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Through the Heart of Europe: the second time around

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016

Fourteen years ago we took our first Viking River Cruise to celebrate a special birthday. Our journey along the Danube, the Rhine, and the canal that connects them was one of our best trips ever, something so many of our fellow passengers said, as well. Would the Grand European Tour from Budapest to Amsterdam be as much fun the second time around?

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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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Top things to see and do in New Zealand

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

Kia Ora , the Maori greeting, welcomes visitors 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 the sky. Mud pools boil and glacial lakes glisten. Unique and flightless birds like the kiwi and now-extinct moa, largest bird on earth, flourished until the arrival of man and other predators.

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Catalina Island: Island of Romance

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014

Catalina Island is a place to relax, to find adventure, and a renowned island of romance. Just an hour by boat or fifteen minutes by helicopter or private plane from the Los Angeles area, this sunny island resort with crystal clear waters and cool ocean breezes might be a distance of twenty-six miles but it feels a million miles away.

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La Belle Epoque: Barging through the Burgundy region of France

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

Burgundy — we know it as a deep red hue, the color of a wine from a country where it is named not by the grape from which it is made but by the region in which it is produced. The Burgundy region, southeast of Paris, is fruitful, prosperous and rich in history, culture, and gastronomy.

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