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Plitvice Lakes, Croatia   Leave a comment

Leaving Zagreb – we head towards something I’ve been looking forward to: Plitvice Lakes (pronounced “PLIT-vits-uh”), listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site since 1979. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted June 26, 2015 by Jaclyn in Holidays, Parks, Travel

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Too Hot For Hoops?   Leave a comment

I’m not sure what I expected. There’s a certain connotation associated simply with the name: HARLEM. It evokes thoughts of gospel, jazz and basketball so I suppose those were the sounds I was looking for as we took the subway from midtown Manhattan and hopped off at 116th St. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 21, 2013 by Jaclyn in Holidays, New York, Parks, Travel, Uncategorized

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Royal Botanical Gardens   Leave a comment

Took a quick visit down the road to the Royal Botanical Gardens towards the end of July. Absolutely fabulous day weather-wise but, to be honest, I was a little disappointed. Nothing looked really lush and vibrant…everything was kind of disheveled, droopy and withered-looking (kind of how I get when the humidity kicks in and hangs around for days!). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted August 8, 2013 by Jaclyn in Parks

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Where In The World…?   Leave a comment

Smack dab in the middle of an urban park, crowds of office workers munch on take-out lunches while sprawled on the lush grass.

Where in the world did I take this photo?

Where In The World...May 2013

Posted May 23, 2013 by Jaclyn in Parks, Travel, Uncategorized

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Haleakala Crater – My Hawaiian Diary (Part Six)   Leave a comment

Ahinahina (Silversword)

The road to the top of the world’s largest dormant volcano looms in front of us as we approach it from the northern side of Maui. On the fastest ascending road, we begin our trek up this majestic corniche going from sea level to 10,023 feet in just 38 miles and 90 minutes, all while navigating 33 switchbacks. There are numerous climate zones on this shield volcano; rain forest on the windward slopes (with annual rainfalls of 120-400”), dry forest on the leeward slopes and sub-alpine and alpine as you near the summit. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted October 10, 2012 by Jaclyn in Holidays, Parks, Travel

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Grand Circle Island Tour – My Hawaiian Diary (Part Four)   Leave a comment

Hanauma Bay

Our 7am breakfast buffet includes beans. Baked beans to be exact, the Heinz kind that I grew up with in England which means I absolutely have to indulge. Sausage, eggs and beans…mmmm, and all without a second thought for the tourists who will be on the coach with me today. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 29, 2012 by Jaclyn in Holidays, Memories, Parks, Travel

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Pearl Harbor – My Hawaiian Diary (Part Three)   3 comments

Boarding the Submarine

From the lanai at 6am I watch the island and its people come alive: the woman waiting for the bus to work; the garbage truck with its working men (yes, even in almost-paradise someone has to pick up the trash). Malihinis (tourists) are already heading towards the ocean and even though Shay and Kas are still sleeping, it’s all I can do to stop myself from yelling “Wait for me!” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 8, 2012 by Jaclyn in Holidays, Memories, Parks, Travel

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