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Trends and ConcernsWe Live In A More Connected and Yet More Divided World, Than Ever Before “With affordable global air travel, the internet and telecommunications, we are more connected than ever in the history of the world. Yet it seems that as residents of this...

Leiden – Beyond Amsterdam

Leiden Canals – Windmills – Bicycles – Rembrant – The Pilgrim Fathers –Classic Dutch Architecture – Museum ; Beyond Amsterdam Once you have had enough of the frantic, crowded, often overwhelmed, but still interesting Amsterdam, why not visited one of the several other...

Arkansas Observations

Arkansas Obeservations The Clinton Trail If so inclined you can trace the early years of President Bill Clinton.  Born near the rail tracks in Hope (now an NPS Visitor Center), then a mile his boyhood home.   Hope seems a pretty inappropriately named town nowadays as...

Austin, (somehow) in Texas

Austin Texas   Above: LBJ  Presidential Library.  Well worth an afternoons visit   Left: The Capitol Austin Three Things to Prepare Check out to see what is on in Austin. It hosts a range of events from the American Forumla 1 Racing, ACL ,‘Austin City...

Isle of Man (not part of the UK)

The Isle of Man Its not part of UK. The Status of the IOM The Isle of Mann (IOM) is in the middle of the Irish Sea, north of Wales, between Britain and the Republic of Island.  Its population of around 86,000 (although probably less than ½ are actually born on the...

Germany – Dresden: A Noble Past

Dresden Full of History Preparation 3 Tips: Get yourself a transportation pass (S Bahn, Tram and Bus included) (I paid just 6 Euro’s for a full days travel.  Fantastic, clean and easy system to use) There are also excellent value Travel Cards and Passes for Dresden...

Germany – Dessau: I did not expect this!

Dessau Germany Junkers! Situated about half way to Leizig and an easy train ride from Berlin, Leipzig or Dresden I determined to go to Dessau.  Like many you probably ask why! Junkers.  The town built the WW2 Junkers planes and there is a Museum there...

Germany, Berlin: The worlds Cold War City

Berlin - Lest We Forget Berlin Highlights So many of my visits and suggestions do focus on that time and how it is memorialized. First though I simply suggest walking.  Wander around the area both sides of the Brandenburg Gate, up and down the Unter den Linden Avenue,...

USA – Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Rhode Island Newport – Off Peak Winter Destination?  Rationalizing the Gilded Era. Preparation, 3 Tips: Check out the Pass options available to visit the Mansions Seems if you want to go to the well know Black Pearl Restaurant you’ll need to...