Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

17 February 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© flickr.com - Ben Kucinski/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Ben Kucinski/cc-by-2.0

Punta Cana is a resort town within the Punta Cana-Bávaro-Veron-Macao municipal district, in the municipality of Higüey, in La Altagracia Province, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. The area has beaches and balnearios which face both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and it has been a popular tourist destination.   read more…

Bar Harbor in Maine

13 November 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© flickr.com - Tina Saey/cc-by-sa-2.0

© flickr.com – Tina Saey/cc-by-sa-2.0

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine. Its population is 5,300. Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination in the Down East region of Maine and home to the College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory, and MDI Biological Laboratory (Salisbury Cove village). Prior to a catastrophic 1947 fire the town was a famous summer colony for the super-affluent elite. Bar Harbor is home to the largest parts of Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within twenty-five miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United States. The town is served by the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport.   read more…

Abaco in the Bahamas

6 November 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Hopetown Lighthouse on Elbow Cay © Dmadeo/cc-by-sa-4.0

Hopetown Lighthouse on Elbow Cay © Dmadeo/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Abaco Islands lie in the northern Bahamas 180 miles (290 km) east of south Florida with similar weather with the exception of local patterns. They comprise the main islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco, along with smaller barrier cays. The northernmost are Walker’s Cay, and its sister island Grand Cay.   read more…

The islands Île de Ré, Île d’Oléron and Île-d’Aix in the Atlantic

16 October 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

The island Île de Ré

Île de Ré - Saint-Martin de Ré © Brice Rothschild

Île de Ré – Saint-Martin de Ré © Brice Rothschild

Île de Ré is an island off the west coast of France near La Rochelle, on the northern side of the Pertuis d’Antioche strait. The island highest point has an elevation of 20 m ; the island is 30 km long and 5 km wide. A 2.9 km bridge, completed in 1988, connects it to La Rochelle on the mainland.   read more…

Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores

9 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Marina de Ponta Delgada © flickr.com - Feliciano Guimarães/cc-by-2.0

Marina de Ponta Delgada © flickr.com – Feliciano Guimarães/cc-by-2.0

Ponta Delgada is a city and municipality on the island of São Miguel in the archipelago of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal. It includes 44,403 residents in the urban area, and approximately 20,113 inhabitants in the three central parishes that comprise the historical city: São Pedro, São Sebastião, São José.   read more…

County Donegal in Ireland

29 June 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Donegal map © Kanchelskis/GFDL

Donegal map © Kanchelskis/GFDL

County Donegal is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Border Region and is also located in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal. Donegal County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 160,927 according to the 2011 census.   read more…

On the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to the Mediterranean

14 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Carcasonne © Pinpin

Carcasonne © Pinpin

The Canal du Midi (Occitan: Canal de las Doas Mars, meaning canal of the two seas) is a 240 km (150 mi) long canal in Southern France (French: le Midi). The canal connects the Garonne River to the Étang de Thau on the Mediterranean and along with the Canal de Garonne forms the Canal des Deux Mers joining the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The canal runs from the city of Toulouse down to the Mediterranean port of Sète—which was founded to serve as the eastern terminus of the canal. The Canal du Midi was built by Pierre-Paul Riquet.   read more…

Newfoundland and Labrador

21 March 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Government House - St Johns © Jcmurphy

Government House – St Johns © Jcmurphy

Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province of Canada. Situated in the country’s Atlantic region, it incorporates the island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador to the northwest, with a combined area of 405,212 square kilometres (156,500 sq mi). As of 2011, the province’s population is 514,536. Approximately 92 percent of the province’s population resides on the Island of Newfoundland (including its associated smaller islands), of which more than half live on the Avalon Peninsula.   read more…

The Lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu

13 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Abbay and lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0

Abbay and lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Saint-Mathieu lighthouse is a lighthouse located on Pointe Saint-Mathieu in Plougonvelin, around Brest in Finistère. The lighthouse is open to the public. Saint-Mathieu was built in 1835 among the ruins of the ancient Abbaye Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre. It is a major lighthouse of the French coast, with a theoretical range of 29 nautical miles (around 55 km). It was classified as a monument historique on 23 May 2011.   read more…

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