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Galapagos Islands-Pikaia Lodge

Galapagos Islands-Pikaia Lodge

Most travelers prefer a cruise to explore the Galapagos Islands, but for those who prefer land accommodations the 5 star Pikaia Lodge is the perfect answer. There are plenty of opportunities to experience the lives of the blue footed boobies, frigates, sea lions, turtles, penguins and more while staying at the eco-friendly 77 acre Pikaia… Read More

Puerto Vallarta-Mexico’s Best Beach Resort

This year Mexico has been the most popular international getaway destination for American travelers. Having just visited the beachy Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta on beautiful Banderas Bay, I put it at the top of my list. In addition to sun-kissed sand beaches, aquamarine water, a lush tropical landscape and the Sierra Madre Mountains, you’ll… Read More

Seeing Europe | “MILAN CATHEDRAL” by Hippolyte Adolphe Taine

The cathedral, at the first sight, is bewildering. Gothic art, transported entire into Italy at the close of the Middle Ages,[3] attains at once its triumph and its extravagance. Never had it been seen so pointed, so highly embroidered, so complex, so overcharged, so strongly resembling a piece of jewelry; and as, instead of coarse… Read More