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Your Guide to Seeing Rome in Three Days

Your Guide to Seeing Rome in Three Days

Rome is one of my favorite cities. This extraordinary capital overflows with exciting things to see, amazing food to eat, and endless things to do. Unless you have unlimited time to savor all of Rome you need a plan to see the city.  Here are my ideas for a 3-day...

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Nine Amazing Things to See and Do in Iceland

Nine Amazing Things to See and Do in Iceland

Iceland is hot. Not literally hot (the average temperature in July is only 50–55 °F), but a hot travel destination for Americans. Almost one-third of all visitors to Iceland are from the U.S., which isn't surprising because the country is smallish (about the size of...

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Tips to Survive the Red Eye

Tips to Survive the Red Eye

True confession, I don’t fly well. My nerves get to me, and I’ve convinced myself that I can’t sleep on a plane — not a good combination. Long haul flights are physically and mentally demanding. The combination of boredom, dehydration (my personal obsession), sleep...

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Ten Tips for an Amazing Trip to Ireland

Ten Tips for an Amazing Trip to Ireland

Ireland is a lovely country, with friendly people, a vibrant art scene, history everywhere you look, fantastic food and pubs, and writers (so many outstanding writers).  I last visited the "Emerald Isle" in 2017, and I barely scratched the surface of seeing and...

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