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Parque Colon in Santo Domingo

Travel Photo: Parque Colon in Santo Domingo

Parque Colon in Santo Domingo (Columbus Park in English) is the main square in this Dominican Republic’s city’s historic zone. It sits alongside the long Calle el Conde, which is a pedestrian-only street, full of shops and cafes. The square is a meeting spot for many to relax and feed the numerous pigeons, or to chat with friends. In the centre ...

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Lighthouse Day - lighthouses in Ontario

Travel Photo: Lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario

Nestled by the shoreline and hidden somewhat by an apartment building is the old lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario. Built in 1881, the lighthouse served as an important part of the then booming fishing and shipping industry on Lake Huron. It’s the only lighthouse on the Bruce coastline that is set so close to the main “downtown” area. The tower sits ...

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Holyrood Abbey ruins

Travel Photo: Holyrood Abbey Ruins

The romantic Holyrood Abbey ruins at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh are a stark reminder that time and historic events can destroy the most beautiful buildings in the world. Holyrood Abbey’s name refers to “Holy Cross” as “rood” is an Old English word for “cross” – referring to the one Jesus was crucified upon. Founded in 1128 by King David I ...

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visiting roman baths

Travel Photo: Two Ducks Visiting Roman Baths

Any old city or town in the UK has its historic sites that require at least one visit to get an understanding of the history of the country. Visiting Roman Baths in Bath Spa, UK is a must-do. It’s one of the most visited tourist attractions in the UK, transporting visitors back to the period of Roman occupation over 2,000 ...

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Distillery District Toronto

Travel Photo: Distillery District in Toronto

Sometimes you can play tourist in your own backyard. A few years ago, my husband Frank and I visited the historic Distillery District in Toronto. The Distillery District was once originally a mill and then the famous Gooderham and Worts distillery, producing whisky in the 19th and early part of the 20th century before turning over to rum producing in ...

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