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Who’s Afraid of the “Big Bad Wolf?”

Each year millions of dollars are spent as people purchase a calendar for the coming year. No doubt you too have browsed through the hundreds of calendars on display at your local mall – many with beautiful photos that we all wish we could personally capture. Old or young, everyone loves at least one type of animal, and for many the wolf stands strong at the top of their list – they’re majestic and feared, but captivating and mysterious. Over the years we’ve been drawn to beautiful images of wolves hanging in art store windows or being sold in calendars. Through the wonders of the internet we began to realize that so many of the beautiful images we loved were captured

Iconic Neuschwanstein Castle – An Inspiration For Fairy-Tales and Children’s Dreams

Touring one of the world’s most infamous castles Walt Disney built his empire around a beautiful castle, that castle was inspired by the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. Neuschwanstein Castle and the surrounding village of Schwangau are spectacular and quaint all at the same time. The splendour and grandeur of the castle paired with the rustic feel of the country-side with the distant sound of cow bells echoing through the valley – this truly is a place where fairy-tales are born. Neuschwanstein Castle (pronounced: Noysh-vine-stine) is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe, seeing more than 1.4 million visitors annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer, so depending on when you visit and try to book a tour, your wish may or may not be granted – so plan ahead!

Lighthouse,, Iain Shankland & Gail Shankland

Driving The Infamous California Highway 1 (San Francisco to Monterey)

While we previously had opportunity to visit California in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area, this time we were going to see an entirely different region of California – the Monterey Peninsula. Flying into Los Angeles would have meant a 6+ hour drive north via the freeway to Monterey. Flying into San Francisco and heading south, required only 2 hours 45 minutes according to Google Maps -that decision was easy; we’d fly into San Francisco and head south. First thing on our to-do list was to see the beautiful California coast that we see in the photographs and in the movies! We didn’t see it south of L.A., but it turns out the picturesque California coastline is actually between Los Angeles and San Francisco.