• Spain
  • Bosque de Los Tilos, La Palma

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    This beautiful forested ravine on the northern side of La Palma shows off a variety of massive ferns, old, tall trees, ravines and waterfalls. What I didn’t know was that the path to see the waterfalls is a fairly difficult 8 hour walk (and involves a taxi to complete the route). Unfortunately daylight hours didn’t allow for […]

  • Spain
  • Dragon Trees, La Palma

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    The Canary Island Dragon Trees, Dracaena draco, are native to the islands as well parts of Africa and the Azores. They are strange and beautiful things. The biggest and oldest living “drago” as the locals call them, is about 300 years old and can be found in northwest Tenerife. SEE The dragon trees grow slowly and often stand […]

  • Exploring Ireland
  • The Burren

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    “Of this barony it is said that it is a country where there is not water enough to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury them.” – Officer Ludlow The Irish Gaelic word for this unusual landscape in County Clare is Boireann, “great rock”.  It’s about 250 square kilometres of limestone […]