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Monument Valley is one of those iconic places I “knew” from seeing pictures of it in print and in films. It wasn’t until I’d actually been there and experienced its vastness, emptiness, sandiness, dust and heat that its rugged beauty really hit me. 126 more words

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Jura, France

Concealed by Alpine peaks and rolling, wooded hills, Jura—France’s smallest wine region—has long been shielded from the swarms that descend upon Burgundy to the west and Switzerland to the east. 154 more words

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Fiordo Di Furore , Italy

Furore is a typical town on the Amalfi Coast, particularly known for its fjord. The latter consists of a striking recess of the sea, located on the way out of an overhanging valley. 47 more words

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Amazing places

I sometimes have to remind myself that I’ve been to some pretty amazing places in the US since our son moved there with his family. I would probably never have made the effort to go to the Grand Canyon, or Monument Valley, or Santa Monica – to mention just a few iconic sites – had it not been for taking extended visits to the US to visit them and going on some exciting road trips while there. 135 more words

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Ilulissat Icefjord , Greenland

Located on the west coast of Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord (40,240 ha) is the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. 89 more words

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Saxon Switzerland , Germany

The Saxon Switzerland National Park (German: Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz), is a National Park in the German Free State of Saxony near the capital city of Dresden. 37 more words

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Redwood National Park , California

Redwood National Park is located on the northwest Pacific coast of California, between the cities of Klamath Glen on the north and Trinidad on the south border or the park. 16 more words

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