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The Accidental Adventurer – China, London, Bonaire

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine Join us on a journey that takes us to a tropical island to cobblestone streets and a few places in between, this week on The Chatting Compass we speak to Liz Wegerer about her three favorite places she has visited in the world. When Liz contacted ScaleSimple with a interest in sharing her knowledge and her adventures with The Chatting Compass readers, we jumped at the opportunity. So come along, lets gain some new perspectives on some very interesting places and hear of…

Exploring Belgium

One small country with one enormous story. A history steeped in red, bearing witness to war throughout the centuries. Somewhat frozen in medieval time, reminding the world of days that helped build our modern doorsteps. For the current world, Belgium has brought us such cultural delights as the Belgian waffle, Belgian beer and my personal favorite Belgian chocolate. I am excited to announce that I will be adventuring to Belgium in May of this year. Belgium holds a personal connection of its own to my country and province, being a place where grandfathers have perished and battled not so long…

Travel Barbados

Welcome to paradise! Where the water is warm, the sky is blue and where the greenery is lush with tropical beauty. Barbados! A beautiful island situated in the western area of the North Atlantic, and despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Inhabited by Kalingo people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century.  An English ship arrived in Barbados in 1625 then taking ownership of the…

Miami, USA

Located on the southeastern coast of America in the state of Florida is the richest city in America, according to a study done in 2009 by USB. It is also a city considered a major leader in commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.  At its best, it offers a rare multicultural experience, with Latin and Caribbean tongues, international cuisines and cultural events all against a beautiful beach backdrop. But what else does this major American city have to offer besides, fashion, beaches, entertainment, and culture? Well, what more could you really want? And what exactly would it…

Travel Romania

Oh, Romania! Setting for Bram Stockers majestically famous Dracula. The archetypal vampire Count Dracula, created by Bram Stoker, was inspired by the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler because he was rather fond of impaling his enemies and standing them along the roads. Sounds like a swell guy! But there is so much more to Romania than Vlad Tepes and spooky vampire castles. Brascov the capital of Romania is also home to  The Black Church which has the largest organ in Europe, with 4000 tubes. You can also find in Brascov the largest Gothic church between…

Michigan, USA

  The first Europeans to explore Michigan did so in the year 1620. And long story short… From there Michigan was passed from French ownership over to Britain’s and then fought over some more during and after the American Revolution. In the year 1805, the state of Michigan was named and established and that it has remained. Known for Henry Ford setting up his first automobile shop in Detroit, Michigan’s capital and then General Motors being founded in Flint. Michigan was also of huge importance during World War I and World War II, in helping…

The Phillippines

  Located in the southeast of Asia lives a cluster of islands known as the Philippines… 7,107 islands and islets to be exact. It has a total land area of 300,000 square kilometers surrounded by the Philippine sea to the east, the Celebes Sea to the south, and the South China Sea to the north and the west. The Philippines cultural diversity emerged hundred years ago shared by the Malays, Spanish, and Americans. Long time affiliation with the West made the Philippines the fourth most populous English speaking country and the only predominant Christians in Asia. A…

Spain – Pobra do Caraminal

Spain, a dream travel destination for me.The culture, food, people and history of Spain has always illuminated my mind. It fascinates me, swallows me up and takes my imagination for a prisoner. One day I wish to discover this culturally rich countries secrets for myself. To walk its colorful streets, lounge on the sandy beaches and dip my feet into the Mediterranean sea. I wish to see the passion unfold as people dance flamenco, I wish to taste the spices of the country. What a wonderful place to visit.   Spain is a place bountiful with culture and history…

Bloggers Wanted – New Adventure Series

I wish to travel the world, to see all of its beauty. I wish to meet all of the people, hear their stories, their opinions. I wish to search for the positive notions in every corner, the mundane routines, the cultural curiosities.   ScaleSimple has a very exciting new project underway and I am looking to you the blogging community to take part. What is it you ask? A new project to ScaleSimple that will consist of an interview post from a different blogger each week. The goal is to explore opinions and perspectives from people around the world. Along…