A Nile River Cruise Highlights Ancient Eygpt Amidst Modern Luxury

A four-day cruise down Egypt’s Nile River on a modern air-conditioned cruise ship, stopping along the way to visit ancient temples honoring pharaohs who lived thousands of years before Christ was born, provides stark contrasts between antiquity and modern life. Our experience included seeing people bathe along the shores, wash clothes, water slap for fish, […]

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Category: Coastal

Hilton Head Island’s Charm Lures Repeat Vactioners

Amanda Avery has it down to a moment. She has experienced it every summer for 17 years as her car crosses the bridge into Hilton Head Island for the Avery’s annual family vacation. “We drive over the water,” said Avery, who lives in Clinton, S.C., “and there’s this feeling that just hits me. I know […]

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Category: Travel Tips

Taking A Cruise is Safer Than Staying Ashore

We’ve been hearing a lot about cruise safety in the news recently. I’ve taken many, many cruises and have never had a problem. Accidents such as the Costa Concordia are a tragedy, but an extremely rare occurrence in the cruise industry. And, cruising continues to be one of safest means of travel among all types […]

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Category: Caribbean

Escape to Exclusive Turks & Caicos

As our charter boat dropped anchor on the reef surrounding the Turks & Caicos islands, a feeling of apprehension and excitement welled up inside of me. Never having snorkeled in the ocean before – could I resist slipping overboard when floating above one of the world’s top diving destinations? Adjusting my mask, I cautiously slid […]

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Category: Caribbean

The Bahamas: 3 Ways To Go

Even travelers who have been everywhere are awestruck by the Bahamas. The varieties of blue, green and white that color the water, land and sky of these islands are as brilliant and numerous as the islands themselves, numbering some 700. Here’s a look at three Bahamas getaways, each a prime example of its type, and […]

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Category: Asia & Africa

Cape Town

Until you experience South Africa, it is difficult to explain its boundless charm. From the Cape to near Kruger, South Africa offers unique experiences and amazing scenery. After a 31-hour door-to-door trip, our group’s first outing was the wine lands. After an exceptional tasting and tour of Anura Vineyards, located between Paarl and Stellenbosch, we […]

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Category: US

Take Me to the River

Zipping along the San Antonio River on a bike wasn’t exactly how I’d expect to spend my first few hours in San Antonio, but when I discovered that Mission Reach – the newest section of the city’s famous River Walk – had opened a new segment, I couldn’t resist the chance to explore. I picked […]

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Holiday Happenings: Festive Events and Performances Throughout the Carolinas

From North Carolina’s High Country to the Lowcountry of South Carolina and stretching from sandy shores to wooded hills, there’s plenty to see this holiday season. There’s more to do than cut your own Christmas tree; light shows, festivals, parades, concerts and more wait in cities and towns across the Carolinas. Coast Elizabethan Gardens, on […]

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