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Salzburg : the sounds of music

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015

  I still remember the principal’s announcement in 1965 about a field trip to see a movie. My friends and I assumed it would be a dull documentary, but didn’t care. It meant half a day out of school! The...

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The Imperial City: the grandeur of Vienna

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014

Since our Viking River Cruise along the Danube was in one of our favorite parts of Europe, Roger and I decided to extend our time in each of the three countries visited. We arrived two days before our cruise to...

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Through the Heart of Europe in a Viking Longship: The Romantic Danube

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014

We recently spent a week traveling through Hungary, Austria, and Germany. We traveled from Budapest to Nuremberg, with stops  in Vienna, Melk, Passau, and Regensburg and unpacked only once. In August we cruised...

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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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