Nova Scotia’s Napa: Eleven Wineries, Farms and Markets

January 28, 2015

 Nova Scotia’s Annapolis County To say that Nova Scotia is a food lover’s paradise, is an understatement.  The Atlantic Canadian province makes it easy for travelers to find just-caught seafood and farm-fresh produce and to sample its award-winning wines.  They can follow the Chowder Trail or explore the Annapolis Valley. Visitors can drive the entire […]

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What Time Is It in Cancun? One Hour Later

January 27, 2015

Cancun Changes Time Zone to Take Advantage of Extra Hour  As of February 1, Cancun will be treating tourists to one more hour of fun, culture and beautiful beaches, as the state of Quintana Roo officially changes time zones from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST). After more than two years of […]

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My First Visit to Lorraine

January 26, 2015

It makes me feel old to say this, but I remember the first time I drove into France as an adult. The year was 1988, and we had  flown into Stuttgart, Germany and we crossed the border into the region of Lorraine France. At dinner one night, we got to talking  to the owner of […]

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A Two-Nation Vacation on a Small Ship this Summer

January 15, 2015

Experience the best of New Brunswick on this two nation vacation!  In historic Saint John, the oldest incorporated city in Canada, walk in the footsteps of British Loyalists, taste local delicacies at the City Market, and browse shops in the historic uptown area.  Cruise the highest tides in the world in the breathtakingly beautiful Bay […]

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I Took My Parents to Italy

January 8, 2015

It began with a loan.  My parents were kind to me when I told them back in 2002 that I wanted to buy a travel website.  They sent me a check to help me pay for it and then a few years later, it turned into my full time job.  I owed these wonderful people […]

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Cuba: You May Be Ready but The Country Is Not–Yet Anyway

December 29, 2014

Like everyone, we were thrilled with President Obama’s decision to normalize relations in Cuba.  So in the forseeable future you might be able to legally visit this intriguing nation. But sadly there are still lots of barriers to a visit, that until changed make Cuba unlike any other country in the region. From our friends […]

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