Tuesday Travelogue-January 9th

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Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Welcome to the ongoing series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our 145th week!

Each week (more or less), some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:

  

 to enjoy the ride"

"take a trip without even leaving the farm"

"expand your horizons"

"see through someone else's eyes"

  and hopefully much more!

 

The routine of posting Tuesday Travelogue weekly has waned somewhat, my apologies. So, it is "periodic" virtual travel, rather than weekly. Doesn't save you anymore money, but hopefully leaves you wanting more!! 

 

Random trips are the focus today. Hope that works for you!

 

One would think you are visiting some country estate in Europe, or a Parthenon knock-off, but this is The Hearst Castle. Joan Cox gives us a great tour of the place visually as well as a history of what took 28 years to construct. 

 

 

A completely DIFFERENT viewpoint from CA is brought to us by Jeff Dowler. Terramar Beach here we come! (I chose the most unusual photo, of the bunch that Jeff offers, which felt like an abstract painting....some great variety in this post). 

Colorful wall at Terramar Beach Carlsbad

 

Many of us draw solace from water and I happened to have loved the way Joe Pryor explains what refueling and empowerment he always gets from the ocean trips he takes. 

Sunrise, Sunset

 

 

With my buddy, Dick Greenberg suffering from a self-designated MIA plan, I decided it was high time to bring back at least one of his off-the-grid vacations. This one was a trip to the Amazon, and afterwards he fell in love with a camera that the guide was using, the Canon SX50, which he talked up (and got as a Christmas present) and I ended up getting one, as well as a few others in our ActiveRain community. You're missed, Dick! 

Owl Monkeys

*And because I just couldn't get enough, I've included his very cool video of his Amazonian Journey.

 

Please don't forget to comment on these blog posts and I hope that you enjoyed all of these virtual travels. 

 

Travellers in the Rain!

   

 

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Wow, some cool travel is going on here at AR. I am planning a trip now for later in the year...pictures to follow :)

Jan 09, 2018 07:59 AM #1
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Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
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One word: AMAZING!

Jan 09, 2018 07:59 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Gayle. This is a great week with these. The Amazon pictures remind me of my experiences too.

Jan 09, 2018 08:16 AM #3
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - I follow you and I don't think I have ever seen this before... - All I can say is this is great!  THANK YOU!

Jan 09, 2018 09:00 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Gayle,

What a nice array of spots, and I remember loving Dick's Amazon trip.  Glad you shared the images.  A

Jan 09, 2018 11:07 AM #5
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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These are all great...love Joe's philosophical beach walks. But agree with my friend above, Dick's Amazon trip was an amazing adventure - the photos were incredible. My Amazon trips involve free shipping... Lol.  D 

Jan 09, 2018 12:29 PM #6
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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Gayle, So cool.

Jan 09, 2018 01:53 PM #7
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty oh DO tell....where ya goin'??

Ann Nguyen the hunt for these is always such a pleasure...I'm simply the vessel that takes you there. 

Sheila Anderson gosh, you have been everywhere! How very much I live through you and your immense travel experience. Where to next??

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® so glad that you're coming along for the ride! Not as often as I used to do it, but hey, a short trip is still okay! 

 

 

Jan 09, 2018 05:40 PM #8
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I got lucky by making a general stab at the year and time of year that they went. Their Galapagos trip would have been a perfect one, too!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD OMG, I laughed out LOUD when I read your play on words! Soooo funny. Yeah, at least with our Amazon trips, we don't get bitten by a bunch of bugs (or see tarantulas that eat birds ).

 

Jan 09, 2018 05:55 PM #9
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - Thanks for keeping the journey of many here on AR alive and current. Yes! I miss Dick Greenberg a lot too. Tuesday Travelogue is a great place to visit for anyone needing a mini vacation.  

Jan 09, 2018 06:17 PM #10
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that I can take a beautiful trip every Tuesday, should I want to, haha.  I hope you are well my friend!

Jan 10, 2018 10:09 AM #11
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Gayle, thank you so much for including my travels in your weekly array of wonderful trips!  

Jan 10, 2018 02:09 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gayle as promised soon I will post a few you might consider worthy... since I did manage to have my friends here from Dublin, Ireland:)) on a side note I recognized Dick Greenberg  top left corner in the tree some photo:))Endre

Jan 10, 2018 10:39 PM #13
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Patricia Feager we ALL miss our Mr. G!!  To you and Brian England,

thanks for enjoying our trip this week! Join us again!

Joan Cox it was delightful finding this post of yours! Since there are certain folks who travel all of the time here, it's nice to change it up and offer variety.

Endre Barath, Jr. be sure and give me a heads up, as I'm not on here every day, don't want to miss it!

 

 

 

 

Jan 11, 2018 07:56 AM #14
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Nice selections, Gayle. I read the first two. Just finished reading the last two posts I missed.

Jan 11, 2018 06:34 PM #15
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Gayle

What a nice compliment to be included! And this was in the midst of all my pain before discovering I had appendicitis so I sorta missed it all...now catching up. Thank you!!

Jeff

Jan 12, 2018 10:19 PM #16
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your selection of blogs.

Have a lovely weekend.

Jan 13, 2018 10:16 AM #17
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Debbie Reynolds
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You have a long run in this series. Congrats on sticking with it and sharing some of the best travel photos out there.

Jan 15, 2018 03:57 PM #18
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