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Europe River Cruises: The Hottest Trend in Travel

Europe River Cruises: The Hottest Trend in Travel

River cruises are one of the hottest trends in travel, especially on European waterways. Eleven new ships were launched in Europe in 2014 and twelve more are scheduled for christening next year. What explains the rising popularity of Europe river cruises? My husband Gary and I decided to find out. We wanted to see all […]

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Food and Wine Festivals in Napa, Somona and Beyond: Why You Need a Wine Bra!

Food and Wine Festivals in Napa, Somona and Beyond: Why You Need a Wine Bra!

Meet a celebrity chef like Charlie Palmer, sip wine and eat well at the Bacchus-inspired festivals all over the country. How do you find them? C heck the “Events Calendar” in area websites for the latest offerings. For Northern California wine areas try these sites: Healdsburg, Sonoma County, Napa. Survival Tips for Wine Trips Eat […]

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Ten Most Romantic Travel Destinations

Ten Most Romantic Travel Destinations

All destinations are not created equal. Picking the right location for natural beauty, relaxation, superb dining and stunning sunsets can make a difference when you’re falling in love or recharging your relationship. Tips: Buy a rose, pull off the petals and sprinkle them across the bed. Pack a luxurious bubble bath and fill the tub with […]

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Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Pick the perfect romantic destination for you and your loved one with a little help from The Gutsy Traveler and our good friends at Marriott International!

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Students Abroad Safety Tips – Tourist Advice

Students Abroad Safety Tips – Tourist Advice

Safety Tips for students going abroad. From experienced college students and travel expert, Marybeth Bond. Women Travel Statistics indicate that the number one issue for women travelers is safety. Here are practical safety tips compiled by my college-age daughter and her friends, who have recently returned from studying abroad; from Florence to Kathmandu to Buenos […]

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Meeting the locals at an Indian Village in Panama

Meeting the locals at an Indian Village in Panama

In the far northwestern corner of Panama, tucked up next to the border with Costa Rica, the relatively undiscovered Bocas del Toro islands not only have both beautiful beaches and captivating marine animals, but this archipelago also contains intact indigenous Indian culture. In some locations, respectful visitors can be welcomed in an Ngobe Indian village. […]

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Relaxed Island Life in Southern California

Relaxed Island Life in Southern California

Coronado Island is a world away from skyscrapers, freeways and malls, yet it’s only a bridge away from downtown San Diego. Blue skies and warm sun keep watch on 70 miles of beaches in the San Diego area where a gentle Mediterranean climate tempts you to go to the beach. Coronado’s wide, white sand beaches […]

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How to Travel with a New Partner – Travel Advice

How to Travel with a New Partner – Travel Advice

Whether you are headed to Wine Country or to Italy, the first overnight trip you take with a new partner can be tricky. Here is some must-know advice to ensure the two of you travel smoothly together. For your first trip together, start small, go for a weekend. See what kind of travel partners you […]

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New York City Speak-Easy for Cocktails and Food

New York City Speak-Easy for Cocktails and Food

Little Italy in New York offers much more than red sauce dining and the Feast of San Gennaro. Read more from New York City Contributing Writer, Meryl Pearlstein who shares the inside scoop with us. Perhaps you know a bit of the rich and tenacious history of the area, first populated by Germans, then by […]

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Paris Free Street-Music Festival on the Summer Solstice

Paris Free Street-Music Festival on the Summer Solstice

Best Free Street-Music Festival in Europe Don’t miss the “Fete de la Musique” on the summer solstice (June 21st) in Paris. The mood is electric and you get a taste of authentic Paris culture and performances of everything from opera, jazz and rock to hip-hop and electronic music. The music starts early afternoon in some […]

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