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California is home to the highest and lowest points in the country, as well as the largest tourist destination. California offers beautiful diversity and ecosystems! From the mountains to the valleys, from the deserts to the sea, it truly is the Golden State, from the Monterey Bay Peninsula & Aquarium, to Pebble Beach & Carmela and from the vineyards to the huge Redwood trees of Muir Woods, the tallest of which stands at 258 feet. Take a visit to the Hearst Castle & drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. I'm sure you will leave your heart in San Francisco, as well as many of the other magnificent places in California.
Did you know that the doors of the Grace Cathedral on Knob Hill are replicas of the Baptistry Doors in Florence? Did you know the history of California, as well as the United Nations, is memorialized on the walls of the Cathedral? If you want a great photo of San Francisco, go across the Golden Gate bridge, and pull off in the parking lot on the other side. Fabulous views of the bridge, San Francisco, and Alcatraz!
I've been to France more than 30 times, and because my best friend lives there, I've got Insider tips that are truly local. I'll debunk myths about how the French perceive Americans and have you calling it your second home in no time. After all, what's not to love about the unhurried quality of the French way of life, devoid of calorie counters and filled instead with delectable wine and cuisine? Experience the country's flavors for yourself at invitation-only culinary festivals-I've got the inside scoop. With my guidance, you can visit ruins that few tourists even know exist or climb to one of the most spectacular locales for viewing Paris in all its glory. Photo buffs will love the postcard-perfect opportunities waiting around every corner and no one can resist the colorful landscapes of Provence that once charmed the likes Cezanne and Van Gogh. All this is only a small fraction of the wonders that await you-just contact me today to discover how much about France there is to love.
Ask me where to find the award-winning fromagerie and patisserie in Paris so you can see for yourself why each holds the honor.
Hawaii is my favorite state; the locals are exceedingly welcoming, and from the first time I set foot on the islands in 1977, it was love at first sight. I'm not only a Destination Specialist certified by the Hawaiian Tourist Board, I was also selected out of 400 applicants to attend the Hawaii Travel Exchange in 2013. If you're seeking adventure and romance, I've got just the ticket: how about a helicopter flight to the picturesque waterfalls made famous in the movies, or a sunset dinner cruise in your own private catamaran? Spend the morning exploring sea caves, followed by a hike through the rainforest and a tasty picnic in the fern grotto; I'll show you all the glories of paradise and remind you to bring your hat and sunscreen! During my 30 plus years in the industry, I've received dozens upon dozens of letters from clients thanking me for making their vacation dreams come true. Call or email me today and give me the chance to make you as happy as I made them.
Visit Mauna Kea, the highest point in Hawaii and home to a famous astronomical observatory.
A native Floridian, I've traveled and lived throughout the state. Florida has so much to see and do! 663 miles of beautiful white sand beaches to surf, play and camp on. We are home to St. Augustine, the oldest city in America & The Fountain of Youth! Cape Canaveral is home to America's Space Program. Visit the mysterious Coral Castle, built by just 1 man. Swim in Venetian Pool, the only fresh water spring swimming pool, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stay at the Biltmore hotel, where Johnny Weissmuller was the lifeguard before his roll as Tarzan! Visit Vizcaya, an Italian Villa built on the sea with formal gardens. See the Versace Mansion, while exploring the Art Deco district of South Beach. You will want to come back again and again, so you don't miss anything!
Take an airboat ride in the Everglades, and see where the Native Americans used to live. The Everglades is a 1.5-million acre wetlands preserve, home to many rare birds, plants, and other living species. Dive in the Keys, and see the Christ statue on the ocean floor. See Cape Canaveral where we operate our Space Program.
We have a new national Park! The New River Gorge is as old as the Appalachians. This is the only park where you can base jump and hunt. Just a day's drive from most of the Continental USA. Our National Parks run from the wetlands of the Everglades to the canyons and volcanoes of Hawaii! 423 spectacular parks to explore and enjoy! Each with their own unique qualities and attractions. National Parks are America's best Idea! Start checking them off your list, as you explore them all.
Yellowstone was born on March 1, 1872, making it our first National Park! It's a geothermal park full of hot springs and mud pots. A true sight to see! You can go tubing in the river, which is fed by the hot springs. See buffalo, elk, wolves, and Old Faithful! The National Parks consist of approximately 52.2 million acres. There are so many beautiful parks to explore! What are you waiting for?
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