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Joan Larsen’s Hidden Wonders: The “Must-See” French Gardens of Marqueyssac

July 19, 2017

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by Joan Larsen   The French are good at keeping secrets.   .  . and it has taken me years to discover France’s southwest region of Dordogne with its spectacular panoramas in every direction.  But it is here that one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens of France is located. Sitting high above the Dordogne […]

Joan Larsen Presents: A Second Look at Tippi of Africa, the Child Who Lived With Wild Animals

June 22, 2016

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By Joan Larsen “Fascination” has to be the word so many of us have for that little French girl, born in Namibia (with photographers as parents), whose photos taken with African wild animals – who actually looked tame in her presence – were both beautiful and – yes –  mind-boggling !   Many new photos of  […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Heartstopping! The World’s Most Extreme Runways

January 6, 2016

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by Joan Larsen For absolutely all of us who have flown to our destinations before the “post-2000” era, there was little written about dangerous runways. Do you remember articles listing them? I don’t think so. If we had any worry in the long distant past, it might center on a plane crash in an unlikely […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Up, Up, and Away in My Beautiful Balloon!!

July 29, 2015

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By Joan Larsen   Early morning. Imagine floating thousands of feet above the earth, looking up at a deep blue sky with just a sprinkle of white clouds, looking down at a sea of Midwestern cornfields in a sea of green. I was young. Very young … and going up in a hot air balloon […]

Joan Larsen Presents: A New Look Back at Tippi of Africa

January 22, 2014

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By Joan Larsen   Readers have continually remained fascinated, returning to our site to again read the story of a little girl named Tippi, who had the most special bond the world had seen with the animals of Africa. Searching, I have been able to find some additional videos as well as a few photos […]

Joan Larsen Presents: A Second Look at Tippi of Africa, the Child Who Lived With Wild Animals

October 9, 2013

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By Joan Larsen “Fascination” has to be the word so many of us have for that little French girl, born in Namibia (with photographers as parents), whose photos taken with African wild animals – who actually looked tame in her presence – were both beautiful and – yes –  mind-boggling !   Many new photos of  […]

Joan Larsen Presents: Tippi of Africa, the Little Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals

June 19, 2013

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By Joan Larsen   Meet Tippi, named after Tippi Hedren, the actress who starred in Hitchcock’s The Birds (and later formed a wildlife refuge of her own).  Tippi was born to Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert of France, who worked as wildlife photographers in Namibia, my own favorite of countries in southern Africa.  Growing up […]

Google Street View: Sometimes the Joke is on the Viewer

April 23, 2013

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“Google Street View Shows Two Horny Lovers Going At It in Dressing Room,” blares the headline.  The article is accompanied by a screen capture of the alleged act in question. My goodness, we are so naive.  It’s a gimmick, people!  It’s meant to draw attention to the store, and obviously, it’s working.  The suggestive feet […]

Starry Night

February 26, 2013

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By Lauriate Roly My story is not spectacular. It is just something quite simple and I don’t want to make it appear to be anything else. But a lot happened that day. Our aim was to leave Paris very early in the morning intending to go as far south as we could to reach Cannes […]