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Around the World: Following Cultural Foot Steps at Bata Shoe Museum

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The City of Toronto’s international outlook is clearly indicated the Bata Shoe Museum, a unique treasury of footwear worn by almost every nationality, clan or tribe found around the world.

To boot, because the comprehensive Bata Shoe Museum collection contains footwear from just about every historical era, plus a ...Read more

Historic Newfoundland Will Win Your Heart!

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ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland – Newfoundland’s capital is an enchantingly quaint old town. Founded by John Cabot in 1497, it is actually the oldest city in North America and its fascinating past is evident in its ancient streets, monuments and museums.

Historic Water Street, with its collection of shops, office suites and fine ...Read more

Around the World: Stockholm’s Wonderful Ship Shape Hostelries

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Sweden's beautiful capital city covers 14 small islands linked by a lace-like network of handsome bridges spanning waterways so clean and fresh you can fish in them.

Stockholm’s islands lie between the scenic Baltic Sea to the east, and Lake Malaren to the west. Many public ferries ply routes between them and thousands of personal ...Read more

Around the World: The Claremont’s Sunday Brunch

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Sunday brunch at The Claremont in Berkeley, California, is a Bay Area classic experience. Locals consider it a feast fit to mark almost any special occasion: Mother's Day, anniversaries of all sorts, birthdays, engagements, confirmations, graduations, job promotions and other notable moments that are worthy of an elegant celebration with family...Read more

Around the World: In Miami, SoBe is the Place To Be

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Sunday brunch at The Claremont in Berkeley, California, is a Bay Area classic experience. Locals consider it a feast fit to mark almost any special occasion: Mother's Day, anniversaries of all sorts, birthdays, engagements, confirmations, graduations, job promotions and other notable moments that are worthy of an elegant celebration with family...Read more

Around the World: Senior Travel on American Airlines, A Cautionary Tale

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Fan mail is always welcome, but sometimes a reader’s request for help really hits home. The letter I received from Heather Newgen regarding her elderly uncle’s experience on American Airlines really got to me because her concerns could apply to any elderly traveler.

Newgen, a premiere frequent flyer with AA, wrote to tell me ...Read more

Around the World: Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim and Environs

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I actually had that experience recently at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver. I don’t usually write first person, but this experience really deserves telling.

I arrived tired and cranky from a long day of negotiating my way through airports, sitting on a long and crowded flight, and surviving a classic traffic jam en ...Read more

Around the World: Use Websites and Phone Apps to Stretch Travel Dollars

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Since budget restrictions are a big consideration for many travelers, you can use web sites and phone apps to find ways to shave small amounts off the costs of necessary items, and save enough for a big splurge.

Comparison shopping via the internet is the key to a treasury of significant savings. It requires time, but it’s ...Read more

Around the World: A Hudson River adventure aboard the Sloop Mystic Whaler

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It’s a beautiful day for sailing. Blue skies and a good breeze.

As the bell rings and rope are cast off, the tall ship “Sloop Mystic Whaler ” slips away from her mooring at NYC’s 79th Street Boat Basin, angles into the flow of the Hudson River and begins to move downstream.

Almost immediately, the captain and crew, assisted by willing...Read more

Around the World: Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage

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A thunderous crack off the starboard bow alerts us that a huge ice block, almost as large as our ship, is breaking off the glacier. The new iceberg crashes into the water, then bobs up and down in the sea and drifts toward the mouth of the aptly named bay.

We’re traversing the Inside Passage, that part of Alaska which ...Read more

Around the World: Travel Healthier With These Simple and Easy Precautions

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In response, I pointed out that we were going to big modern cities in a country with an advanced medical system, and that I didn’t plan to get any shots, not even boosters.

But, since she seemed worried sick by the thought of hospitalization in a foreign land, I advised her to consult with her personal physician, or with a ...Read more

Around the World: Boston’s Freedom Trail

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Don’t wait for Independence Day to think about our forebears’ struggles to achieve self-determination. The freedoms they sought and won should be honored and celebrated every day, as the ongoing cause to sustain individual freedom becomes more difficult in our increasingly complex and interdependent society.

Looking ...Read more

Around the World: For Memorial Day, Make it Washington DC

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In fact, visiting Washington DC and Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day is a sort of pilgrimage of patriotism.

It’s good to begin the tour with stops at the Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorial monuments. These patriotic landmarks may not be integrated into the official Memorial Day ceremonies, but the spirit ...Read more

 
 

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