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A Family Friendly Road Trip through France

By Kristina Foster | April 5, 2018

Kristina Foster embarks with her family on a voyage through France from the capital to the coastal south.   I wasn’t sure what to expect on a fortnight long, winter road trip with the kids. Cooped up childhood memories of backseat battles with stinky brothers, side of the road toilet stops and barf bags came flooding…

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PARIS IN WINTER

By Michael Webb | March 21, 2018

For lovers, Paris is heaven year round; in winter it’s equally compelling for lovers of museums. The chilly gray days make the boulevards and outdoor cafés less enticing, and prompt you to explore treasures you may have skipped in the spring. Every interest is covered, from aviation (at the Musée de l’Air in the hangars…

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MYANMAR: On the River from Mandalay

By Jane Adams | February 11, 2018

‘Can’t you ‘ear their paddles chunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’-fishes play, An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay!   RUDYARD KIPLING Any list of the world’s great rivers includes the mighty Irrawaddy (aka Ayeyarwady), the backbone and lifeline of the embracing troubled…

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Dutch Treat: Haarlem, Utrecht and the countryside

By Michael Webb | February 3, 2018

Nearly every trip to the Netherlands begins in Amsterdam even though it has become one of the most expensive and touristy cities in Europe. It’s a short train ride from Schiphol, the country’s major airport, but you can as easily detour to Haarlem, which has preserved its historic legacy and its intimate character. The old…

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Enjoy the Modern Architecture of MILAN

By Michael Webb | January 11, 2018

Milan is my favorite Italian city (with Turin running a close second) for the way it reveals its treasures slowly. It has a few of the attractions that lure tour groups, including Leonardo’s over-restored Last Supper and a spiky Gothic cathedral, whose scrubbed facade is 19th-century not medieval. The late Roman Imperial Palace was destroyed…

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Revealing Nature in Izu, JAPAN

By Kristina Foster | December 13, 2017

Kristina Foster slips out of the city stress and bares it all with the family on a journey to the nature filled landscapes of the Izu Peninsula. The Izu peninsula is a resort area popular for hot springs, statuesque coastlines, and scenic mountains. Located about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo and just two hours by fast…

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Hamburg

Old Meets New in HAMBURG

By Michael Webb | August 6, 2017

Hamburg never gets old – it is a feast for lovers of vintage and contemporary architecture, music, and everything maritime. This Hanseatic city continues to renew itself with the development of new quarters like HafenCity making it an exciting stop-over on any European tour.

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Shibuya, Tokyo

Big and Little in JAPAN: Why Tokyo is Good for Kids

By Kristina Foster | July 10, 2017

From cute hedgehog cafes to the giant Pokémon headquarters and the city’s most urban shrine, little travelers can see curious places that are big in Japan.

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E&O, George Town, Penang

George Town, PENANG: Heritage Hotel Capital

By Jane Adams | June 9, 2017

Penang has been named as the premier 2017 Asian ‘Must See’ destination, singled out its street food and art scene. Jane Adams gives her vote to the island’s capital George Town, for its wonderfully preserved heritage hotel.

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Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City

MEXICO City’s Urban Vitality Attracts Visitors

By Michael Webb | May 5, 2017

Mexico City can be exhausting, given its vast extent and horrendous traffic, but it’s also inexhaustible – guaranteed to surprise and delight the traveler who loves urban vitality.

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Reidle Beach Maria Island

The Maria Island Walk, TASMANIA

By Kate Ayrton | April 7, 2017

Take a four-day luxury guided walk through one of the regions most beautiful and unspoiled nature reserves on the East coast of Tasmania.

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Cambria Boardwalk, CA

Discover CAMBRIA on California’s Central Coast

By Liz Laing | March 14, 2017

Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway on California’s central coast and discover the best of California: incredible ocean views along rugged coastlines, dense pine forests and unspoiled beaches.

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