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The Enchanted Forest Theme Park of Oregon

The Enchanted Forest Theme Park of Oregon

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I cannot count the number of times I’ve driven by The Enchanted Forest theme park – just south of Portland next to Interstate 5 – it’s a roadside attraction that has called out to me for my entire life…The theme park, built…

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Cross Dressing Vagabond – Isabelle Eberhardt

Cross Dressing Vagabond – Isabelle Eberhardt

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Traveling the world used to be a game that only the men played, but as in all fields, brave pioneers broke out of the Victorian conception of women as meek and mild and showed that even the hardest travel makes no distinction among the sexes. Isabelle Eberhardt was one of these extraordinary feminist vagabonds.

John Steinbeck – California Vagabond

John Steinbeck – California Vagabond

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Steinbeck wrote of pirates, hobos, Mexican revolutionaries, drunkards, knights, kings, farmers and other unsavory types that have been described by the world as vagabonds. He was accused of being a communist by the right and a ‘hawk’ by the left – one thing for certain – He was a genius and a vagabond himself.

The Glaoui (Glaoua) Palace in Fes, Morocco

The Glaoui (Glaoua) Palace in Fes, Morocco

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It’s not as well kept as the Batha Museum, not as grand and glorious as the Karaouyine Mosque, not as stinky or touristic as the famous Fez tanneries, but there is something truly awe inspiring in this famous, decrepit but still beautiful house.

Fire on the Mountain – Visiting the Ancient Chimera in Olympos, Turkey

Fire on the Mountain – Visiting the Ancient Chimera in Olympos, Turkey

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The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon, with the help of Pegasus, at the command of King Iobates of Lycia. Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath.

Sevilla – The Flower of Spanish Beauty and Culture

Sevilla – The Flower of Spanish Beauty and Culture

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Seville, Spain is incredibly beautiful. I’m very happy to be here even though finding a place to stay seems to be a bit of a challenge. If I had the money, I would stay in a beautiful Seville hotel or vacation rental, but this trip, my budget is set.