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Quebec City’s Augustinian Monastery continue its legacy of healing with holistic health programs

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019

Le Monastére des Augustines’ has an holistic health program that includes healthy organic food, yoga and meditation, dance therapy, and massage.

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Charlevoix: life inside a crater

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019

As part of the French-speaking province of Quebec, Charlevoix is an easy getaway with a European ambience.

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Holland America’s 17-Day Circle Hawaii cruise: paradise lost and found

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

We dreamed about basking in tropical sunshine under gently swaying palm trees, walking along black sand beaches, exploring volcanoes and coral reefs, and hiking to thundering waterfalls.

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Four sides of Switzerland: a microcosm of European cultures

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019

Switzerland was named the #1 country in the world for the third year in a row by U. S. News and World Report.

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Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway: one of the world’s most scenic road trips

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018

The 120 mile winding and roadway known as the Coastal Causeway hugs the coast between Belfast and Londonderry with panoramas that change with each bend in the road.

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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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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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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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The M/V Sophie C: the mail boat on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017

Drive to Weir’s Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee for a 2-hour ride aboard the mail boat M/V Sophie C., a full service floating U. S. Post Office complete with stamps and supplies.

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Best alpine trips in Switzerland: Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

Our Swiss alpine experience took us to three gondola stops — Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten.

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Enrichment vacations: Viking Ocean Cruises launches new resident historian program

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017

A select faculty of historians will be onboard Viking’s ocean cruise ships to provide a new level of enrichment for guests.

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Yverdon-les-Bains, thermal capital of the Lavaux region of Switzerland

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016

The little town of Yverdon-les-Bains is the Swiss Lavaux region’s thermal capital on the southwestern tip of Lake Neuchatel.

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An Untours apartment stay in Meiringen, Switzerland

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

This was our second Untours apartment stay in Switzerland. This time we chose to stay in Meiringen, in the Swiss Heartland, an alpine and lakes region in the middle of Switzerland.

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Viva la Grischa! : Allegra im Val Müstair, Switzerland!

Posted by on May 20, 2014

In more remote mountain villages and hamlets, the language left behind by Roman conquerers lives on. That language is called Romansh and each region has its own dialect.

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