Destinations

The TWRTimes is pleased to bring you Mary Lee Cipriano. Mary Lee is going to take us traveling around the world. Let’s go meet her. By way of introduction, I owned a travel agency based outside of Philadelphia PA for twenty five years, and have been fortunate to travel quite a bit. Through this series of articles, I will tell about some of my favorite places in the world and at times will challenge you to know “Where in the World is Mary Lee?”

Destination – The Galapagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean west of Ecuador.  The population is approximately 25,000 Spanish speaking people. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species unique to the island and were studied by Charles Darwin.   His observations and…

OH-IO

I found myself in Columbus Ohio while visiting my daughter, Christy, and her family.  I thought it was a good time to learn something about this fair city. Did you know that Columbus, named for Christopher Columbus, is the 14th largest city in the US (I didn’t know that!) with a population of about 860,000.…

Destination – Longwood Florida*

Toad InvasionIt was a dark and stormy night.  On the morning of May 25, 1982, residents of Longwood Florida woke to find millions of toads had invaded their neighborhood overnight. One resident spoke to TV reporters described the scene as “…tons of toads that apparently came from nowhere.” The toad invasion was confined to only…

Destination – Spook Hill

Backwards Hill in Lake Wales!Illusions – Delusions – And Fun! Spook Hill is a gravity defying hill in the city of Lake Wales!  You can park your car at the bottom and it will roll uphill!  It’s such a popular spot for curiosity seekers that the city has put up little brown directional signs all…

Destination – La Paz, Mexico

Mexican ParadiseLa Paz (meaning peace, in Spanish) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center.  It has the climate of a desert and averages over 340 days of sunshine annually.  Yeehaw!  It’s typically dry, warm and sunny with a year around average of between 75…

Destination – Ireland

When Irish Eyes Are Smilin’….Have you ever been to Dublin? No, not Dublin OH, PA, GA or any of the other six Dublins in the USA. The one, the only, Dublin, Ireland! You want to experience all the best parts of a European city, but you’re looking for something more off-beat than Paris or London.…

Destination – Scranton PA

Have You Ever Been Down Inside a Coal Mine?Destination – Scranton PA Spending a week in Scranton at my son’s house is definitely a unique experience. Especially since he’s not even here!  What kind of visit is this?  LOL In preparation for our week’s cruise to Bermuda (a working trip for me), I flew to…

Destination – Jersey Shore

♫ On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City ♫Its that time of year again!!!!  I’m goin’ down da shore.  I already have my reservations made for Sea Isle City, NJ, for a week of sun, sand and surf at the Jersey shore with my children and grandchildren.  Have you ever been there?  I’m from Philly, well,…