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10 Tips and Tricks for River Cruising

10 Tips and Tricks for River Cruising

April 11, 2013 | By

Thinking of going on a river cruise for the first time?  Here’s what I tell my clients about rolling on the river: 1. Don’t forget your bathing suit, even in colder months. After a long bike ride, a soak in the heated pool or jacuzzi feels wonderful. 2. Book well in …

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European Travel: 2014 Scottish Homecoming

European Travel: 2014 Scottish Homecoming

April 9, 2013 | By

In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. In addition to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there will be a  year-long schedule of events and activities to showcase all that’s great about Scotland: mouth-watering food and drink events; lots to get you active …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Tortilis Camp in Amboseli

Luxury Hotel Review: Tortilis Camp in Amboseli

April 4, 2013 | By

Every trip to Kenya should include a stay in Amboseli where there are unrivaled views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I recently stayed at the wonderful tented camp called Tortilis Camp (named for the umbrella-shaped Acacia Tortilis tree – a favorite of giraffes) which not only offers astounding views of the mountain, …

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Luxury Hotel Review: House of Waine, Kenya

Luxury Hotel Review: House of Waine, Kenya

April 2, 2013 | By

On the edge of the Athi Plains in the Nairobi suburb of Karen, sits the elegant property House of Waine. This former plantation home is now a very classic boutique property with eleven rooms, each different in design and flavor. They are each named, and offer a different color scheme, …

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Where to Find Saint Patrick on March 17

Where to Find Saint Patrick on March 17

March 17, 2013 | By

March 17 marks the saint day of St. Patrick of Ireland.  It is the day that he died.  St. Patrick is buried in the Northern Ireland town of Downpatrick.  They have a fabulous interactive visitor center there that I highly recommend you visit if you are ever in the area. Perhaps you could …

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10 Reasons to Visit Colorado’s Royal Gorge

10 Reasons to Visit Colorado’s Royal Gorge

March 12, 2013 | By

Colorado is often thought to have snow year round, and I can think of a few mountain ski areas that wish it were so!  However, the truth is that the climate is mild most of the year and the state offers a myriad of outdoor activities to experience along with …

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10 Reasons to Visit Dubai

10 Reasons to Visit Dubai

March 4, 2013 | By

I recently visited the United Arab Emirates and toured the country. I found Dubai to be the most interesting and decadent of all its cities. With the recent opening of the tallest hotel in the world, the JW Marriott Marquis, another level of luxury was added. Aside from the exaggerated extravagance displayed …

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Iceland Adventures: Snorkeling in a Glacier Lake

Iceland Adventures: Snorkeling in a Glacier Lake

February 28, 2013 | By

When people think of Iceland, a couple of things come to mind: snow and volcano eruptions. Both are true at times, but there is also a great deal of adventure to enjoy in this amazing country, whether you travel in winter or summer. One of the most interesting adventures I …

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Take Advantage of Airlines’ Comfort Economy Seats

Take Advantage of Airlines’ Comfort Economy Seats

February 26, 2013 | By

Many years ago I flew to Europe on British Air and I purchased the “premium economy seats”.  My husband and I are both tall, so we dread the long haul flights crammed into coach seating. So I paid (at the time) a few hundred dollars more and got seats that allowed …

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South Africa Hotel Review: River Lodge at Kariega

South Africa Hotel Review: River Lodge at Kariega

February 21, 2013 | By

I have just returned from an amazing trip to South Africa to the malaria-free area of the Eastern Cape. The River Lodge in Kariega is a wonderful representation of the local hospitality and fine cuisine. Upon arrival we were greeted with cool towels and a cool drink to refresh us …

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