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Surf and lighting Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hope Sound Florida

Blowing Rocks Preserve, Florida

Blowing Rocks Preserve, Florida  is a unique habitat preserve that is owned by the Nature Conservancy. It is located along Hobe Sound on Jupiter Island in Martin County, Florida. Visitors can see what natural Florida looks like. The combination of ocean waves and natural limestone outcroppings results in magnificent sea spray that shoots up into the air at regular intervals. The preserve is easily … [Read More...]

Tide and Water Hope Sound Florida

Hobe Sound, Florida

Hobe Sound, Florida, has a most unusual beach named Blowing Rocks Preserve, which is a small 73 acre area with rocks instead of the usual Florida sand. When the Atlantic Ocean wind drives the water through the holes in the limestone, the spray sometimes flies as high as 50 feet. This is a beachcombers dream because there are thousands of gorgeous seashells that can be gathered to take home and … [Read More...]

Merichas port, Kythnos island, Cyclades, Greece

Kythnos, Greece

  Kythnos is a Greek island, approximately 100 kilometers from Piraeus, the harbor city of Athens. Until recently, Kythnos has had few foreign visitors as many travelers opt for the more famous and popular Santorini, Crete, or Mykonos. However, with history going back to the Mesolithic Era, Kythnos has a wealth of rich culture. The quaint village of Chora sits atop a hill as a … [Read More...]

Barcelona Cathedral, Spain

Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona Spain

  The official name of the Barcelona Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia. This Gothic style house of worship is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. Construction began during the 13th century and was completed in the 15th century. The building replaced another basilica that was destroyed during a Moorish Invasion. Architects adorned the original … [Read More...]

Sifinos, Cyclades Island, Greece

Sifnos, Greece

  Guest Post By: Maria Papadopoulou One of the most beautiful islands in Cyclades located between Serifos and Milos, about 130 km from Athens’ Port, Piraeus, is Sifnos, Greece. Sifnosis considered to be the island of God Apollo, as an ancient temple of Apollo is in the church of Virgin Mary Ouranofora. The main town of Sifnos, Apollonia, is also named after Apollo. I visited Sifnos … [Read More...]

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Looking for a day trip while visiting Barcelona, Spain? La Sagrada Familia, unfinished yet after 100 years of construction attracts almost 3 million visitors a year. Close to many Barcelona Apartments and hotels, La Sagrada Familia makes for a great afternoon or just a stroll by to admire the architecture. Formally known as the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, this iconic … [Read More...]

Avalon Beach State Park Hutchison Island, Florida

Avalon State Park, Florida

  Avalon State Park in Florida is a wonderful destination for those wanting to enjoy an undeveloped beach, an increasingly rare find in Florida. Avalon State Park is located on Florida's Treasure Coast on North Hutchinson Island, just 4 miles north of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park  and the Fort Pierce downtown area. Visitors will discover over a mile of sandy beach along crystal clear water … [Read More...]

Mexico State Veracruz, City of Xalapa Cathedral

Veracruz State, Mexico

Although the state of Veracruz in Mexico has one of the country's leading economies, its economy isn't as dependent on tourism as those of some of the other states in Mexico. Petroleum and agriculture are the two biggest industries in Veracruz. This is good news to travelers who prefer to avoid areas in which mass tourism prevails. Visitors to Veracruz find it easy to experience the authentic … [Read More...]

Principal church of the town of Ixtacuixtla, located in the Mexican State of Tlaxcala.

Tlaxcala State, Mexico

  With La Malinche volcano serving as a backdrop, the Mexican State of Tlaxcala has the cool, semiarid climate of the Mesa Central where it is located. This densely populated state is Mexico’s smallest by area. It has an economy built upon agriculture, cattle raising, and finely made woven handicrafts. The state and its capital both derive their name from the local, pre-historic culture. … [Read More...]

Sunrise, La Pesca, Tamaulipas State, Mexico Photo By Andres Tortoriello

Tamaulipas State, Mexico

  Tamaulipas is a state found in the northern part of Mexico, just south of the American state of Texas. It has four main areas. There is the frontera border with Texas, the Sierra Madre mountain range in the west, the Gulf Coast region in the east and the Huasteca region in the south. Here is a guide to the best things to see and do on a trip to Tamaulipas. Located on the Gulf Coast, … [Read More...]