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Friday Interesting Travel Topics Online

My head is always in the clouds, or somewhere else from where I am currently, lounging perhaps poolside in a French Riviera resort or walking the cobblestoned streets through an English coastal town. So the search for travel topics let me down this road: The private village of Clovelly in England, which charges a fee to visit. Egypt’s city of El Gouna doing their best to be mindful of the environment is worth a read for like minded folks such as myself The wonderment of the Aztec civilization history is one I will always share here. While enroute somewhere do you watch for signs that announce the places you have left and the place you have arrived? I remember once in Europe, I crossed a bridge on foot connecting one small town in France to another in Switzerland. Can’t remember where it was, but felt insanely invigorating doing something like that. In light of the curiosity, I am sharing this article about towns crossing borders, or borders crossing through towns. Lastly, click away here for …

Film Location in Travel – France

The tricks and traits of filmmaking – is when a town location on camera is really more of multiple sites. Example: Hallmark’s Moriah’s Lighthouse – which caught my attention last night, while aiming to find a film I could actually escape from all things too real. Filming Locations (3). Ploumanac’h Lighthouse, Perros-Guirec, France (location). Hotel Castel Beau Site, Brittany, France (location). This is how I normally add destinations in my travel journal of places I need to see: First stop: the Lighthouse in Perros-Guirec, France The Boutique hotel: Castel Beau Site And finally a list of Beautiful Villages of France …where I plan to be immersed for a few months.

Travel: Small American Towns

Having lived in a big city for most of my life, has me, every weekend escaping to the suburbs or the smaller towns throughout California – such as San Luis Obispo, Roseville, Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Tahoe, Auburn and more. Mostly to drive through the farmlands, and appreciate all the hard work farmers do to bring us the freshest of produce. So with the lockdown across the U.S. – we can and should only get into our cars and explore our own neck of the woods for now and then consider venturing out to across the state to 60 alternatives. Here’s to my bucket list:    featured image – Damascus, Virginia – check out the rest of the list here Where would you go for a drive?

Travel: Things You Might Want To Know Vol 17

There is ample information about a destination when planning a trip – whether first time or the fifteenth, the volume of articles is extensive. However, on occasion, I prefer to focus and share on background travel details to, hopefully, help bring the world closer, and more relatable. On another note – have you seen this Hulu television series from George Clooney – based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel. Gotta admit, it start out slow, but I am hooked. 

Travel Series: Behind The Scenes – Vol II

A week ago I started a new series on Raw Silk and Saffron, to talk about what goes on behind the scenes, in terms of travel. I’ve always been curious to know or learn how some things come about, or the inspiration behind re-designing a city or even the methodology used to create, recreate, or put an end to what’s been in the past. So, in case you missed the first installment of the travel series, you can get a second chance here, and then stay tuned for more topics of interest to come.