Category: Europe, World

Cycle Through History

Perhaps better known for its high-speed autobahn than its meandering roadways, Germany is the ideal landscape to enjoy one of its sons’ inventions — the bicycle. A bit more than 200 years ago, inventor and aristocrat Karl von Drais mounted the two-wheeled, self-propelled vehicle he had invented and rode it from Mannheim, Germany toward the […]

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Category: World

Culinary Travel

Immersive travel with curated foodie experiences from AAA Travel partners For many travelers, the culinary aspect isn’t just incorporated into the vacation experience. It’s often a major component that drives travel decisions. That’s certainly evident in a recent AAA travel survey that revealed 75 percent of Americans believe food and dining are an important part […]

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Category: Caribbean, World

In an Abacos State of Mind

Diving for spiny lobsters, scoping blue holes and sipping on a smile Roughly halfway through a Bahamian rhythmic massage, the masseuse hits pause on alternating between her stress-melting kneading and gentle drumming action.  I’m about to nod off when all of the sudden a rapid cooling sensation crawls across my back and it’s goose bump […]

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Category: Caribbean, World

Aruba: Happy Days – Easy Stay

There are dozens of reasons why this sunny isle makes for a foolproof island destination, but here are just a few. It’s easy to get to: hop on a plane in Atlanta or Charlotte, and it’s just four hours to Aruba’s large, modern airport. The beaches are long, white, lapped by the turquoise Caribbean Sea […]

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Category: World

In Monet’s Garden

“I am good for nothing except painting and gardening. My greatest masterpiece is my garden.” — Claude Monet   Such a statement coming from a leading artist of the Impressionism Movement in the late 1800s and early 1900s! The works of Monet the painter are well known, but to truly discover his accomplishments as a […]

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Category: World

Hamilton’s Nevis

Often overshadowed by its glitzier Caribbean neighbors, Nevis led a quiet existence until 2015, when the blockbuster play Hamilton premiered on Broadway. Three years later, the island buzzes with Hamilton buffs — called Hamilfans — in search of bits of information about the early life of America’s first treasury secretary. Along the way, the island’s […]

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Wine and Rhine with AmaWaterways

A European river cruise has long been on my travel to-do list. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the AmaWaterways “Enchanting Rhine (Wine Cruise)”, I was all in. Bob and Lynette Morus, proprietors of Phelps Creek Vineyards in Oregon, traveled with us. They hosted wine tastings and lectures throughout our journey. I could […]

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Category: Cruises, US, World

Rock ‘N’ Roll is Here to Stay on Rocky’s Rockin’ Cruises

It’s prom night, and you’re wrapped in taffeta, hearing the squeaking soles of dancing shoes all across the room. The band is live, and they’re playing your favorite song. You haven’t heard that one in years. You and your date dance the night away together. People all around are wearing bobby socks and poodle skirts. […]

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