Category Archives: Places

Places: ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ Promotional Booklet

Old promotional booklets are a wonderful way to see what a place in the world was like ‘back in the day’, as it were. Hawaii has always been an exotic location that many want to visit, me included, but likely … Continue reading

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Commonwealth of Dominica Music-themed Disney Stamps

The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island country in the Caribbean. Dominica has been nicknamed the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” for its natural environment. Hey, it’s in the Caribbean. Duh! And they are now known for this set of music-themed Disney stamps. … Continue reading

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Celebration, Florida Promotional Brochure

“The Town That Disney Built“. We visited this wonderful, idyllic, Disney town in 2014. Of course, by then, Disney had sold it off and had washed its hands of the project. The Mouse House does tend to do things like … Continue reading

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Republic of Maldives ‘First Day of Issue’ Stamps

Republic of Maldives is an archipelagic country in the Indian subcontinent of Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometers (470 miles; 400 nautical miles) from the Asian continent’s mainland. It is comprised of a chain of 26 atolls. And apparently, … Continue reading

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Places: Royal Beach Driftwood Sculptures

Royal Beach is on Vancouver Island just 20 minutes outside of Victoria., BC. It is being developed as a destination for seaside living. To entice buyers there is a very nice beach area with wonderful driftwood sculptures. We visited recently … Continue reading

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Things: BIG Things on Vancouver Island in BC

At the time of this post, we are wrapping up our visit to Vancouver Island. We have driven from one end of the Island to the other (sort of) and seen many wonderful things! And then there have been some … Continue reading

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Found Disney: Snow White in the Carpet?

We are presently on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia. Many are the attractions we have visited! And as I always say, you just never know where a Disney reference will surface. Or as in this case, show up under … Continue reading

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Places: Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, BC

With a former quarry as a canvas, Jennie Butchart envisioned transforming the space into a beautiful garden haven, overflowing with lush greens and colourful blooms. Sounds reasonable. The result of her vision is The Gardens, which are still family run … Continue reading

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Places: Malahat Skywalk and Spiral Tower

We continue our look at the sights and wonders of Vancouver Island with a visit to the newest attraction to be added to the many things to do and see, officially opened to the public on Thursday, July 15, 2021 … Continue reading

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Places: Historic Kinsol Trestle Over the Koksilah River

There are many out-of-the-way places on this Earth. Finding them is an adventure and experiencing them, a privilege! My wife and I just recently enjoyed a visit to a historic landmark in British Columbia, Canada. The Koksilah Bridge, or Kinsol … Continue reading

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