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Oh, the places we’ve been: Giants share their favorite travel destinations

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday, we invite you to take a tour of the world through the eyes (and lenses) of some of our Giant Squid lensmasters. We received each of the following in response to our weekly Giant Squid Storyteller quest.  The topic was “favorite travel destinations”.  I can’t stress enough that they appear in no particular order.  Each of these lenses equally deserve the top spot.  Enjoy!

Scotland Tours and Scotland Vacations

1. Scotland Tours and Scotland Vacations

Hi as the United Kingdom Travel Contributor on Squidoo I am spoiled for choice when it comes to places to visit however I can honestly say that Scotland is my absolute favorite destination. Apart from its astonishing beauty I have very personal reasons for…

Vivre le France

2. Vivre le France

And maybe I can’t say that since I married a Frenchman and we visit his Family at least once a year. Having a native to hang out with could color my opinion some. But I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the countryside, the history, and the f…

Charleston South Carolina Fun

3. Charleston South Carolina Fun

We’re lucky enough to have family living in Charleston. My wife’s mother, brother, and sister live there so it gives us a reason to visit. If we didn’t have family living there I don’t know if we would have ever thought to vacation ther…

Flagstaff - Hub for Scenic Beauty

4. Flagstaff – Hub for Scenic Beauty

Hop, skip, or jump to many different scenic wonders, from Flagstaff, Arizona. You might say it is a sleepy little college town, but it’s close to everything you might want to see if you like scenic locations. The college population probably causes the…

Exploring London Through Blue Plaques

5. Exploring London Through Blue Plaques

You can’t stroll very far in Central London without spotting a Blue Plaque on the wall. It’s easy to walk on by, but take a second to have a look up at the Blue Plaques and you’ll learn plenty of history and add some fun to your visit. The B…

When Going Home Means Finding It Gone

6. When Going Home Means Finding It Gone

I had only a few hours to spare, going home just a few days for the funeral. In the morning, after breakfast, I got in behind the wheel, my Flip video recorder in my pocket with the sole purpose of taking a look again for the first time in forty years and…

Myth and Faith Come to Life at Ise Grand Shrine

7. Myth and Faith Come to Life at Ise Grand Shrine

The gravel crunched under my feet and cleanest, purest air filled my lungs, I made it at last to the shrine of shrines: Ise Jingu or Ise Grand Shrine. My anticipation before this experience was overcome only by the peace I felt at the end of the day. Ise G…

Cemeteries

8. Cemeteries

My favorite ‘go to’ place is the cemetery. Any cemetery. As for my favorites, I am torn between two cemeteries. One is the Bay Fortune cemetery in Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island. The other is the People’s Cemetery in Crapaud, Prince Edwar…

Ancient Places and Sacred Spaces

9. Ancient Places and Sacred Spaces

My Sweetling and I had always wanted to travel to Israel and that dream became a reality for us in 2010 and again in 2012. The first time we went was in the fall and the second time around it was spring. Each time was as unique as the first and I would go…

Terrific Toronto

10. Terrific Toronto

I’ve been to Toronto 4 times, over 10 or 15 years. I think the first was around June 1996, the 2nd I think I went was ’98 the 3rd I forget what year it was 2001 & 2006 the last so far. The first time I ever went Mom and I were supposed to go…

That Amazing Life Lesson on a Brewery Trip To Old Amsterdam

11. That Amazing Life Lesson on a Brewery Trip To Old Amsterdam

I am travelling back in time again with this lens, to bring you all yet another slice of life when I was young and fancy free, and when the world- wide web was not even a twinkle in someone’s eye. It is summer, 1975, and I am not long since arrived RA…

Yosemite - my favorite vacation spot

12. Yosemite – my favorite vacation spot

I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know about Yosemite. We camped there when I was small. We stayed in the housekeeping cabins as teens. I camped there with my children and stayed in the housekeeping cabins too. My husband and I have camped th…

My Cameron Highlands Highlights

13. My Cameron Highlands Highlights

Situated somewhere near the centre of Malaysia, high in the Titiwangsa mountains are the Cameron Highlands. Situated at up to 1500 metres above sea level they were developed during colonial days, offering a cool respite from the heat and humidity of this t…

Adventures in Paradise - My Visit to Honolulu in 2013

14. Adventures in Paradise – My Visit to Honolulu in 2013

Every year I pack up my suitcase to fly to my second home – the place where childhood memories were made and where most of what I call comfort food can be found. That place is called Honolulu. Honolulu is the state capital of Hawaii and is the most populat…

3 Big Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

15. 3 Big Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Yens’ might as well know it now – I’M a Pittsburgher! When my husband, daughters and I come to Pittsburgh, we come to visit family. That alone is a pleasant, loving and sometimes crazy time! But one summer, I think it was 2006, we all decided to…

A Visit to the Vanderbilts - An Original Tale Set at Biltmore Estate

16. A Visit to the Vanderbilts – An Original Tale Set at Biltmore Estate

Visit Biltmore House and Gardens through the memories of an imaginary pair of teenagers who visited in 1905. Not only do they give vivid descriptions of the estate, they also encounters a bit of a mystery. Enjoy! The night in July 1905 was warm and damp as…

San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Strategies for a Great Day

17. San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Strategies for a Great Day

I love the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Excuse me, the ‘San Diego Zoo Safari Park’. (They changed the name in 2010, but I keep forgetting. ) The Safari Park is located in Escondito- 40 miles away from the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, which has th…

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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    I can see I’ve got some fun reading to do (and virtual travel). Congrats to all who are featured here.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    I can see I’ve got some fun reading to do (and virtual travel). Congrats to all who are featured here.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tonyleather tonyleather

    Thanks for including my Amsterdam Lens!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/trevorjb1406 trevorjb1406

    Interesting lenses!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/trevorjb1406 trevorjb1406

    Interesting lenses!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/amay0324 amay0324

    Nice read great lens

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/amay0324 amay0324

    Nice read great lens

  • http://www.portable-batteries.fr/ adaptateur ac

    great post great sharing

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aredey aredey

    i love travering ,espercilly see thoese beauty place .

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