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Requirements For Getting A Pilot License
by Matt Tanner.Getting a pilot license is a very fun and rewarding experience. There are guidelines set by the FAA that explain what you have to do in order to get a private pilot license. The basic requirements for a pilot license are as follows:Medical Certificat...
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Classic Lake Tahoe Golf Courses
by Alan Lestourgeon.Lake Tahoe golf courses provide challenging and scenic play for all levels. Though closed during the winter, Lake Tahoe Basin's gorgeous weather, never too hot, humid, and rarely raining, allows for endless days of hitting the greens and taking in th...
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The Fantastic Tahoe Rim Trail
by Alan Lestourgeon.Like most good things, you must wait, and The Tahoe Rim Trail proves it. The loop trail was not completed until September 2001. The 164-mile loop trail encircles glorious Lake Tahoe in all its splendor and passes through National Forest, state parks ...
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Fraught With Deception
by Linda Vissat.For two days I looked like an "expectant father", but I am a female.  I shuffled from the ferry, the terminal, and my car, back and forth.  On May 6, 2005 my car sat in line jammed between a new, red Mercedes with black convertible top...

Bouquets In Boquete
by Linda Vissat.There is a saying; nothing says romance more than fine dining, wine and a bouquet of flowers.  Take the fine dining and wine out of that equation and add a bunch of thickets of flowers and I'm romanced.  I was in heaven with appetizers and ...

Of All The Monkeying Around
by Linda Vissat.As we crossed the border the summer of 1997, my nine-year old daughter, Ashley was detained.  A stranger in a strange land, she was now surrounded by short, dark men that talked funny.  She immediately donned a solemn face and pleads for my...

The Painting, The Peoguot, and The Le Seul Leotard Noir
by Linda Vissat.I kept the painting as near my body as possible as I lugged my thirty-pound carry-on through the ribbon of travelers meandering through security.  The cubic yard parcel covered in cardboard, brown paper, and snuggly wrapped in twine wasn't going...
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Dam, Pass, and Peak - Traffic Changes
by Linda Vissat.Initially I was blind sided by Alpine daisies and Digitalis (foxglove) passing themselves off as wildflowers, much less the other fabulous scenery on the North Cascades Highway, and then they showed up again.  I turned the tables on them though ...

Delta At Dawn
by Linda Vissat.While Delta has a different meaning to the southerners of the lower 48, Alaska has a Delta, too.  In Alaska, this Delta is where the Alcan Highway ends.  At this thriving junction about 840 folks set up housekeeping, businesses, and whatnot...

The Locals Line
by Linda Vissat.A stench of vomit began to filter aboard the Kennicott. The buzz of "Yak Attack" or seeming so tickled my ears.  I felt like I was in the "Twilight Zone".  I wondered where in the world, up here, could yaks attack people?  According to...
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Making A Splash In St. Croix
by Linda Vissat.Saturday, 10:00 a.m.; Bob and Sandy haven't left the pool during waking hours except to refill the refrigerator with beer.  Two hundred and ninety pounds of Bob jumped into the pool creating a wave, sloshed over the deck, and drenched parched ag...
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Things Legends Are Made Of
by Linda Vissat.In the low light of morning an Indian maiden comes into view followed by a screaming warrior.  The sun continues to rise.  At twilight a miner joins them.  They all live in the "Cirque", ten minutes in the morning hours and just a few ...
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Suicide Showers
by Linda Vissat.We have all heard that "electricity and water don't mix"; electrocution follows, so by all means, keep that in mind.  Don't mix them.  On one hand it is true.  I wouldn't mess with it.  But, in Panama "electricity and water do mix...
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Some Pay Higher Prices
by Linda Vissat.I began to get anxious.  Did Mario forget me?  I left him only a week before leaving with him only the day and time I would return.  Would he be at the airport to retrieve me?  As I focused my gaze through the window of, what seem...
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The Parque Nacional de Ordesa
by Jakob Jelling.This destination is paradisiacal to all those travelers who enjoy being close to the nature and meet amazing plants, trees, and animals. There is a very wide variety of animals to meet as well as many possibilities to spend energies by climbing, hiki...

The smarter way to experience the Great Pyramids
by Jacob Fiennes.From their construction throughout the centuries the Pyramids of Giza have represented mystery, wonder and awe to all. They are perhaps the only great architecture of the ancients to have survived more or less completely intact.The oldest pyramid at ...
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Review: 1000 Places To See Before You Die
by Norm Goldman.Author: Patricia SchultzISBN: 0761104844The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN: Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW Norm Goldman's ReviewsHave you ever wondered what travel means to you? This is a question I have often posed to the ...
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The beautiful Agios Konstantinos
by Jakob Jelling.Agios Konstantinos is a destination situated within central Greece, within the region of Attica, to the north of Cape Sounion, and at about 50 kilometers from the southern side of Athens. This spot, also known as Konstandinos or Ayios Konstandino, wa...
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The ancient Thiva
by Jakob Jelling.The city of Thiva is situated on the northern area of the Cithaeron range, between Attica and Boeotia, in central Greece. There so many amazing antique spots and ancient areas to meet in Thiva that it is recommendable for tourists to count with as mu...
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Amorgos and its history
by Jakob Jelling.This island has a size of about 120 km2 and inhabited by around 1800 people can be found at the east of the Cyclades, next to Dodecanese. Anciently called Minoa, the origins of this city and its population can be found strongly attached to the Cretan...
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Advice for first time passport applicants
by Charles Brown.How to apply for a U.S passport:Do you need a passport or a visa? A visa is issued by the country you are going to, and is necessary if you intend to stay for a long period of time. Obviously, the length of time before a visa is required varies by th...
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The Caravan whines
by Barry Hooper.Going from England to France with a caravan takes a long time. If you are a wine lover the time it takes to get there, despite the whines of your kids in the back, is thoroughly worth the wines you will enjoy upon arrival.From your home town you will...

Less Extreme Adventures
by Steven Gillman.Extreme adventures and travel adventures are becoming more popular all the time. Some of us, however, want to have the excitement, without so much risk of injury, without getting shot at or kidnapped like Robert Pelton, and without spending a fortune...
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The Beautiful Nova Scotia
by Ashton Billesberger.There are a lot of neat things to do around the ocean, one of the trade marks of nova Scotia is the Bluenose Schooner ship, which is featured on there license plate, also I should mention the lighthouse of Peggy cove is extremely neat to see in perso...
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Nunavut Canadas Diamond
by Ashton Billesberger.The population of Nunavut as of 2004 is 29,300, the economy is based on, mining, diamonds, gold, zinc, lead, copper, and nickel. There are a lot of companies investing there money to look for diamonds as we speak.Here are some quick facts-Iqaluit is ...
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