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Rick Steves’ Europe: Gimmelwald - The Swiss Alps in your lap

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from high in the Swiss Alps — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

On the train heading south from Interlaken into the high country, the...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go away with Jessica Jung

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Before becoming an author and the creator of the fashion line Blanc & Eclare, Jessica Jung was a member of the K-pop group Girls’ Generation. Born in San Francisco, Jung’s young adult novel “Shine” (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99) tells the story of Rachel, a young girl who dreams of becoming a singing sensation. Jung��...Read more

Taking the Kids: A bucket list in the U.S. that few take

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Hang on tight! It’s going to be a big fun ride! Especially on this roller coaster, one created mostly by nature, which comparatively few people ever experience.

On a seven-day Western River Expedition on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, we navigate more than 60 rapids, at least one (Crystal) ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go away with Cheryl B. Engelhardt

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Photo credit: Peter Berube

Cheryl B. Engelhardt recorded her current album “Luminary” — a Grammy nomination contender for Best New Age Album — in Greece. An avid traveler who’s raring to go once this pandemic is over, Engelhardt said she has always tried to fit in with the locals. “I speak Spanish-ish,” she said. “When I was ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Today’s Berlin - Freedom’s victory dance

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here are some of my favorite European memories from Berlin — a reminder of the learning adventures that await us at the other end of this crisis.

I have a powerful image stuck in my mind of Berlin — bombed to ...Read more

Taking the Kids: 12 must-haves for gearing up for a fall outdoor adventure

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Uh-oh. We weren’t even a half-day into our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro and my daughter Reggie’s new rain jacket was leaking. We were hiking through a tropical rain forest in a light rain, the first of four distinct climate zones on the legendary mountain trek.

Having leaky rainwear, whether you are on a once-in-a-lifetime mountain trek, a day...Read more

Taking the Kids: Tips for the first time RVers this fall

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Rebecca Dunavant has never been a big camping fan, but that was before COVID-19. The Denver mom of three active boys aged 12, 8, and 5 and her husband, Chad, figured there was no better time to embark on an epic road trip — nine weeks and 10,000 miles in a gargantuan 30-foot RV they bought to explore the country and visit family — from ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Venice and the Stendhal Syndrome

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories set in Venice — a reminder of the adventures that await us at the other end of this crisis.

One night, I was with a tour group of older American women gazing at the Bridge ...Read more

Still struggling to get your airfare refunded? Here are steps you should take

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Garth Follett of Novato, California, planned to travel to the Philippines in March. When he bought his ticket in January, the novel coronavirus was lurking but not yet menacing every country in the world.

What happened to Follett - and, more specifically, Follett's money - has happened to thousands of others as airlines struggle to stay afloat ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go away with Lily Anne Harrison

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Lily Anne Harrison grew up in the public eye. The daughter of actor Gregory Harrison (“Trapper John, M.D.”) and model Randi Oakes and recently engaged to longtime boyfriend Peter Facinelli (“Twilight”), the actress and writer takes Hollywood in stride. Her latest film is “The Vanished,” which was spearheaded by Facinelli. Set in an ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Europe’s quirky taste treats

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here are a few of my favorite European memories — a fun reminder of all the tasty treats that await us at the other end of this crisis.

My palate has come a long way from my early “Europe through the gutter” days,...Read more

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Florida-to-Bahamas cruise line now aims for November return to sailing

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which sails out of the Port of Palm Beach on two-night cruises to the Bahamas, has announced its intentions to begin operations on one of its two ships beginning Nov. 4.

The line has been among the first to attempt to begin sailing again several times since the cruise industry shut down in March ...Read more

Taking the Kids: So many choices for fall getaways

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So many choices! With many schools, colleges and universities starting the year with remote learning — and parents continuing to work from home, there is an unprecedented opportunity for a longer road trip from home — often at a bargain and reduced capacity at many places means you won’t face crowds, even at theme parks.

Of course, you ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go away with Wonho

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For his debut solo single, pop star Wonho decided to take charge from the get-go. Born Lee Ho-Seok, the Korean musician not only co-wrote “Losing You,” he also produced the track and sang it in English. The heartfelt ballad resonated with listeners, hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Top K-Pop Songs chart in countries such as the United States, ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Greece’s Underrated Peloponnese Peninsula

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories set in Greece’s Peloponnese Peninsula — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

At a beachside restaurant, with my chair and table lodged in ...Read more

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Family travel five: Beauty blooms in these gardens

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Awash in color, scent and texture, gardens are a welcome gift from the natural world. Here are five places where beauty is blooming:

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1. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Families are encouraged to explore the more than 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows and fountains as well as a 4.5-acre conservatory that comprise ...Read more

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National Rum Day: Sebastian couple travels the world for the love of rum

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ORLANDO, Fla. - How did a pair of hockey fans from Maryland come to own one of the largest private collections of rum in Florida? It started with a single, cheap bottle. "It's called Sunset Very Strong Rum," said Joe Horstkamp, "but the locals just call it 'strong rum.'"

Horstkamp and his wife, Myssi Davis, were on their honeymoon to the ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Visiting a museum safely

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Do your kids think they can run faster than a Chihuahua? If you find yourselves in Denver this fall, they can try at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s new engaging Dogs! A Science Tail ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go away with Nancy Jooyoun Kim

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Born in Los Angeles and currently a resident of California’s Bay Area, author Nancy Jooyoun Kim focuses on a daughter who investigates her mother’s mysterious death in her novel “The Last Story of Mina Lee” (Park Row, $27.99). An avid traveler, Kim says she still has a destination she’d like to check off her bucket list. “I’ve ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Czech out Prague

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European destinations — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

It seems whenever my Czech friends take me around Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, we...Read more