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Archive for May, 2015

Great American Cities – Las Vegas Posted by on May 27, 2015

Perhaps no American city has a reputation like the next stop on our journey – Las Vegas. First, let’s figure out where the name comes from. Name: The name Las Vegas means “the meadows” in Spanish. It was coined by a Mexican scout who was leading a group along the Spanish Trail from Santa Fe…

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Sir Edmund Hillary a national hero Posted by on May 26, 2015

While we are taking a closer look at the English-speaking country of New Zealand this month, spending some time reading about the Kiwi national hero Sir Edmund Hillary is a must. Hillary is known the world round for being the first climber to summit the highest mountain in the world  – Mount Everest in Nepal. …

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New Zealand’s Great Walks Posted by on May 19, 2015

The country of New Zealand is known for many things such as its indigenous people (the Maori), amazing athletes in sports like rugby and sailing, The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, but perhaps most of all it is known for its beautiful and diverse landscape. Tourists flock to New Zealand by the millions…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Venice Beach Posted by on May 14, 2015

Take a tour of Venice Beach, Grateful Gypsies style! Hit the boardwalk, catch some amazing street performers, munch on Cali cuisine, join a massive drum circle, and wind down with craft cocktails in an old speakeasy. “For a vacation in LA, look no further than Venice Beach. Cruise around on a bike or even a…

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Kiwi, the birds and the people. Posted by on May 12, 2015

This month I am going to present a series of posts spotlighting the English-speaking country of New Zealand. New Zealand is a very popular tourist destination, as well as a melting-pot* country. Many of you reading this blog have in the past, or may in the future, visit New Zealand, so let’s learn more about…

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