September 24, 2009

Dolphin stampede on Sea of Cortez in Mexico


Dolphin stampede on Sea of Cortez in Mexico

This video was shot on a fishing expedition between Isla la Guardia and Bajia de los Angeles.


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September 23, 2009

Montreal, Canada: Botanical Gardens Montreal; things to do



Botanical Gardens Montreal (Les Jardins Botaniques de MontrĂ©al) 4101 Sherbrooke East, corner of Pie-IX, 514-872-1400.

One of the largest botanical gardens in the world, this park is home to 22,000 types of plants, flowers, and trees, as well as 200 different bird species. It houses greenhouses with plants from around the world, plus many large, themed outdoor gardens that are covered with snow from November through April.


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September 21, 2009

World's Top 10 Hotels Under $19



World's Top 10 Hotels Under $19

Of course, you have to travel some distance to experience some of these bargains. (article removed at source.)


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image is of Shiva Guest House in Nepal; room is $9.

September 17, 2009

Cochrane, Ontario, Canada: Swim with the Polar Bears at Polar Bear Habitat; things to do



Polar Bear Habitat and Heritage Village 1 Drury Park Rd., in Cochrane, 800-354-9948, 705-272-2327. Daily; in summer 9-5; in winter 10-4. $20, 65+ $18, 4-14 $12, Swim with the bears +$5.

Unbelievably, you can swim with the polar bears here. However, for safety--though cute, polar bears are among the world's most ferocious carnivores--a bullet-proof, shatterproof glass that is almost 9 centimeters thick separates human from bear.


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September 16, 2009

Las Vegas, Nevada: Dine in the Sky; things to do



Dine in the Sky

A spectacular view of the Las Vegas skyline is guaranteed from this dining table suspended 160 feet in the air.


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September 14, 2009

Russia: Drive through the Lefortovo Tunnel; things to do


Drive through the Lefortovo Tunnel

The 3150-meter-long "Tunnel of Death" is the longest city tunnel in all of Europe. You might want to avoid it when you are in town.


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September 2, 2009

Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts; things to do



National Museum of Women in the Arts  1250 New York Ave. NW, 800-222-7270, 202-783-5000. M-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. Free 20-min. introductory talk M-Sat at 11 & 2, Sun at 1 & 3. $10, 60+ $8, students $8.

Located within a building that is impressive both inside and out, this is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists. Women artists seem to be greatly undervalued, with only 5% of art displayed in museums being by women. Here, you'll see more than 3,000 works--all by women. A free audio tour for special exhibits is available by cell phone. On the mezzanine, just off a grand staircase, a pleasant lunchroom operates weekdays in a spacious open area with arched windows.


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