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NCL’s Breakaway: Florida and the Bahamas cruise from New York

Posted by on May 10, 2018

People who live within driving distance of New York and can eliminate the expense and inconvenience of a flight with Norwegian Cruise Line’s Bahamas and Florida cruise aboard the Breakaway.

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Our top 10 tips for getting the most from your Norwegian Cruise Line cruise

Posted by on May 10, 2018

Here are some ways to enhance your cruise experience and to get more for less.

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Rockland, Maine: Lobster Capital of the World and so much more

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018

Rockland is a great place to savor the freshest of food in a variety of venues. It is one of the world’s largest lobster shipping centers and is known as The Lobster Capital of the World.

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250 Main: hip and artsy accommodations in Rockland, Maine

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018

Rockland’s first boutique hotel, the 26 room 250 Main, is a hip and artsy alternative to the city’s well-established bed and breakfast inns. 

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Northern Ireland: Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018

Anyone who wants to learn more about Seamus Heaney’s poetic insights on Ireland’s past and present should not miss the exhibits at Seamus Heaney HomePlace.

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Biltmore Estate Winery: the most visited winery in America

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018

Biltmore Estate’s Winery is the most visited winery in America. 

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The Vintage Bouquet Bar in the Pearl, San Antonio

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018

Who knew that making a floral arrangement could be this easy? At San Antonio’s Vintage Bouquet Bar everything was in place to make it happen.

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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018

The Texas-sized JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is the largest JW Marriott Resort in the world.

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Texas Hill Country

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018

Texas Hill Country is a scenic area of farms, ranches, and wineries where urbanites go to to get away from it all.  Vacationers head here to enjoy the great outdoors and small town charm.

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Local food and drinks aboard a Viking River Cruise.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018

One of the pleasures of travel is experiencing the local foods and drinks. And that is just one of the things we have enjoyed on our Viking River cruises.

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Derry-Londonderry: The Walled City

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018

Called Derry or Londonderry, depending on political persuasion, this was where Ireland’s last walled city was built.

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San Antonio’s cuisine: innovative and multicultural

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

Spanish colonists, Mexicans, Germans and others who came to San Antonio created a multicultural legacy that extends to its cuisine.

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San Antonio: The Tourism Capital of Texas

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

As you might expect, people were taking selfies in front of the Alamo when we visited San Antonio in December. But something was a little different from usual.

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Northern Ireland: The Giant’s Causeway

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

Over 40,000 exposed vertical hexagonal basalt columns soar as high as 200’ above sea level at the Giant’s Causeway. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and nominee for the Eighth Wonder of the World.

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Île d’Orléans: agritourism flourishes just outside Old Québec City

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018

The coat of arms of Île d’Orléans reads J’accueille et je nourris” (I welcome and feed), which aptly describes this island of farms, vineyards, cider mills, cheese factories, and artists.

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Carrick-a-Rede: crossing the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano 

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018

The Carrick-a-Rede Bridge is one of the top attractions along Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway. It crosses over the 60’ chasm formed by the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano.  Waves rage 100′ beneath the bridge and break against the rocks. The stronger the wind the more the bridge swings and sways.

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La Tamalada at the Witte Museum

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018

San Antonio’s Witte Museum held a Christmas-themed Super Saturday event, La Tamalada, a workshop on the Mexican traditional holiday party for making tamales.

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Newport for the holidays

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018

One of the best times to visit the Newport and grand historic homes in Bristol, Rhode Island is when they are beautifully decorated for the holidays.

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The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017

Taste America is the James Beard Foundation’s National Epicurean Tour. This year’s ten-city tour from  September 22 to November 11, 2017 was held in Phoenix, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, and Kansas City.

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St. Augustine, Florida: a step back to grandeur of the Gilded Age and Downton Abbey

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

Sunbirds and vacationers heading south have a unique opportunity to step back to the Gilded Age in St. Augustine, Florida. 

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