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Pedaling Through the Emerald Isle

Pedaling Through the Emerald Isle

If life seems richer, greener, and more melodic in Ireland, that’s because there is simply more clear air, clean water, verdant countryside, and heart-lifting music in everyday life. For ten entrancing days, I cycled the quiet back roads of the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula in southwest Ireland. By day, I wheeled down […]

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The Nuances of Normandy: Monet, Chanel and Julia Child Found Inspiration Here, and You Will Too

The Nuances of Normandy: Monet, Chanel and Julia Child Found Inspiration Here, and You Will Too

Like countless other Francophiles, I am captivated by French art, history and fashion, as well as the cheeses, wine, pastries, cuisine and films of France. I saw Midnight in Paris, with Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams, twice. So when I heard about a trip to Normandy, I signed up pronto and started packing my chicest […]

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Istanbul, Turkey Tantalizes the Senses

Istanbul, Turkey Tantalizes the Senses

Considered a favorite city by many Europeans, Istanbul is vibrant, exotic, chaotic and very exciting. I spent eight dynamic days in Istanbul, wandering the lesser known neighborhoods, riding the trams and ferries, zipping back and forth between the Asian and European sides and seeing more than just the mosques’ minarets. Istanbul appealed to all my […]

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Walking Tours in England: Why and How in the Cotswolds

Walking Tours in England: Why and How in the Cotswolds

The  Cotswolds are known as the walking capital of England. Why?  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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Planning Your Trek on El Camino de Santiago

Planning Your Trek on El Camino de Santiago

Since the ninth century, millions of world travelers have embarked on Spain’s ancient Camino de Santiago trail, the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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Top Turkey Destinations: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia and More

Top Turkey Destinations: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia and More

The spires and summits of mosques, churches and rolling hills are the first thing to greet descending travelers as they arrive in one of Turkey’s many airports. A country rich in culture and history, its architecture is one of the most enduring memories visitors take away. With strong influences from the Ottoman Empire, much of […]

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The Grand Canyon of Greece: Hiking to Cliff-top Monasteries in Meteora

The Grand Canyon of Greece: Hiking to Cliff-top Monasteries in Meteora

The best part of any good hike is the reward of an epic view.You sweat and trek your way to the top, and your hard work is repaid with a view that makes you realize just how small you are in a very big world. My hike to the Holy Trinity Monastery in Meteora, Greece […]

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Trending Now: Istanbul’s Hip Neighborhoods, Restaurants

Trending Now: Istanbul’s Hip Neighborhoods, Restaurants

Istanbul is the “Flavor of the Month” for many international travelers and abuzz with “not to be missed” old and new attractions, restaurants, luxe digs, and bohemian neighborhoods. 

If it’s your first visit to Istanbul, the top attractions no one should miss are: the majestic 6th-century Byzantine Basilica of Aya Sophia, the Ottoman Palace of […]

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Paris from the Towers of Notre Dame

Paris from the Towers of Notre Dame

  Paris promises something for everyone – sophistication, beauty, culture, history, cuisines, art, escape and that nebulous quality called ambiance. Hopefully when you visit Paris you’ll carve out time to do more than rush to the major tourists sites; the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Muse d’Orsay. A Visit to the towers of NOTRE DAME […]

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Gutsy Woman of the Month: Bedriye Hülya

Gutsy Woman of the Month: Bedriye Hülya

I’m going to tell you right away what the best part of my job is: meeting amazing people when I travel. I looked up a friend-of-a friend in Istanbul recently and was really glad I did. Bedriye Hülya is an attractive young woman with an impressive list of accomplishments. She uses her energy, inspiration and skills to help […]

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