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PHOTO: Wild Coastline on the South West Coast Path Around St. Anthony Head in Cornwall, England

Click on above photo to view it in large format: I hiked part of the South West Coast Path in Dorset, England last year and was so impressed with the beauty that I made a pact with myself to return and do more of it. This year, I chose Cornwall, the southwestern-most tip…

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Stunning Beauty in an Unexpected Place: Lulworth Cove, England

I never know what will ignite my travel imagination. Sometimes it’s an overheard comment made by a fellow wanderer. Other times I read about a city or place of great natural beauty and think, “I have to go there.” In this case, it was a map that piqued my curiosity. Knowing that I…

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Journey to the End of the World, Cap de Creus, Spain

Jagged chunks of crumbling slate threatened to turn my ankles as I made my way to a pillar marking the easternmost tip of Spain. Just a few miles away lay the artsy village of Cadaqués, but the vista that spread before me felt like the end of the world. Rocky fingers of land…

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The World’s Largest High-Relief Sculpture, Was Nearly One of the World’s Greatest Boondoggles

My first glimpse of the monumental sculpture carved into the massive granite dome known as Stone Mountain was slightly disappointing. From the viewing platform the three sculpted figures of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson were dwarfed by the sheer immensity of the naked rock…

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