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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Europe

Exploring World Wars in Europe

By Penny Musco I’ve been interested in World War II nearly all my life. Probably because my parents, maternal grandparents and in-laws all served either in the armed forces or in war-related industries then. I discovered YouTube’s “The Great War”...

The Pleasures of Prague

By Suzanne Ball “You’re so wise to be here now,” the waiter said as he set down my Pilsner Urquell beer and prepared to take my order. “It’s too crowded in the summer.” I didn’t tell him that fall is my...

Liechtenstein’s Mountain Majesty

By Amy Eckert Rugged lavender-gray peaks soar overhead, often crowned with snow. Wildflower-strewn meadows carpet the hills above crystal-clear mountain lakes and medieval castles perch dramatically above the Rhine Valley. At just over 60 square miles — territory some five percent...

Discover the Islands of Ireland’s Western Connemara

By L.A. Jackson Off the western edge of Ireland's Connemara District, land gives way to the mighty Atlantic Ocean, but only begrudgingly, as there are islands dotting the coastline that continue to resist the incessant will of the waves. Three...

Ride Through History with a German Cycling Tour

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...

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...

Cruising the Romantic Danube

Moonbeams danced playfully on the surface of the Danube, competing with reflections from Budapest’s myriad lights, as the Viking Egil cruised unhurriedly past stately 19th-century architecture and impressive monuments in Hungary’s capital city, adoringly called the Queen of the...

Holland in Bloom

By Tom Wuckovich I believe passionately that Holland is enchanting any time of the year. But Holland at springtime, now that’s magical. It’s the season when the tulips are in full bloom, and the fields and farms are vibrant carpets...

Savvy Shopping

Christmas is just around the corner, and it's time to compile the shopping list. But this year, why not think outside the box? Instead of fighting the mall crowds, combine a vacation getaway with your quest for the perfect...

UNIWORLD’S Queen Isabel

Treat yourself to a Uniworld voyage through the Douro River Valley and you can count on exploring these compelling sites and cities: the medieval treasure-trove of Porto, Portugal, where the Douro River, rising in Spain, reaches the Atlantic Ocean;...

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Hang Out Along the Hammock Coast

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher Between Myrtle Beach’s high-rise condos and Charleston’s Southern city charm lies the “Hammock...

Fast Getaways

By Kristy Tolley Charleston + Carnival = One Convenient Cruise Sometimes you just have to get away. Turquoise waters and blue skies beckon. However, a Caribbean...

Go Explore: Hampton Roads Virgina

Hampton Roads, Virginia, is comprised of seven cities: Portsmouth, Newport News, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Virginia Beach and Suffolk. Named after the old shipping lanes...

Edenton: An Inner Banks Hidden Gem

By Vanessa Infanzon Finding Edenton is like discovering your own corner of paradise. Tree-lined streets with beautiful homes compel guests to stop and marvel at...

Member Spotlight: Muggsy Bogues and Brittney Bogues

Muggsy Bogues At 5’3”, AAA Member Muggsy Bogues might have been an unlikely candidate for a career as point guard in the NBA. He not...