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Immersed and Embraced by Portugal

Immersed and Embraced by Portugal

From the Fado clubs of Lisbon, to the Crayola-bright towers of the Pena Palace at Sintra, Portugal enfolds you in a welcome so warm – bem vinda – you’ll find it hard to leave. It’s not often you meet someone...

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Finding Peace and Love on Ibiza & Formentera

Finding Peace and Love on Ibiza & Formentera

Our world has drifted frighteningly far from the flower power vibe of the 60s, but if you’re longing for a return to the hippies, I know where to find them. They’re on the sunny, relaxed Balearic Islands of Ibiza and...

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The Return of the Queen: Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel

The Return of the Queen: Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel

When a Vancouver developer bought Victoria’s historic Empress hotel in 2014 and announced plans to restore the landmark property, locals held their collective breath. What would become of their beloved hotel that has entertained countless royalty and celebrities and where...

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Making Waves on the Seine

Making Waves on the Seine

In the world of travel, it’s all about more: how to fit more guests on a ship, squeeze more people into a plane, take more travelers onto tours. There’s even a sexy financial catchphrase to describe this phenomenon: economy of...

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Céad míle fáilte… A hundred thousand welcomes

Céad míle fáilte… A hundred thousand welcomes

Dublin, Ireland’s captivating capital city, packs a powerful historic punch while embracing the new and trendy in an eclectic mix of brimming-with-personality attractions. One of the friendliest cities in Europe, it has the advantage of being big enough to be...

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Welcoming the Fabulous Seabourn Ovation

Welcoming the Fabulous Seabourn Ovation

The Seabourn Ovation, the fifth ship in the line’s award-winning fleet and the newest ultra-luxury ship in the industry, was delivered to her proud owners in late April in Genoa, Italy. Another in the line’s highly acclaimed fleet, Seabourn Ovation...

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Blissing out on Norwegian

Blissing out on Norwegian

Norwegian’s newest ship Norwegian Bliss arrived in the U.S. in early May, then sailed through the Panama Canal to her christening ceremony in her first homeport at Pier 66 in Seattle, Washington before departing for her first seven-day voyage to...

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Diplomat Hotel: Stockholm's Stylish Address

Diplomat Hotel: Stockholm's Stylish Address

For a gracious, old-world style hotel with a prestigious address in the heart of Stockholm, look no further than the Diplomat Hotel. The crimson awnings that automatically roll down over the windows in sunshine make it easy to spot from...

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Suite Life: Barberstown Castle, Ireland

Suite Life: Barberstown Castle, Ireland

For the true Irish experience, nothing tops checking into a 13th century castle that today is a four-star country inn - particularly if that castle has a storied past and a resident ghost. Barberstown Castle offers both in one luscious...

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River Cruising Comes of Age

River Cruising Comes of Age

River cruising is becoming ever more popular because the pace and way of life on a river ship is unhurried, yet provides an exceptional, close-up view of your surroundings. Whether you’re sailing in the heart of Europe along some of...

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