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Adventures in the Baltic – Part 6 – Oslo and Kristiansand, Norway

By   /  September 8, 2016  /  Travel  /  1 Comment

Travels With TR – 2016 Summer Edition The final days of the Baltic cruise brought us to two beautiful cities in Norway. Two hundred and fifteen nautical miles from Copenhagen, Denmark, we landed in Oslo, Norway. Oslo is the capital of Norway, and is the city hub of trade, banking, industry and shipping for Norway. […]

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5 Most Visited Cities in the United States by Foreign Travelers

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  Travel  /  No Comments

The  year-end statistics are in from the National Travel and Tourism Office on the most popular cities in the United States with international visitors. Altogether, 32 million international travelers ventured to the United States in 2013 and almost all of them managed to make it to one of these 10 cities. While no city managed […]

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The Magnificence of Abu Simbel

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  Slowly, more tourists are beginning to once again visit the magnificent ruins of Egypt. Unrest has been a part of the Egyptian civilization for thousands of years and several years ago unrest returned to this ancient civilization making touring Egypt extremely risky for foreigners. As tension is subsiding and stability starting to return, tour […]

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A Visit to the End of America’s Camelot – the Texas Adventure Continues

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Travel  /  No Comments

A Visit to the End of America’s Camelot – the Texas Adventure Continues   For the third part of my Texas trip was our visit to the scene of one of America’s greatest tragedies and greatest controversies – The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas, located in the former Texas School […]

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Predjama – A Haunted Castle in a Cave

By   /  January 18, 2016  /  Travel  /  No Comments

…As you travel to the vast array of countries you could visit in the world, one of your travel goals should be to find as many unusual and different sites to see as you can. On our trip to Slovenia, my wife and I had the good fortune to visit one of the most unusually […]

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The Greatest Human Feat in History – The Great Wall of China

By   /  January 4, 2016  /  Travel  /  No Comments

It has been called the greatest human feat in history, the building of the structure called The Great Wall of China. It is the world’s longest defensive fortification built over the period of some 1,500 years. Some years ago, another of the items on my bucket list was checked off with a visit to China […]

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“USS Indianapolis: The Legacy” Documentary Screening this Sunday

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

  It has been 10 years in the making and involves over 100 interviews of survivors and the time has arrived for the screening of the documentary concerning one of the greatest tragedies of World War II, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and rescue of the survivors. The documentary, shown free of charge this […]

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A Night In A Castle

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  A trip to Europe usually includes a wide variety of activities and experiences that will offer the traveler a unique look into the country they are visiting. One such experience, for many, is a stay in one of the hundreds of castles scattered throughout Europe. On one of my family’s trips, we had the […]

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Vlad the Impaler–Bram Stoker– Count Dracula: Fact – Fiction – Myth & Legend

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  Travel  /  1 Comment

As Halloween approaches, how appropriate that our recent trip to Easter Europe took us to Romania and a chance to visit the popular tourist destination of the castle known as Bran Castle, supposed home of Vlad the Impaler, thought to be the inspiration for the infamous Count Dracula. Vlad the Impaler, was a real person […]

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The Stari Most Bridge of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

By   /  October 19, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson  … Our recent trip to 10 of the countries in Eastern Europe brought us to the country of Bosnia & Herzegovina and the city of Mostar. Mostar is the 5th largest city in the country and one of the oldest. The city was established in 1474 and in 1566 Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent […]

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Robertson River Boat Adventure Continues

By   /  October 5, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

We are in our second day in Budapest Hungary. We have seen more of the city this time than we did the first time we visited years ago. This is a beautiful city with lots of stunning architecture and a great historical story. The city of Budapest was actually not fully one large city until […]

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Traveling Along the Danube River

By   /  October 1, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

Our trip on the Danube River continued with our full day of sailing taking us through the Iron Gates lock system. The scenery on the Danube has changed dramatically with lots of cliffs and mountains along the river. The Danube used to be a treacherous river to navigate until the late 60’s early 70’s when […]

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Last Part of Our Trip to Croatia/Slovenia

By   /  September 28, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

The Croatia/Slovenia portion of our trip is over. We boarded Air Serbia and took a short flight to  Belgrade Serbia then on to Bucharest. This city is steeped in history, a lot of it based on hard times. You can tell they have struggled to pull themselves out of desperate situations after their fight for freedom […]

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Weekend in Laguna Beach – The Sawdust Festival – The Pageant of the Masters

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  Travels With TR A Weekend in Laguna Beach – The Sawdust Festival – The Pageant of the Masters One hour, up the coast, located halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, is the seaside village of Laguna Beach. With a population just over 23,000, 7 miles of coastline, 20 coves and sandy beaches, this […]

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Around the Town with Barb….

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  Local  /  2 Comments

Hello, my name is Barb.  I have been writing a popular North County blog called Around The Town for the past six years.  I created Around The Town to encourage everyone to get out there and explore our wonderful community.  There are so many gems right under our noses that we have yet to discover […]

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Travels With TR – Mexico Adventure – Part 2 – Oaxaca – Monte Alban – Mitla – Tule

By   /  February 12, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

The sights and sounds of Mexico City can only be described as loud, over whelming at times, and very, very busy. Our decision was to travel to a place that would be slower in pace in all ways. We boarded a bus for a five hour ride to the colonial city of Oaxaca Juarez, in […]

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Travels With TR – Treasures of Mexico–Teotihuacan–Mitla–Monte Alban-Tula

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

Part 1 – The Trip to Mexico City and Teotihuacan Many years ago, before I was married, I, along with a friend of mine, took a Spring Break trip to Mexico. Now, most people would think that would mean venturing to places like Cancun or Mazatlan, but our trip would take us to the pre-Columbian […]

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Travels With TR – Terra Cotta Figures of China

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

Travels With TR – The Amazing Terra Cotta Figures of China Some years ago, I had the good fortune of leading a group of adults on a trip to see the wonders of China. One of our stops took us to what has been called by some the 8th Wonder of the World, the Terra […]

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Travels With TR – The Uniqueness of the Santa Ynez Valley

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Travel  /  No Comments

Several weeks ago, my wife and I, along with my son Chris and his wife Leslie, ventured north along the California coast and over the Santa Ynez Mountains,  that separate Santa Barbara from the Santa Ynez Valley, for a quick mini-vacation to Solvang and the surrounding small cities. Our goal was to visit a number […]

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Travels With TR – The Mission Inn – A Beautiful Holiday Get-Away

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Travel  /  No Comments

The historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California, offers a memorable holiday get-away for those who want to do a little something different for the holiday season. The Four Diamond inn is considered to be the largest Mission Revival style building in the United States. The Inn and Spa are members of the Historic Hotels of […]

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