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Gourmet Barging in Burgundy, France

Gourmet Barging in Burgundy, France

The mere name Burgundy evokes splendid wines, fine cellars, history and epicurean feasts. The secret is out among wine and food connoisseurs — the best way to sample it all is aboard a luxury barge cruising along the Burgundy canals.       Barging is not a river cruise If you are thinking a barge […]

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Gutsy? Adventurous? Reckless? We Biked Across America for Osteoporosis Charity: the Toughest Thing I’ve Ever Done!

Gutsy? Adventurous? Reckless? We Biked Across America for Osteoporosis Charity: the Toughest Thing I’ve Ever Done!

WHY?  For reasons that made perfect sense to us, but not to my husband or most of my friends, we chose to bike from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast, camping, preparing our own meals and charting our own course unassisted by a professional support van. Our roadblocks were logistical challenges and unanswered questions.  How […]

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The Best Travel Apps for 2016

The Best Travel Apps for 2016

As avid travelers, we want to share the best travel apps we have found useful before and during our journeys worldwide.  Trip Planning Apps Solotraveller app (notice the double ll in the word “traveler”) is a cool tool for  you to expand the network of people you know in the world and connect instantly with […]

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Cleveland Boasts a Vibrant Art Scene

Cleveland Boasts a Vibrant Art Scene

Cleveland is in the news. I grew up in Akron, Ohio and since it has changed a lot since I was a kid.   Today, visitors to Cleveland will find a world-class arts and culture scene in opulent vaudeville-style theaters and former industrial factories as well as in off-the-beaten path colorful neighborhoods. The city boasts […]

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Walking Tours in England

Walking Tours in England

Tours in England often overlook the fabulous footpaths in the Cotswolds.  The ancient network of footpaths were created over the centuries as villagers found the quickest way to their place of work, local market or church.

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Women Travel Safety: Attacks in India and Mexico: Travelers Do’s and Don’ts

Women Travel Safety: Attacks in India and Mexico: Travelers Do’s and Don’ts

From Acapulco to New Delhi — in tourist bars, hotel rooms, taxis and deserted streets, women are less safe than ever. Traveling to see the world is exciting and entirely safe for most of us, most of the time.  However, for us, for women, we move around the world with a different mind set, one […]

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In Nepal, One Women Helps End Child Slavery

In Nepal, One Women Helps End Child Slavery

In Nepal, child slavery wasn’t on the national radar until one women came upon the scene.  Olga and I became friends over a decade ago. At that time she told me  “some women fall in love with men–I fall in love with countries.” She visited Nepal in 1984 to go trekking in the Himalayas where she […]

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Travel With Teens. Tips and best vacations.

Travel With Teens. Tips and best vacations.

Why Travel With Teens? Attitude with a capital A, sullen silence and mono-syllabic conversations are only half the fun of traveling with teens. Add to this the pungent aroma of smelly socks (travel with teenage boys), or being locked out of the bathroom for hours (travel with teenage girls) and you might wonder if family […]

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Five tips for traveling where you don’t speak the language

Five tips for traveling where you don’t speak the language

Living in a rural village in Nepal taught me a thing or two about surviving in a country where you don’t speak the language. With a little help from your smartphone and a healthy dose of humility, it is easy to enjoy yourself regardless of your lingual abilities. Translator Apps are an excellent alternative to flipping through a […]

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Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

“Polar bears  move as if the country has belonged to them always.” John Muir, on a visit to the Arctic in 1899 Less than an hour after we landed in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada at the remote lodge on Hudson Bay, we saw our first polar bear. In fact, it was a cuddly-looking mother and cub […]

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