Once upon a time back in the year 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon traveled by ship to St. Augustine. After having his fill there, yet thirsting for more as explorers often do, he sailed even further southbound down the dreamy blue waters of the Floridian coast. In the midst of his journeys, he happened upon a lush and undiscovered estuary, later to be named Biscayne Bay. Today this area remains just as desirable to tourists and visitors alike as it was then, and is, in fact, the proud home to Vizcaya, one of the grandest Estates in America.
Puerto Rico, endearingly referred to as The Island of Enchantment”, has been alled as such for many good reasons. ne in particular is its national mascot, imply a local species of small tree frog, he enchantment part likely being the sound it produces “KO-KEE”, often amiliar song throughout the night. If you ou will likely hear the Coqui sooner or later, and while you’re at it, why not check out the points of interest in Puerto Rico, including the National landmarks and unique places to see and things to do. Perhaps you’ll find in these offerings, further reason to coin Puerto Rico as the “Island of Enchantment” too.
Best known for her soulful singing and songs like “Where the Boys Are,” “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” and “Stupid Cupid,” Connie Francis got her start at age 3, beginning with taking accordion lessons. The road was rocky … but she got her big break on January 1, 1958 when Dick Clark played her song “Who’s Sorry Now” on American Bandstand.
Most people have had this feeling of familiarity at some point in their lives. This is what we know as a Déjà vu. But what does it mean? I was about to find out as a trip to Egypt brought me not only half way around the world, but 3,000 years into the past.
After my unusual experience while visiting Egypt (DUO, Fall 2008) I was eager to continue exploring culturally rich countries with a long ancient past. It was with this in mind that I planned my trip to China. I had no idea this visit would be life-changing.