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April 1, 2017

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Medallion Class Ocean Cruises A new innovation by Carnival Corporation will be introduced this year on board some of the ships of Princess Cruise Line.  O C E A N (One Cruise Experience Access Network) is a new tool designed to connect passengers with the ship in a unique way The Ocean Medallion will be worn by the […]

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February 7, 2017

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New Caribbean Hotels As we mentioned in last month’s issue, there are many new or renovated hotels opening in the Caribbean and Mexico this year. These hotels give you more diverse accommodation choices. Here are just a few. Turks And Caicos: In November, Beach Enclave, a new collection of luxury villas on Provodenciales, unveiled the […]

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January 5, 2017

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Looking Forward to 2017 Time and time again, the resilience of travelers manages to come through in spite of tragic global events. France in particular took a huge hit with a decrease in tourism; however, travelers are coming back to enjoy the fabulous history and culture of the region.  In fact, it remains number 2 […]

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November 2, 2016

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The Fallacy of Cheap.  We all want to get a great “deal.” But that does not necessarily mean “cheap.”  We seem to have a fixation with cheap.  What we really want, we believe, is VALUE; and it’s important to note the difference.  Price is what you pay; value is what you receive.  There are many […]

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September 14, 2016

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A TASTE OF BORDEAUX We just returned from a fabulous river cruise in France. We began this amazing vacation with a two-night stay in Paris, the magical “City of Light,” enjoying a panoramic tour of the city’s top sights and an evening tour of Montmartre and Sacre-Coeur. Montmartre has long been known as the premier […]

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August 10, 2016

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A brief history of the Olympics Since the Rio Games have begun, we thought it might be fun to take a look at a brief history.  According to the Greek history, the first Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC, although it is thought that they began much earlier.  Dedicated to the 12 […]

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July 7, 2016

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Iconic Hotels Celebrated in Song There are some hotels you just know, whether you’ve ever stayed there or not. These iconic hotels are famous for a variety of reasons—historically or in movies; but all inspired favorite songs. Copacabana Palace Rio’s Copacabana Palace, which dates back to 1923, is a historic Art Deco hotel just off the […]

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June 15, 2016

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5 Hidden Caribbean Islands to Visit Now Plan to visit one of these obscure, off the beaten path islands soon where the weather is tropical and the way of live slow and unhurried. There are no mega all inclusive resorts here now yet the activities are many. Relax by the beach or pool or dive, […]

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May 4, 2016

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Attributes of  the Top River Cruise Companies There is more to river cruising than Viking.  When comparing the many river cruise lines, only Scenic includes all attributes: all excursions, exclusive events, all beverages (including alcoholic and specialty coffees) onboard bicycles, fitness center, step-out balconies, room service, in-room mini bar, additional dining venues, personal butler, included port […]

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April 6, 2016

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Exercise Vigilance When Traveling   The world has yet again experienced a horrific terrorist attack perpetrated by a few hateful and ill-informed people. We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of those murdered and our best wishes to the injured for a speedy recovery. The U.S. State Department has issued travel advisories […]

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