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Reindeer Reign at Karasjok’s Easter Festival

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Perhaps the holiday you most readily associate with reindeer is Christmas, when -- as legend and wishful thinking suggest -- a gift-giving Santa harnesses his fleet-footed herd to his sleigh and circles the globe to deliver goodies to good little boys and girls of all ages.

Christmas is celebrated in Karasjok, Norway, ...Read more

 Escape to Newfoundland’s Stress-Free Avalon 

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Residents of Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula don’t claim direct lineage from denizens of the mythical English domain where Joseph of Arimathea first preached the Christian gospel in Old England, and where fabled King Arthur is laid to rest. But they do boast a wonderfully old world ambiance that’s wrapped in convenient ...Read more

Around the World: With the Oscars in Mind, Planning a Hollywood Trip

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With Hollywood’s big Academy Awards weekend looming large on the calendar, travelers are focusing on tinsel town as a destination.

As any Los Angelino knows, Oscar’s big day -- this year it’s on Sunday, February 26 -- is a good day to stay at home and watch television. 

Yes, the stars are out and ...Read more

 Around the World: Put Romance on Your Horizon for Valentine’s Day

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It doesn’t have to be a big ticket or a long trip.  A quick romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day will do very nicely, and there’s still time to plan it.

Favorite destinations for Valentine’s Day romantic getaways are the same spots that are favored for honeymoons – because they offer a laid back, unpressured ...Read more

Around the World: How to Interpret Travel Sites

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That wonderful piece of alluring literature known as the travel brochure has been pretty much replaced by click on Websites featuring virtual video tours of destinations and properties, along with written descriptions that entice browsers to book instantly.

Websites feel more immediate because they are changed and ...Read more

Around the World: Volunteer Vacations Make Spring Breaks Matter

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With Spring break on the horizon, college students from every corner of the country are looking for a getaway place that completely changes their environment.  No more classrooms, no more study sessions.  At least not for that brief period of respite.

Well, as understandable as the need to escape may be, the mindless ...Read more

Around the World: Learning Hawaii’s Language of Leis

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In anticipation of Hawaii’s legendary Aloha welcome, many tourists who visit come to the islands expect to receive flower leis upon their arrival.

Lei-giving is an age old tradition throughout Hawaii, but it is, unfortunately, no longer a matter of course.

Although many who arrive in Hawaii on package ...Read more

Around the World: Carnival is the Next Big Party of the New Year!

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 New Year’s Eve is the first big party of the year, a celebration held round the globe with fireworks displays, lots of pomp and ceremony and Champagne.

 But it’s certainly not the only annual public celebration of note -- especially not for travelers who delight in revelry and spectacle at new and exciting ...Read more

Around the World: Amsterdam's Volkshotel is a Hub of Creativity

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Throughout Amsterdam's long and fascinating history, the city's citizens have shown remarkable ingenuity in integrating established traditions and innovative trends to creat a richly nuanced and well-rounded lifestyle that's enormously enjoyable for tourists and locals alike.

Where tradition and trend obviously ...Read more

Around the World: Get ready. Get set. Start Shopping!

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Before you go racing off to that crowded mall to treasure hunt for your favorite travelers’ seasonal gifts, consider the variety of wonderful items that are available on line. 

Browsing the holiday catalogs of online purveyors is like discovering a treasure trove of travel gadgets and accessories. You’ll find ...Read more


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