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Queen of the Danube: Budapest, Hungary

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014

Stroll by Parliament after dark and, like the other spectators, you will be mesmerized  by the view of birds circling the illuminated dome and awed by the enormity of this magnificent structure. Budapest was a...

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Top things to see and do in New Zealand

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

Kia Ora is the Maori greeting that welcomes visitors to this land of fiery volcanoes and glacial ice. Steam billows from craters that delve deep into the earth and snow crowns magnificent mountains that soar to...

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The Splendor of Paris

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014

Little wonder Paris is the #1 tourist destination in the world. There are 6,500 years of history, 455 parks and gardens, 200 churches, 141 museums, and 120 statues in the Tuileries gardens alone. Twenty-five...

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Gloucester, Massachusetts: Fish and ships and so much more

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

Gloucester attracts visitors from spring through fal for its oceanside setting, renowned whale watches, harbor cruises, deep-sea fishing trips, and seafood fresh from the dock. Tourists stop to pose by the city...

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A day in port in Costa Rica

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014

    Puntarenas, Costa Rica was one of our ports of call as we made our way from Los Angeles to the Panama Canal aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. This city had its heyday as Costa Rica’s busiest port when...

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Nova Scotia: Peggy of the Cove with Ivan Fraser

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014

Our most unforgettable stop during our day in the Halifax region was our visit to Ivan Fraser’s family home while en route to Peggy’s Cove. Ivan invited us in to see the house that served as inspiration for his...

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Texas Uncorked!: Thinking outside the ropes

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014

Bucking broncos, bareback riding, steer wrestling, and mechanical bulls may seem an unlikely pairing with fine wines. For the fourth straight year it was a winning combination at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo...

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Rapperswil, Switzerland: The Town of Roses

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014

The skyline of Rapperswil, Switzerland, is dominated by the  Schloss Rapperswil, the early 13th century castle that now houses the Polish Museum. Climb Lindenhof Hill to Schloss Rapperswil for the view of...

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Saratoga Springs: Queen of Spas, a Revolution, and Some Horsing Around

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014

Saratoga Springs is a resort city named for the therapeutic carbonated mineral waters.  It is also renowned as  a thoroughbred racing center. Drive along historic canals and scenic waterways. Learn about...

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