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Rostock, Germany

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014

Rostock’s historic Old Town has been meticulously restored, and what was once the Hanseatic League’s coastal defense area , Warnemunde, is now delightful seaside resort.

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Lübeck, Germany

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014

“This is Lübeck–where you find surprising places.” our guide, Jan Kruijswijk, told us as we walked along a winding alley and peeked through one of Lübeck’s 90 or so little arches and passageways.

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Montréal to Boston: A Canada/New England cruise aboard Holland America’s Maasdam

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014

Montréal is the cultural capital and largest city in Québec, second largest city in Canada, and the second largest French-speaking city in the world. It’s either the first or last port, depending on the sailing, which creates a great opportunity for an extended stay.

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Galveston, Texas: A treasure of an island

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013

We were on an island with gentle breezes and shimmering water, the lyrics of the 1969 Glen Campbell hit dancing in our heads. We heard the “sea winds blowing” and watched the “sea waves crashing”, and “sea birds flying in the sun” — in Galveston.

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