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Travel Spot of the Week

I missed last week due to circumstances beyond control of anyone but my AP US History teachher, but I’m back at it this week. This week, however, thinking ahead to summer, list a few places, that, if you had the time, resources and money, you would visit, in the continental US, Canada and Mexico.


 Where are places you love to go? Any oddball places you would HAVE to visit? Why would you visit the places you visit?


Week 3: Hawaiian Islands

Aloha! For this week’s travels, we are heading to a place without snow. A place where it’s currently 72 degrees and partly cloudy. We’re heading to the Hawaiian Islands!

Hawaii was made a US State in 1959 after being annexed in 1898. Hawaii was ruled before annexation by a royal family. The ruler at the time of annexation was Queen Liliuokalani. Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee and has a royal palace, Iolani Palace, among other things. It’s a beautiful state, made up of 8 islands, the largest being the Island of Hawaii. Tourism is a booming industry on the island, not surprisingly.

One of the most enjoyable things to do is visit the beaches of Hawaii. The most famous would have to be Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu, but there are plenty of beautiful and less busy beaches on the other islands. The one in the photo is Poipu Beach on Kauai.

Have you been to Hawaii? What’s your favorite way to escape and/or ignore the weather outside?

Week 2: Ushuaia, Argentina

It’s not Antarctica, but it’s darn close. We are heading to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina. It is 745 miles from Antarctica. Ushuaia is a popular tourist attraction, especially for cruisers to Antarctica. It used to be the site of a prison, because of it’s distance from other settlements.

Some popular tourist attractions are the End of the World train, from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego National Park, multiple day cruises to Antarctica, museums about the settlement, and skiing in nearby mountains.

Would you be interested in visiting this Argentinan city? How about Antarctica? Anything to add?


Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

After the demise of the Quotes and Recipes of the week, I am starting a new weekly post, focusing on a specific place in the world every week. The first place is The Big Apple- New York City. New York has the largest population of any city in the United States, and the 13th most populous city in the world.

New York is famous from everything to it’s food to, more recently, it’s Wall Street failures. The city has a newspaper that is world famous, the New York Times. One thing almost everybody has heard about is Broadway. Did you know that Broadway is actually 39 very large theaters located along or very close to Broadway street in New York?

Have you ever been to New York? Do you have anything interesting to offer the conversation? What is your favorite thing to do in big cities?

Side Note: I, like Chloe, need a cool name.  I don’t like Oh, The Places You’ll Go! It would be nice if it were 2 or 3 words. Any ideas?

Another Note: The map below will ave more lines added to it as we ’travel’ more places. I set it up on Travellerspoint. There are 2 reasons for this; I won’t remember where I’ve ‘visited’ unless I have some way to track it and it’s kind of a cool visual.

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