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Bring home Travel Souvenirs You Won't Regret

My husband tells the story of a cruise activity he experienced many years ago. Passengers were told to bring souvenirs that they purchased during the cruise that they already regretted. Then everyone traded for something else they preferred!

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IS A RIVER CRUISE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Arnie and I love to cruise. Standing at the back of a ship on the ocean and watching the wake is just heaven to us. Over the years we’ve taken 50+ ocean cruises. We used to get so excited when...

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PLANNING A SPECIAL OCCASION TRIP

When my sister Gail turned 50, I decided a surprise getaway would be the perfect gift for my Mom, sister Ilyse and me to give her. And thus a tradition was born. Now we go away for each milestone birthday....

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SPECIAL INTEREST TRAVEL

I’ve been cruising for over 40 years. “Back in the day” a special event on a cruise was Bingo or a horse race. Then it evolved into “The Newlywed Game” and “The Quest”.Cruisers have gotten much more sophisticated and also...

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CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER

Contrary to the popular Strauss waltz, the Danube is not blue. It is, however, one of the most popular rivers in Europe for river cruising. And for good reason. On our recent Danube cruise, we wound our way through 5...

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WHERE DO YOU VISIT IN ITALY AFTER ROME, FLORENCE & VENICE?

You’ve toured around Rome visiting its many eternal treasures, tasted the gelato of Florence, and floated down the Grand Canal of Venice…now what? Despite all of those destinations being magnificent in their own ways and undoubtedly the most popular spots...

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WHERE DO YOU GO IN GREECE AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN TO ATHENS?

With a total of 6,000 Greek islands spread out across both the Aegean and Ionian Sea – of which 227 of them are inhabited – how on earth are you supposed to know which ones are worth the visit and...

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THE BEST OPTIONS FOR TRAVELING EUROPE WITH CHILDREN

Too often families are hesitant to travel to Europe with their young ones. This is simply because people are not aware of how many options there are that cater to families. So, set aside all of your worries and wondering...

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AMSTERDAM IS FOR EVERYONE

about Amsterdam, Netherlands

My husband and I recently spent a few days in Amsterdam after a river cruise. I had forgotten what a beautiful and delightful city it is. I was struck by the fact that there is something there for everyone and...

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