano, Province of Siena, Italy
One of the best things about the beautiful Tuscan hilltop town of San Gimignano - and there are many - is the wonderful street art offered for sale throughout the town. You can watch the artists at work, making the experience even more special....
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Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
When you go to Florence, don't forget to wander outside the "Centro Storico" to see how the "regular" people live. There are great photo opportunities in the outer neighborhoods that are both tranquil and "real".
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Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

I saw this exquisite chalk drawing of Leonardo da Vinci's Lady With An Ermine on the ground in one of the main plazas in Firenze. It started drizzling and I just had to take this photo before the rain washed it away!

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Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
Riding along the pushkar dunes on a backpacking trip through India.
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7036 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Old Town Scottsdale has a reputation as a hot spot for evening activities. You can hop from bar to bar, nightclub to nightclub, and soak in the art scene. All in one place. So perhaps you start the night with a glass of BYO wine or BYOB and gather...
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07100 Sóller, Balearic Islands, Spain
The area around Soller is known for their oranges, lemons , almonds and olive oil. There was nothing like having freshly squeezed orange juice every morning for breakfast. There is a place, SA Fabrica de Gelats, in town just down from the main...
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357 West Fork, Irving, TX 75039, USA
Ever wanted to sail in a gondola without needing a stamp in your passport? This sailing service has you covered, with luxurious rides in open-air boats made for two, or covered shuttles suitable for a handful of riders. Gondoliers row you around...
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New York, NY, USA
Life in NYC is never dull! It is vibrant, exciting and every day is an event, and I absolutely fell in love THE city from the first moment I step foot in it. Human interactions and emotions are in your face and displayed in the open for anyone who...