Florida Museum of Natural History

Watch our video slideshow of photos taken at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. If you would like to create a video slideshow of your own photos click here. Giant elephants used to live in Florida. That’s one of the first things you learn upon entering the Florida Museum of Natural History […]

Silver Springs

  Silver Springs in Ocala, Florida is marketed as “Nature’s Theme Park” and it definitely lives up to its slogan. Filled with wild animal exhibits and glass-bottomed boat rides over some of Florida’s most amazing crystal-clear springs, a day in this park brings you much closer to “wild” Florida than any other park in the […]

Poe Springs & Rum Island

Poe Springs, located in High Springs, Florida near Gainesville, is a county park and natural wonder that serves as the gateway to other natural wonders such as Lilly Springs and Rum Island Springs all reachable by canoe which you can rent from the park. Home to a great variety of wildlife and plant life, you’ll definitely […]

Tour of Italy: Pisa (Day 5)

As I walked with my tour group along the city wall, we approached the open gates slowly, unsure if we were to go straight in or wait for our guide. Peering through the gate we saw in the distance one of the most iconic buildings of Italy: the Leaning Tower. We were finally in Pisa. […]

Tour of Italy: Florence (Day 4)

Arriving into Florence, I had no idea what to expect. Everyone knows the Coliseum in Rome, the leaning tower of Pisa, and the canals of Venice but what is Florence famous for? As we passed through the city gates (which has become one of my favorite parts of old European cities), I tried to imagine […]

Tour of Italy: Vatican City (Day 3)

As we drove by the massive walls of Vatican City, I saw a multitude of people in a line that snaked around several blocks. “My god,” I thought, “we’ll have to wait all day to visit the Vatican.” My third day in Rome, Italy and it looked like most of it would be spent in […]

Tour of Italy: Rome (Day 2)

Ring, ring. Ring, ring. “Who’s calling me this early,” I thought to myself as I reached for the phone, half-awake and disoriented. “This is your wake up call,” a voice said in English with a distinct accent. Slowly I began to realize I was not at home any more but at a hotel in the […]

Tour of Italy: Rome (Day 1)

   Above: Watch the full-length documentary- “La Villa Choir Tour of Italy.” As I peered out the window of the plane on our final descent into Rome, I noticed an oval-shaped building far below. “Oh wow,” I thought, “that’s the Coliseum.” Having just watched Gladiator days before, the Coliseum was an unmistakable landmark in the […]
Aerial view of the Etowah Mounds site in Cartersville, GA

Georgia’s Ancient Indian Cities

Come along with me as I explore Georgia’s Native American heritage at such sites as the Sapelo Shell Ring Complex, Rock Eagle effigy mound, Fort Mountain stone wall, Kolomoki Mounds, Ocmulgee Mounds and Etowah Mounds.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century as the capital and state temple for the god-king Suryavarman II. Amazingly, it has been used continuously as a religious temple ever since, first as a Hindu temple and now as Buddhist temple.
Kuala Lumpur City Center at night

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Spend a day walking around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The city has a lot of charm not to mention amazing food and beautiful parks.
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