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Best cities to visit: How Quebec City’s top experiences stem from its roots

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Quebec City is known for offering relaxing change of pace in a place known for the quality of its gastronomy, accommodations, and authentic cultural experiences. And its roots run deep.

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Safe travels: Viking Orion in Bermuda

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We were headed for Bermuda’s capital, Hamilton, and the Viking Orion. This was our first trip since the pandemic began…

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Travel: Are we ready yet?

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Exploring St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, touring London with Blue Badge guides and delving into the Byzantine wonders of Istanbul are hardly what one might expect to be doing throughout a worldwide pandemic. But I have done all that and more.

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The Setouchi region of Japan: Finding your Zen

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Have a yen to escape to a land worlds away? Are you in search of an authentic cultural experience in a region of natural beauty? Would you like to renew your inner spirit and learn the ancient art of Zen meditation right on temple grounds?

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Gamla Stan: Stockholm’s Old Town

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Visitors and locals alike enjoy strolling along the cobblestone lanes of the pedestrian-friendly Old Town, Gamla Stan. This well-preserved medieval city center is a living museum where you can shop, stop for lunch or a fika, dine in a Michelin star restaurant, bask in royal splendor at the Royal Palace or simply enjoy the sights.

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Djurgården: Stockholm’s playground

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Djurgården is a place filled with green spaces that is an escape from the city. It is a place to dine, to visit some of the city’s top museums, or to find thrills at an amusement park.

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Québec City: Live the history

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As the most European and oldest colonial city in North America, the capital of the province of Québec exudes an Old World charm and a continental flair that attracts millions of visitors a year.

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Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Jupiter

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We booked our Viking Ocean Cruise for all that it is. We loved it for what it is not. Here’s why.

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An art lover’s perfect day in Amsterdam

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There are over 70 museums in Amsterdam, and our tour began at Museumplein, or Museum Square, which includes the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

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The flavors of North Carolina: Chapel Hill

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People in Chapel Hill, North Carolina call it “the southern part of heaven.” This vibrant university town with a wide range of educational, sports, and cultural resources also has has an abundance of restaurants, craft beverages and shops.

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San Diego, California

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San Diego was more than a place to relax before our cruise to Hawaii. So much more that we added more time after our voyage…

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

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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

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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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The Vintage Bouquet Bar in the Pearl, San Antonio

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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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New London, Connecticut: fish and ships and so much more

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New London, Connecticut’s location just off Route 95 makes “The Whaling City” a convenient place to visit, whether for a few hours, a weekend getaway, or for a stay long enough to take in the best of the area’s maritime attractions and rich heritage.

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The Hudson River School of Art: landscapes and the national parks

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The landscapes of the Hudson River Valley’s Thomas Cole and his followers gave a new nation international recognition. The Hudson River School of Art sparked an interest in America’s open spaces that eventually led to the National parks system.

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

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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

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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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