California Ghost Towns: Howland Flat
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California Ghost Towns: Howland Flat

First settled in 1853 when mines known as the Union Company and California Company were discovered, Howland Flat was once second in size and importance only to La Porte. Located twelve miles north of Downieville on the East Branch of Slate Creek and at the base of the dramatic 7,000′ elevation Table Rock Mountain, Howland … Continue reading

Brazil / Places We Go

Jequiá Lake and Village in the State of Alagoas, Brazil

Maxim magazine recently voted Brazil as the “Hardest Holiday Destination” with the following explanation: Beautiful beaches, the land of silky football and home to the World Cup in 2014; it sounds like a perfect place to visit. According to Government travel advice, ‘Levels of violence and crime are high. Outbreaks of violence, particularly aimed at … Continue reading