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Hurtigruten: A journey to the top of the world

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015

The stunning West Coast of Norway was living up to its reputation as the most beautiful coastline in the world. This region is renowned for its spectacular landscape of fjell, fjord, and foss (mountains, fjords, and waterfalls).

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Imperial London

Posted by on May 7, 2014

In what is becoming an increasingly homogenized world, London reigns supreme with a pageantry known to most of us only in storybooks. It was our good fortune to be in London for three magnificent events.

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A guided vacation for independent travelers: Italy with Trafalgar

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014

…recently we had the opportunity to take a Trafalgar tour–something they now call “guided vacations”– with a slower pace and more freedom of choice–and decided to give it a shot. The trip began and ended in Rome and most of the time was spent in Tuscany–places we found hard to resist.

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The Queen Mary 2: a transatlantic adventure fit for a king

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014

The champagne sailaway from Hamburg aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 went off with a bang–fireworks, that is–as we slowly sailed along the Elbe. People lined the shore for miles, waving and cheering from sidewalks and plazas, cafés and restaurants, private homes and public buildings, monuments, hotels, and beaches–anywhere with space to gather.

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Scuol, Switzerland

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014

Scuol, between the the Silvretta range and the Swiss Dolomites, is a place where mineral waters flow from community fountains. Cobblestone squares are surrounded by historic houses decorated with sgraffito, a technique of scratching a design through the surface layer.

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