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Around the World: Cruising The Hurtigruten

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Deemed by many to be among the world’s most splendidly beautiful coastal itineraries, the service-oriented ferries have been adopted by tourists seeking a unique and splendid cruising experience.

Northbound, the voyage takes seven days, southbound, it’s six. And, of course, there’s the eleven-day roundtrip option. Two ...Read more

Around the World: Salem is Bewitching In All Seasons

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Most Americans form their first impressions of Salem when they're in grade school and their history lessons take them to colonial Massachusetts to learn of the infamous witch hunts, trials and cruel punishments that took place during the 1690s.
 
The depiction of colonial witches, whether accurate or not, is so scary and ...Read more

Around the World: Japan’s World Heritage Sites Worth Every Yen!

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For one thing, it’s far away, so airfare--even if discounted--is expensive. So are the travel basics of lodging, food and ground transportation. But trips to Japan are well worth every yen.

The country continually amazes travelers with its unique blend of cutting edge modernity and timeless tradition. You use ultra-high-tech...Read more

Around the World: Interpreting Travel Website Speak

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Like the enticing travel brochures, travel websites are filled excellent suggestions about how you can explore local lifestyle and make the most of cultural offerings and shopping opportunities. They’re choc-a-bloc with lots of well-organized and useful information about the destination’s lodging, eateries, events and special places. ...Read more

Around the World: Barcelona Celebrates Master Architect Antonio Gaudi

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Templo de la Sagrada Familia is the masterwork -- still unfinished -- of master architect Antonio Gaudi (June 25, 1852 to June 10, 1926), whose designs are categorized as ‘Modernismo’ style, which is the Spanish version of Art Nouveau.

This year is the 90th anniversary of Gaudi’s death, and his hometown is honoring its ...Read more

Around the World: Travel to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day takes place on January 18 of this year. The national holiday commemorates Dr. King’s legacy and special events and exhibits are scheduled across the country in his honor.

Still, Dr. King’s civil rights agenda included the freedom to travel and equal opportunity to access public transportation and ...Read more

Around the World: Mexico Doesn’t Live Up to Its Bad Reputation

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Larger than Western Europe, Mexico promises such a wide range of beautiful beaches, charming colonial cities, magnificent mountain vistas and fascinating archaeological ruins that you can visit the country dozens of times without experiencing all of its natural and cultural riches.

Night life is fun and lively. Fishing, golf, ...Read more

Around the World: Resolve to be an Eco-Friendly Tourist!

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As the height of the holiday vacation season and the new year approach, it’s time to renew your travel vows to protect Earth’s natural environments and resources and to respect humanity’s varied traditions and unique indigenous cultures.

Unless you and others take action, the future looks bleak. Here’s a likely scenario:
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Around the World: Amsterdam's Lifestyle Museums on Prinsengracht

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Once you’ve worked your way through Amsterdam’s big three art museums on Museumplein, venture into other neighborhoods to see some of the smaller museums that exemplify the more unusual aspects of the Dutch lifestyle.
  
For anyone who is curious about what life is like aboard one of the houseboats tied up along the city...Read more

Around the World: Touring Amsterdam’s Big Three Art Museums on Museumplein

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Amsterdam’s rich collection of museums has made this city an epicenter for the arts and culture for centuries, and the tradition of honoring the arts and culture continues today. Visitors can comb the city to see treasured masterpieces on display in some of the world’s finest museums.

The city currently boasts more than...Read more

Around the World: Away for the Holidays, Little Things Mean A Lot

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When you arrive at your destination after a long flight in a full-to-capacity plane staffed by attendants who, like you, would rather be at home, you're likely to be grumpy and need a little TLC.

"it's hard to describe how lonely it feels to land in a strange city on Christmas Day, and not have anyone to celebrate with," says ...Read more

Around the World: Away for the Holidays, Little Things Mean A Lot

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When you arrive at your destination after a long flight in a full-to-capacity plane staffed by attendants who, like you, would rather be at home, you're likely to be grumpy and need a little TLC.

"it's hard to describe how lonely it feels to land in a strange city on Christmas Day, and not have anyone to celebrate with," says ...Read more

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