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 – Australia

Far from the familiarity of home, exotic lands beckon with sights, sounds, and sensations that defy imagination.  Down under in Australia, the horizons are broad, the experiences grand, and the natives are friendly!  Physically, Australia is as large as the United States, so it takes a bit of planning to see the key areas. Cruises…

A Different Kind of Theme Park

Have you ever driven by where something new is being built?  First thought…probably another gas station.  Of course, if you are on I-4 new construction could be just about anything with all the theme parks in the area. Curiosity finally got the better of Greg and me.  We made plans with Sandy and Barry Radawiec…

Destination – Australia

Far from the familiarity of home, exotic lands beckon with sights, sounds, and sensations that defy imagination.  Down under in Australia, the horizons are broad, the experiences grand, and the natives are friendly!  Physically, Australia is as large as the United States, so it takes a bit of planning to see the key areas. Cruises…

Destination – Greece

Want to take my selected memory tour of Greece?  Not just the incredible “big” cities like Athens, but the small roads to a different time?  I’ve been fortunate to visit this incredible country five or six times in my life and have experienced the changes that occurred since my first trip in 1971. Athens:  The…

Destination – San Francisco CA

Have you ever stood on a hill in San Francisco contemplating the beauty and serenity of the Golden Gate Bridge?  This is a city that calls to you to return because there are so many dimensions to explore.  I’ll touch on a few of my favorites in no particular order. Golden Gate Bridge: The Frommer’s…

Destination – Lady Lake, Florida

Its October and my chance to scare you with the story of The Haunting of Rolling Acres Road. Its our Florida. Rolling Acres Road crosses highway 441 in Lady Lake, and if you turn East on it, you will be disappointed. It runs through a populated area of ordinary residences and businesses-nothing weird at all. …

Destination – Savannah Georgia

Savannah, a coastal Georgia city, is a charming Southern escape where period architecture, art, trendy boutiques and ghost stories, manufactured parks, horse-drawn carriages, cobblestoned squares are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. Oh, and the oak trees, of course you’d think of the magnificent oak trees. Savannah is a place where cuisine comes straight from…

Destination – Italy

DESTINATION:  ITALY What pictures come to mind when someone mentions Italy: a gondola in Venice; the Leaning Tower in Pisa; the Coliseum in Rome?  Do you smell the pasta gravy cooking? Ahh, the vino. I had a charming lunch in this cozy, little spot.   Few countries have as much to offer as Italy (Italia),…

Strange Lights at Night

Oviedo LightsNot far from Orlando, actually sort of between Orlando and Sanford, there’s been claim of a ghost light that chases cars.  Some witnesses reported lights that look like the headlights of a car that come down the road and then just stop and hang in midair.   These lights seem to favor the warmer…