Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sydney

The Southern Swan

Whether you live in Sydney or you’re a first-time visitor, you can’t witness the majestic Sydney Harbour without feeling a soulful longing to be out on the water. And when there are one million people lining the harbor to see the world’s biggest fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, the only way to escape the […]

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January 23, 2017 by
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Island-Hopping in Dubrovnik

Island of Sipan

“I am your captain and this is my espresso,” said the captain as he passed out traditional Croatian rakija, the most common form of domestic alcohol served throughout Croatia, to the passengers on board his ship. “Cheers, salud, Živeli!” And with that we set sail across the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea on the […]

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January 19, 2017 by
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Quiet Time with Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer

Visiting Rio de Janiero was on my bucket since before I’d even filled out my first passport application. At the very top of the list? A visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue – an imposing concrete and soapstone statue that soars over 100 feet into the air and whose arm span seems to […]

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January 17, 2017 by
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Vegas, Baby – A New Spin on Sin City

Vegas

You’re a traveler in search of thrills. Those experiences that get the adrenaline flowing, the blood pumping and of course, boost those hard-earned bragging rights. A good story to tell your friends, and the photos to back it up. You open up your browser and start searching destinations: Climbing Everest? Too dangerous. Surfing the world’s […]

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January 13, 2017 by
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A Taste of Trastevere in a Hidden Roman Villa

Trastevere

Ah, Italy. Red-checked tablecloths, fat candles dripping wax into empty tomato sauce cans. Carafes of red wine. It’s already an obvious fact that dining out in Italy is a memorable event. And if you’re looking for another authentic Roman dining experience, cross the River Tiber to Trastevere, into a historic working class neighborhood that boasts […]

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January 12, 2017 by
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Holy, Hot Wheels!

Cars at the Starting Line Ready to Race

Hot Wheels cars. Micro Machines. The Hess Truck at Christmas. I have a deep connection to anything with wheels and it started early in life. Just thinking of driving somewhere fast fills me with the kind of adolescent glee associated with snowy Christmas mornings or news of A-ha’s latest album release. So when I learned […]

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January 3, 2017 by
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Scratch the Surface: 11 of the World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Though churches, theaters, mountains, and museums are staple attractions when getting to know a new location, a look below the surface can reveal spectacular and little-known sights you probably wouldn’t find on a postcard. From underground churches, gardens, wineries, and music festivals, these top attractions from around the world are definitely worth a trip below […]

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November 4, 2016 by
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Inside Look: Lido de Paris “Paris Merveilles” Dinner and Show

Paris Lido

My husband and I didn’t know what to expect from our evening out in one of the most famous nightclubs in Paris. Arriving at the Lido de Paris on the glamorous Champs-Elysées, it was obvious it would be a memorable experience. From dressing nicely to seeing the famous Bluebell Girls and an impressive cabaret show, […]

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September 9, 2016 by
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The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

tokyo concert hall

What makes a great concert hall? The conductor? Acoustics? Its design? All these elements come together in the concert halls of the world’s top 10 classical music cities.

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September 6, 2016 by
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Playa Del Carmen Food Tour – Discovering Authentic Mexican Flavors

Pozole at Mi Abuelita

Tex Mex is so delicious; we had been eating it by the bucket load in the United States. But we were now in Mexico and I wanted to further explore the local cuisine. I knew I couldn’t find that on the popular and touristy 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen, so I found the Viator […]

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September 2, 2016 by
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