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Greece Off The Grid

Greece Off The Grid

THE CITY RISES ON TWO HILLS, buildings of white and pink and orange and blue, climbing away from the sea. One is crowned with a Catholic Cathedral, the other, an Orthodox church. Settlement on this island dates back more than...

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Uncovering the Secrets of the Douro

Uncovering the Secrets of the Douro

LAST SUMMER, two weeks after we received our second COVID-19 vaccinations, Emerald Waterways announced that Emerald Radiance would return to sailing Portugal’s Douro River. Travel Karma! We were yearning to travel and an Emerald cruise in Portugal had oodles of...

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Sailing Beyond the Edge

Sailing Beyond the Edge

I MUST ADMIT that I am an unabashed Celebrity Cruises fan. I’ve always felt this way about this premium cruise company but never more so than since the launch of their fantastic Edge series in 2018. These ships are simply...

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Back In Time: Exploring Turkey’s Historic Sites

Back In Time: Exploring Turkey’s Historic Sites

I’M STANDING ON A grassy bank, staring at the sparkling Aegean Sea. A gentle breeze blows, and although there’s a steady stream of people, most of us are silent, not because of the pretty view, but because we’re standing on...

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Revisiting The Idyllic Adriatic By Yacht

Revisiting The Idyllic Adriatic By Yacht

ANTICIPATION IS running at full throttle for the day that I can return to cruising. Not just because of a fabulous super yacht being custom designed to sail the warm waters of the Adriatic, the Red and Mediterranean Seas. Not...

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Summertime in Switzerland

Summertime in Switzerland

IN MY MIND, Switzerland is always snowy – and I imagine myself schussing down an alp. In reality, my chance to tour Switzerland came in summer and while the Alps were definitely there, no skiing was involved. Instead, my time...

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Provence: A Feast for the Soul

Provence: A Feast for the Soul

IN MY WORLD of daydreams, owning a second home in the South of France is a forever fantasy. Not the southern France of shimmering beaches, bling boutiques and chic villas along the Riviera, but inland, in Provence with the perfect...

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A River Less Travelled with Avalon Waterways

A River Less Travelled with Avalon Waterways

Vanessa has returned from an Avalon Waterways trip sailing along the Moselle River, which runs through the Mosel Valley and is considered to be the best place for Riesling in the world, and here are her impressions: The Moselle river,...

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Sink Your Teeth Into This UNESCO Cultural Experience

Sink Your Teeth Into This UNESCO Cultural Experience

When is a pizza not just a pizza?  When you're dining on a piece of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Possibly the world's most beloved comfort food, game-day dinner, kids' birthday party treat and party go-to take-out, the humble...

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Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

A night time market in the grounds of a castle.  Fires and torches and twinkling lights, the smell of evergreen boughs, the best German Christmas culinary treats and artisans selling authentic German arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and cozy winter...

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