Welcome to Neal & Julie's Travel Page
This page serves three basic purposes: first, to tell travelers coming
to the Baltimore-Washington area some of the sights and activities available
here, second, to tell all readers what places we've traveled to and something
about those places, and third to supply some links to travel-related sites
on the WWW.
This page is still under construction...
Sights in the Baltimore-Washington Area
Baltimore is a very good city for tourists, and Washington DC is unparalled.
The list below gives descriptions and links for just a few of these cities'
America's broadest research and educational organization, with several
huge museums in downtown Washington. Their web site includes directions
to the facilities.
Trap Farm Park
A fine center for performing arts and music of all kinds, and also just
a nice place to go for a picnic. Home of the Wolf Trap Opera company. (We
love going to concerts here.)
The official web site of the president's residence is a popular destination
with netizens, just as the real edifice is a must-see for Washington tourists.
Places We've Been
Julie and I love to travel. Here are some of the places we've visited.
Each link includes a scanned photo from that particular place (most pictures
taken by Julie).
- Great Britain
In the spring of 1998 we had a lovely trip to sunny England.
It was so good that Julie kept a journal
We went to London, Bath, Yorkshire,
Read Julie's UK Travel Journal
- The Grand Canyon
- Words can't do justice to this immense natural wonder. We got there
by flying to Las Vegas and then driving. One of the neatest ways to see
the canyon is to ride a mule down to the canyon floor. These mule rides
are managed by the National Park Service, and are quite popular, so be
sure to register at least a year in advance.
the canyon, JPG, 72K]
- Mystic Seaport and Mystic Connecticut
- This small town on the south shore of Connecticut has several nice
tourist attractions. One is the famous Mystic Seaport, a fairly informative
and entertaining simulacrum of a 18th-century whaling port. The other is
the Mystic Aquarium, a small but well-appointed facility featuring lots
of fish and a rare species of penguin.
Mystic Seaport, JPG, 55K]
- San Francisco, California
- The beautiful city of San Francisco has lots of tourist attractions
and nearby natural wonders. Everything is somewhat spread out, so you'll
want a car to get around.
Gate Bridge, JPG, 42K]
- Kyoto, Japan
- Kyoto is a wonderful city for tourism, partly because it was the capital
of Japan for over 900 years. To get there, fly to Osaka (not Tokyo) and
take the Shinkansen.
in Kyoto, JPG, 40K]
- New Mexico, USA
- The southwestern state of New Mexico has a rich heritage and culture.
The towns of Santa Fe, Albequerque, and Taos have lots of shopping and
sights. The New Mexico landscape is wonderful. The pueblo indian village
archeology sites are also very interesting.
Church in Santa Fe, JPG, 58K]
- Barcelona, Spain
- This wonderful old Catalonia city was host to the 1992 Olympic Games.
It has lots of tourist stuff to do, and also very good shopping. Public
transport is very good, so don't rent a car. Trivia note: Barcelona is
the biggest producer of cement and concrete in Spain, and one of the biggest
in the world.
in east Barcelona, JPG, 54K]
- Charlottesville, VA
- This charming southern town has lots of sights for a weekend visitor.
The coolest is probably Monticello,
long-time home of our third President, Thomas Jefferson. The University
of Virginia campus is really interesting, too. Ashlawn-Highland, former
home of James Monroe, is also open for viewing.
Jefferson's Monticello, JPG, 42K]
- Charleston, SC
The seaside port of Charleston, South Carolina, is a fascinating southern city
rich with history. The US Civil War started there, and the city also contains many
beautiful old homes and churches.
For more information, visit the
Charleston Multimedia Project.
Links to WWW Travel Resources
Listed below are some web sites that may be useful for planning trips
or making travel arrangements.
This cool Internet resource allows you to set up trips on-line! Requires
you to register.
A very attractive and information travel resource, with links to many travel
destination web sites, tourist bureaus, etc.
National Park Service
ParkNet is a handsome web site with comprehensive information on national
parks. It includes park lists and telephone numbers.
Car Rental (with maps!)
I've personally had good luck with Avis rentals, their web site has information
on special offers and deals, as well as maps of many states and cities.
A WWW travel site that I'm not very familiar with, but it seems good
and other folks recommend it.
Yet another Web travel service. Has lots of links to other travel sites
Very large commercial travel service site, supports on-line purchases
and lots of search options.
Spiffy site for planning vacations and bidding on vacation packages.
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