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Around the World: When You Can’t Get There For Real, Try Virtual Travel

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Any number of challenging circumstances can crop up to keep you from roaming far from home.

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to get past the misfortunes that impede tourism. But, if illness, financial woes and/or current events stop you in your tracks and stall your plans to take off for travel adventures, don’t...Read more

Around the World: Bellying Up To Brussels!

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Every European capital has its must-see monumental landmarks. London has is famous Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, Paris boasts the Eiffel Tower and Arch de Triomphe, and Rome has the remarkable Colosseum and Vatican City.

But at the heart of the European Union, Brussels’ most celebrated landmark attraction is much ...Read more

Around the World: Taking It Slow and Simple in Lancaster County

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If you find that summer is speeding by and you’re so busy keeping up with it you haven’t had time to stop to smell the flowers or take a dip in the lake, this is probably the perfect moment for you to seek a temporary retreat to a simpler, quieter, slower lifestyle.

In other words, it’s the perfect time for you to...Read more

Around the World: In Anticipation of Fall Foliage

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As summer progresses and thoughts of autumn arise, all leaf peepers who enjoy marking the nationwide change of seasons look forward to their annual fall foliage trek. Planning ahead is a good idea because leaf peeping is a very popular getaway vacation option, and waiting to make reservations for lodging or to book tours can limit ...Read more

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

Around the World: 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

 
 

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