Genuine Journeys http://genuinejourneys.net Just another WordPress site Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:04:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Photo Friday: Grand Canyon Vista from Shoshone Point http://genuinejourneys.net/grand-canyon-vista-shoshone-point/ http://genuinejourneys.net/grand-canyon-vista-shoshone-point/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:04:32 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=1675   It is certainly a WOW experience the first time you see the Grand Canyon. Sadly, at most viewpoints you have to jostle for views with hundreds of tourists. But there is another way. I took this spectacular vista for Photo Friday from a ‘secret’ lookout at Shoshone Point, which actually is not too far […]

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Twelve Great Bordeaux Chateaux to visit: wine, food, art and more http://genuinejourneys.net/twelve-great-bordeaux-chateaux-to-visit-wine-food-art-and-more/ http://genuinejourneys.net/twelve-great-bordeaux-chateaux-to-visit-wine-food-art-and-more/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:14:49 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=3043 Wine touring in Bordeaux is a bit more formal than in the New World. You don’t just rock on up for a tasting and maybe an alfresco lunch. You generally have to make an appointment (which can often be done on-line) and wine tasting will include a winery tour.  But Bordeaux is certainly jumping on […]

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New York’s Greenwich Hotel offers Ultimate Downtown Chic http://genuinejourneys.net/new-yorks-greenwich-hotel-offers-ultimate-downtown-chic/ http://genuinejourneys.net/new-yorks-greenwich-hotel-offers-ultimate-downtown-chic/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:32:17 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=3137 The Greenwich Hotel is a delightful Downtown New York boutique hotel in the heart of a cool entertainment hub in TriBeca. It is owned by New York actor Robert de Niro and other partners who also own Locande Verde, Nobu and the TriBeca Bar and Grill all on the same hipster block. It is a […]

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Six of Melbourne’s Coolest Bars http://genuinejourneys.net/melbournes-best-bars/ http://genuinejourneys.net/melbournes-best-bars/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:00:06 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=1027 Baby, it’s hot out there. As Melbourne struggles with soaring summer temperatures, the city’s many cool bars are some of the best places to hang out. You may have to search for them down tiny laneways or on the city’s rooftops, but that is all part of the Melbourne appeal. Here is a selection to […]

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Insider’s Guide to Shopping Paris’ Left Bank http://genuinejourneys.net/insiders-guide-shopping-left-bank-paris/ http://genuinejourneys.net/insiders-guide-shopping-left-bank-paris/#comments Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:00:38 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=1007 Shopping in Paris…ah yes, we all swoon with fantasies of Yves St.-Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Dior, and Givenchy. Yet eminently more satisfying…and brag worthy…is to discover Parisian designers whose gorgeous boutiques are tucked away in the fashionable chic side streets of Paris’ arty Left Bank. Sally forth into the narrow streets of the uber chic […]

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The Australian Open Tennis: The Laid-back and Fun Grand Slam http://genuinejourneys.net/the-australian-open-tennis-the-laid-back-and-fun-grand-slam/ http://genuinejourneys.net/the-australian-open-tennis-the-laid-back-and-fun-grand-slam/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:00:37 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=1078 The Australian Open, in Melbourne, sizzles in January…literally and metaphorically.  It is often called the People’s Open because the grounds passes are affordable, its outer courts have a fun family atmosphere and loads of people from the Northern Hemisphere come Down Under to escape the northern winter and bask in the sunshine. To get you […]

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A Guide to Telluride: North America’s Coolest Ski Resort http://genuinejourneys.net/guide-telluride-north-americas-coolest-winter-resort/ http://genuinejourneys.net/guide-telluride-north-americas-coolest-winter-resort/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:01:58 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=1139 Tucked away at the end of a box canyon in Southern Colorado, Telluride – or “to Hell You Ride” – is drop-dead gorgeous and has a terrific personality to boot. Telluride is not just a spectacular ski resort surrounded by four 14,000 foot peaks (Colorado’s famed ‘fourteeners’), it is also an old silver mining town […]

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Six of Australia’s Best Beaches http://genuinejourneys.net/australias-best-beaches/ http://genuinejourneys.net/australias-best-beaches/#comments Sun, 01 Jan 2017 17:12:54 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=1352 Around the world’s largest island, life is a beach. Actually about 12,000 beaches and not just any old beaches.  Australia has some of the world’s best with fine quartz sand created from its ancient granite rocks and pulverized shells. Its clean oceans are renowned for rolling surf, the envy of board riders around the world, […]

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Photo Friday: Sega Dancers on the Beach in Mauritius http://genuinejourneys.net/photo-friday-sega-dancers-on-the-beach-in-mauritius/ http://genuinejourneys.net/photo-friday-sega-dancers-on-the-beach-in-mauritius/#comments Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:00:48 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=1801   I took this photo of Sega dancers on the beach at a small island off Grande Baie in the Northeast of Mauritius. It was a special event for international journalists as part of the annual Kreol Festival of music and dance in December. Sega Dancing forms a strong part of Mauritian national identity and […]

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The Best Oahu Adventures Outside of Waikiki http://genuinejourneys.net/the-best-oahu-adventures-outside-of-waikiki/ http://genuinejourneys.net/the-best-oahu-adventures-outside-of-waikiki/#comments Sun, 11 Dec 2016 23:51:14 +0000 http://genuinejourneys.net/?p=2324 Oahu is Hawaii’s most visited island and it has so much more to offer than the high-rise resorts of Waikiki along the island’s south coast. Sure the big winter waves on Oahu’s North Shore have a huge reputation in the professional surfing world but there are also many and varied outdoor experiences all over the island […]

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