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Morocco: A Land of Beauty and Mystery at the Top of Africa

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Morocco: A Land of Beauty and Mystery at the Top of Africa

With its iconic Sahara desert, vibrant Berber culture, and colorful markets, Morocco draws you in and stays with you. With a driver and local guides we soak in the intoxicating beauty of this amazing country at our own pace while also experiencing the hopes, dreams and aspirations of its people. We will a trace a circular path through the country, exploring three of the four imperial cities of Morocco – the historical capitals of Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech.

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The Many Faces of Montenegro

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The Many Faces of Montenegro

Lured by its rugged peaks, deep, lush, blue-watered canyons, Orthodox monasteries, and walled fortress towns along the coast, my husband, Tom, and I chose to visit Montenegro as part of a larger trip to Slovenia, Croatia and Albania.

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Walking the Camino Primativo to Finisterre …

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Walking the Camino Primativo to Finisterre …

The thousand-year-old Camino de Santiago, known in English as the Way of St. James,
also known as the Road to Santiago or simply The Camino (the road), is located in
northwestern Spain and is the oldest tourist route in Europe.

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Art, Architecture, Wine and the Basque Country

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Art, Architecture, Wine and the Basque Country

On a recent trip to northern Spain’s Basque Country, I found a treasure trove of art, architecture and wine (along with some exceptional food and beautiful countryside), and learned how at least two of these – architecture and wine – have transformed the area.

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A Gracious Hostess

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A Gracious Hostess

Known simply as “Savannah’s hotel,” The DeSoto is, in many ways, a microcosm of the city itself.

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Wild Santa Fe

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Wild Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico is filled with wonder, wilderness, and a colorful history. It is one of my favorite places to visit over the holidays and has become a new tradition. The cool, crisp mountain air is delicious, with or without snow, and the sunsets are spectacular — the mountains become filled with a palette of brilliant colors, their layers and depth illuminated. There is much to do aside from enjoying the stunning sunsets, but let me first highly recommend finding a spot where you can sit and be still for this late day event.

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Kyoto, Japan: Romantic and Beautiful

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Kyoto, Japan: Romantic and Beautiful

I’ve visited Japan three times over the past forty years, most recently in January, 2017.  My wife and I chose to spend most of our time in Kyoto; it’s much smaller than Tokyo yet has more cultural sites, and is the home of my friend, Jay Klaphake, Organizer of TEDxKyoto.

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Worlds Away: Iceland’s Mysterious Beauty

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Worlds Away: Iceland’s Mysterious Beauty

Tom and I have chosen to go to Iceland in the shoulder season, when the temperatures average from a low of 40° F (4° C) to a high of 50° F (10° C). We also want to avoid the summer tourists. Iceland is slightly smaller than the state of Kentucky with a population of less than 333,000, sparsely populated to say the least.

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Iceland’s Winter Magic

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Iceland’s Winter Magic

When a dear friend casually mentions that she is planning a trip to Iceland with a mutual friend I immediately pounce. “Iceland? I’m going with you,” I announce, never even considering that she may not want me to join them. I have wanted to go to Iceland ever since catching a glimpse of the northern lights from a plane window while travelling to northern Europe with my father as a child.

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Santa Fe: A Winter Adventure

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Santa Fe: A Winter Adventure

After long, hot, humid Florida summers, and even seemingly warm winters, snow and cooler weather can provide the perfect respite. A delightful, easy place to find it during the holiday season is Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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