Monthly Archives: December 2020

St. Petersburg, Russia: Peterhof Palace, Luxury Beyond Imagination

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I am traveling to the Baltic Sea as a cruise ship lecturer aboard the Nautica, part of the Oceania Cruise Line. As part of my lecturer gig, I am accompanying a tour to Peterhof Palace, … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg, Russia: A New Outlook with Old Trappings

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I am looking forward to St. Petersburg, our second stop on a Baltic Sea cruise on board the Nautica, a small cruise ship that is part of the Oceania Line. I am the cruise ship … Continue reading

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Estonia: A Small Country but Big in Culture, History, and Natural Beauty pt. 3

By Dr. Denise R. Ames My one day stop in Estonia is not nearly enough time to see everything I want, but at least I am able to visit the Old Town section of Tallinn, the capital and largest city … Continue reading

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Estonia: A Small Country but Big in Culture, History, and Natural Beauty, pt. 2

By Dr. Denise R. Ames My one day stop in Estonia is not nearly enough time to see everything I want, but at least I am able to visit the Old Town section of Tallinn, the capital and largest city … Continue reading

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Estonia: A Small Country but Big in Culture, History, and Natural Beauty, pt. 1

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I peek out my window and see the gray light of dawn enveloping the calm harbor of Tallinn, Estonia. It is a good sign. After a night of some turbulence at sea, feeling stationary is … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Nature Center: Lessons from Nature

by Dr. Denise R. Ames One of my favorite places to visit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, my hometown, is the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Comfortably nestled alongside the Rio Grande that slices its way through the center of … Continue reading

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