Author Archives: jewelsworldtravels

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.

Anniversary Travel

Happy anniversary to my husband! Dave and I married October 2, 2001 on the beach on Kauai. And we have taken many fantastic trips since then – on or near our anniversary . Right now we are on another once … Continue reading

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Bali: Lempuyang Temple – Heaven’s Gate

Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang is a Balinese Hindu temple on Lempuyang mountain, and faces Mount Agung – Bali’s largest peak, and recently active volcano. But this temple is most famous for the split gates where people wait for hours to … Continue reading

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Bali’s Kuta Beach

I checked off another bucket list destination that was made possible because I am living in Asia. DH didn’t want to go because Bali has had some incidents in the past few years- volcanic eruption, earthquake/tsunami. I wasn’t worried, plus, … Continue reading

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Arches National Park

The United States has 61 national parks. How many have you been to? I’ve been to 14, which probably means I need to start a new bucket list and prioritize hiking, biking, and kayaking through more of our beautiful parks. … Continue reading

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The Great Wall

The Great Wall is another major bucket list experience. I remember several years ago talking to a friend about visiting China. I recall that I said something like, “China isn’t on the top of my list, but I would like … Continue reading

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Angkor Wat

I spent a hot and exhausting day visiting seven (7) temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We started with Angkor Wat, one of the most popular in the region, and one of the largest religious monuments in the world. Angkor Wat … Continue reading

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MORI Digital Art Museum

The “borderless” digital art museum in Tokyo is fantastic! I had seen pictures, but didn’t know what to expect, and like many other places I’ve been- the pictures serve as a nice part of the memory of the experience, but … Continue reading

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Shanghai Botanical Garden

Shanghai has amazing views. And a decent amount of green space, considering it is a vertical city with the largest population in the world. But I think the prettiest place in Shanghai is the botanical garden – especially when so … Continue reading

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Part of my time on Phuket was spent at the Green Elephant Sanctuary. This is an ethical retirement home for elephants. They aren’t chained up, and you don’t ride them. We started by feeding them. They eat all day long! … Continue reading

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Phuket – Pearl of Andaman Sea

I haven’t done many beach vacations, and my week on Phuket was one of my favorites. We stayed at a lovely resort that had its own beach. But I spent most of my time in the infinity pool. I like … Continue reading

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