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New Zealand Is On Sale

New Zealand Is on Sale

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00:00 am

Have you heard about a magical place comprised of two main islands and several smaller islands that are culturally and linguistically part of Polynesia? 

The land area totals 103,738 square miles (a bit larger than the United Kingdom).  The climate compares closely to that of Italy.  Due to its long isolation from the rest of the world it has extraordinary flora and fauna

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Cruise to Belize: Untouched Natural Beauty

Belize: Untouched Natural Beauty

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

Who wants to swim in crystalline waters bordered by miles of white unspoiled beaches backed by tropical rain forests?  With English as the official language, a land mass only slightly larger than Massachusetts, and a population of 250,000, Belize is rich in natural wonders and a perfect escape from the crowds.

A combination of natural factors—climate, the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (185 miles long), numerous islands, excellent fishing, safe waters for boating, jungle wildlife, and Mayan ruins—make Belize a travelers paradise. 

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Jamaica: Paradise on Earth

Jamaica: Paradise on Earth

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

We’ve all heard “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, but don’t you prefer “What happens in Jamaica never happened at all?”

Christopher Columbus stumbled upon Jamaica in 1494 landing in Dry Harbour (now appropriately called Discovery Bay) and claimed the island for Spain.  The island was a Spanish colony (called Santiago) for the next 146 years.

In 1655 English Admiral Penn (the father of William Penn of Pennsylvania) and General Robert Venables seized the island.  For the next 200 years the British West Indies Crown Colony of Jamaica was one of the world’s leading sugar exporting nations and produced over 77,000 tons of sugar annually.  This feat could not have been accomplished without the massive importation of black African slaves. 

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Normandy Travel

Normandy

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm

In the grainy old film clip a reporter was asking a fresh faced young soldier what he was thinking about just before he jumped from the aircraft during the Normandy invasion.  He replied as I expected, “I was praying”.   It was the words of his prayer that were unexpected. 

What would you pray?  I know I would be begging God to spare my life, to send me home safe and sound, to spare the lives of my fellow soldiers.

This young man, who should have been in his freshman year at college, told the reporter he prayed “God, give me courage”.  Over and over again he sent up the request for courage.

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