Category: TRAVEL

May 6, 2010

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

At first glance you might mistake a bell-mouth spillway for a watery vortex into another dimension. What can only be described as a giant hole in the water is actually a method for controlling the release of flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area. These spillways help prevent floods from ‘dam’-aging…

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Mar 9, 2010

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

PREIKESTOLEN aka PREACHER’S PULPIT aka PULPIT ROCK Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen in Norwegian, is one of the area’s most popular and tourist attractions. This natural rock formation with a 25 meter squared (82 ft x 82 ft) plateau stands 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the sea. Thousands of tourists visit the Rock every…

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Jan 25, 2010

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Photograph by Doyle Sails If you have an affinity for yachting and $100+ million in disposable income, the Maltese Falcon is all you. Should your preference lean towards a modest one week rental of the mega-yacht, it should only set you back about $600,000. For the rest of us aspiring mega-yacht owners that may…

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Dec 8, 2009

The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Croatia

The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Croatia

Photograph by Jack Brauer All of the Croatian people I have met through my years have always talked about the natural beauty of their homeland. I always nodded in agreement because it struck me that most people shared the same sentiment, regardless of their origin. This says to me, that natural beauty and splendor…

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