Florida Trips Guide - Travelling - Page 3
Canada: Montmorency Falls, Parc de la Chute – Part 2
While the park is beautiful in summer it is in the winter that it becomes spectacular. In winter, the hiking trails are only accessible on foot or if you go deeper when you have on snowshoes. It is worth the effort to go for a walk to the park' s cov...
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Canada: Montmorency Falls, Parc de la Chute – Part 1
The beautiful Montmorency Falls which are within the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is just a few minutes from the downtown area of Québec City. It is located between the river and the cliffs and it is one of the province' s most special and spectacula...
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Canada: Montreal the old city - Part 3
A bit further south you start to leave the older European style buildings as you walk down St. Sulpice Street, this will lead you to the Place Royale and the Archaeology and History Museum Pointe-à-Callière which is set right above the birthplace of ...
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Canada: Montreal the old city - Part 2
We stayed in the city for a month on work so had plenty of time there to enjoy as much as possible. This is not a complete guide to all you must see in Old Montreal. However if you take my advice and go on a walking tour of the area the list below in...
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Canada: Montreal the old city - Part 1
Montreal is one of the few major North American cities to have preserved its historic centre where most others have given way to development.
You will find in the historic district narrow winding streets dating back to the French colo...
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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York – part 4
The hangar deck shows you both the equipment and the personnel side of Intrepid.
The Hangar Deck is probably where you will spend most of your time on board. The largest attraction is the 13, 000-square-foot interactive Exploreum, whi...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 55
As long as you do not mind underground places then I have saved the best till last and that is the Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is nine miles northwest of I-65 and is about an equal distance of 85 miles from both Louisville, Kentucky, and...
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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York – Part 3
After your visit to the command centre there are three main areas that are open to the public. Immediately below is the flight deck and under that is the hanger deck, below these are parts of the third and gallery decks
After you make ...
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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York – Part 2
So where is it and what can you expect to see? It is located at Pier 6 on the western side of Manhattan on the Hudson River.
On board you will find a collection of more than twenty aircraft, it does change, from World War Two to the p...
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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York – Part 1
If you happen to visit New York City there are plenty of attractions that vie for your attention. However if you like recent history, and especially aircraft, then a visit to Intrepid Museum is a must. The museum is an educational and cultural non-pr...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 56
The park was officially established on July 1, 1941. It covers an area of 52, 830 acres with the most important feature out of sight under the Kentucky hills. Out of sight is a limestone labyrinth that became the heartland of the national park. While...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 54
The Cumberland Gap Visitor Centre is located on U. S. Highway 25E just southeast of Middlesboro, Kentucky and just northwest of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel and the town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. The visitor centre has a museum that tells you all ab...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 53
The Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is situated at the point where Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia all meet. This natural pass provided the main route for settlers and traders crossing the Appalachians into the Midwest. It is now a National Hi...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 52
The park and forest has become a magnet for rock climbers, who flock to the jagged faces and broken pinnacles around the Red River Gorge area. It is also popular with hikers because it has around 600 miles of trails to explore. This includes the famo...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 51
During our trip around Kentucky there were three State park areas that we had picked out in advance that we want to visit. I am going to deal with them all now but we actually visited them while we were doing some of the other things I have already w...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 50
During their 105 year tenure the Pleasant Hill Shakers built more than 260 structures around the property. Today there are only 34 buildings that have survived with most of these being along what was the one mile long gravel turnpike.
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state = Part 49
The restoration process:-
With the Shakers gone and the buildings in private hands what was once a full thriving community was now very quiet with the Shakers all but forgotten. The buildings began to take on new functions with the Tru...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state = Part 48
The History of Pleasant Hill
On New Year’s Day in 1805 three Shaker missionaries, John Meacham, Issachar Bates and Benjamin Seth Youngs, left the Mount Lebanon community in New York and started to walk towards Kentucky. It was in Augus...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 47
Academics and theology scholars have many different opinions about the followers of Mother Ann. They are not certain if they believed she was the female reincarnation or if she was just a prophet predicting that the second coming would be in a female...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 46
The Pleasant Hill Shakers
We had heard that there was a Shaker village that was quite near our route to the Daniel Boone National forest so we decided that this would make a good place to stop on the journey as they offered accommodati...
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