Europe

Seeing the World through the Eyes of a Child
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Seeing the World through the Eyes of a Child

Multi-generational trips are increasingly in popularity, as baby boomers often travel with their children and grandchildren. Organizations such as Elder Hostel have…

Iceland: One of the World’s Newest Countries
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Iceland: One of the World’s Newest Countries

Iceland is one of the world’s newest counties, geologically, historically, and politically.

Edible Delights of Sicily: Volcanic Vegetables and Succulent Seafood
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Edible Delights of Sicily: Volcanic Vegetables and Succulent Seafood

In eastern Sicily the sky is so blue it hurts your eyes, the water so clear and turquoise you could slip in and…

Baroque Sicily:
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Baroque Sicily:

Baroque Sicily, the southeastern corner of the island, has become a chic place to vacation, as sophisticated travelers seek sand, sun and sumptuous service in a largely undisturbed setting.

Getting "Tattooed" In Edinburgh
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Getting "Tattooed" In Edinburgh

With the sound of bagpipes ringing in my ears, the curtain goes up on The 2006 Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Now in its 57th…

RONDA, SPAIN: Home of the Rooster
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RONDA, SPAIN: Home of the Rooster

DNA scientists have recently announced that the bones in the massive Seville cathedral are, in fact, just as Sevillians have claimed all along, those of Christopher Columbus.

Wiesbaden, a Fairytale Comes to Life
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Wiesbaden, a Fairytale Comes to Life

The Romans discovered Wiesbaden and its 27 hot springs, so seeing part of the Roman Wall was a surprise. Before dinner at the famous Kifer’s, we visited palace-like Kurhaus…

Barging Through Provence, France
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Barging Through Provence, France

It’s what the French call le Train Grande Vitesse (very fast train) or TGV for short. And there we were in plush reserved seats on one heading for a rendezvous with a canal barge for a week of slow cruising, sightseeing and luxuriating with nine other passengers.

Going to London to Visit the Queen’s Castles
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Going to London to Visit the Queen’s Castles

Don’t leave for London without an umbrella because, as every Englishman knows, "Whatever the weather, without a doubt it’s going to rain."