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About jewelsworldtravels

I want to see the world! I am armed with the book "1,000 places to see before you die" and I am having a great time. I am also a dog lover and theatre snob.

Tokyo

Originally posted on Minnesota to Shanghai:
I traveled to Japan for the first time in July 2005. It was one of our best family vacations, and such a favorite that we always planned to return. Hiroshima 2005 We planned our…

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Yellowstone National Park

There are only a few other places on this planet that has geo-thermal activity similar to Yellowstone. And this is one of only a few “super” volcanoes, and that means that if it blows then most of the US population … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole

I sent this photo to DH, and he thought I downloaded it from the internet. He didn’t believe I found snow in June. We rode the tram to the “top of the world.” It was fun to listen to my … Continue reading

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Mount Rushmore

I am amazed that someone came up with the idea to carve faces in rock. I am amazed that someone decided to carve four presidents’ faces in Mt Rushmore. I am amazed that four huge faces were actually carved into … Continue reading

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Badlands

I have lived most of my life in Minnesota. South Dakota is my neighbor to the southwest. Today is the second time in my life where I have traveled to SD. I was about 6 the first time. Dad doesn’t … Continue reading

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Exciting News

I am leaving my job in two weeks, and will be traveling the world for the next 1 and 1/2 years. (Translation: DH took an expat assignment in Shanghai.) I am moving to Shanghai at the end of June, and … Continue reading

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The Bund – Shanghai

The list of “must see” places in Shanghai is short. The Bund is one of two places listed for Shanghai, China in “the book.” It might be the most photogenic place in Shanghai. I arrived at sunset, which was lovely; … Continue reading

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