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Five Reasons to Try River Cruising

Every day I hear about a new mega cruise ship. For many, the bigger, the better when it comes to cruising. Personally, traveling on a ship with 4, 5, or 6,000 people is too much for me. Choices are a good thing and given a choice, I prefer a smaller, more intimate...

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Pura Vida in Costa Rica

I’m just back from a family trip to Costa Rica, and it was amazing. The vacation was my first trip to Central America, and now I understand why Costa Rica is so special. Each region offers something surprising to discover, and the Costa Rican people are warm and...

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Ten Tips to Avoid Vacation Crowds in Europe

Photo by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash The best-known places in Europe will draw crowds. Not surprising, we all want to see the world’s most famous attractions. In fact, overcrowding is such a problem at some popular tourist destinations local governments are taking...

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A Sweet Treat – Boston’s North End

Home to generations of Italian immigrants, Boston's famed North End is a bustling neighborhood of historic sites, Catholic churches, and mid-19th-century buildings. Boston's oldest neighborhood is also a required stop for anyone who loves good food, sweet treats, and...

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Ooh la la….10 Tips for Visiting Paris

Ahhh… Paris.  City of love, city of light…Perfect for a summer getaway. Go with an open mind and good walking shoes and you’ll fall in love. I promise. If you go, here are a few suggestions to make the most of your trip. 1. Visit O Chateau for the absolute best wine...

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Ireland’s Top 10 Natural Wonders

I love Ireland, the people, scenery, music, and food and drink are wonderful. Not surprisingly, it's the most popular European destination for Americans. Many Americans visit to explore their genealogy, while others just want to have fun. Either way, it's a great...

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12 Travel Phrases to Rock Your Vacation

Contrary to reports (and in my opinion), Europeans don't hate Americans. They dislike (again in my opinion) pushy people who barge into stores yelling things in English and expecting service. It's true, I've seen it. Even if our educational system emphasized foreign...

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