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Travel News: March 16, 2018
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Japan’s railway operators use local attractions to draw foreign touristsKyodo News Plus

Japanese railway operators are making the most of local sightseeing spots along their routes to attract more fore...

Walking the Seaside Promenade of Split, Croatia
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How To Be a Very Corny Tourist in Pisa, Italy
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Last year, I had the somewhat unique opportunity to join two very different Mediterranean cruises; one with Azamara Club Cruises and the other with Viking Ocean. Both started in Barcelona and ended in Rome, but many of the ports of call and certainly the experiences were very different from one another. One of the commonalities though was spending time at the Tuscan cruise port in Livorno. It’s from this ba...

Travel News: March 8, 2018

New cruise line aimed at millennials forced to scrap age limit Telegraph.co.uk

The world’s first cruise line for millennials – which intended to ban over-45s when it launches in April – has been forced to ditch its age limit just weeks before se...

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego
Back to Basics in Bangkok – Remembering Why I Love the City
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I honestly probably shouldn’t love Bangkok as much as I do. My first trip there many years ago was also my first time visiting a so-called developing country. I still vividly remember walking out of the airport and being inundated by, everything. The smells, the wet air and the cacophony of people was all a lot to take. I got used to the beautiful frenzy of Bangkok though fai...

Animals of the Great Migration in Tanzania
Buggy Tour in Iceland – My “Amazing Race” Inspired Off-Road Adventure
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There was a time, in the not so distant past, when I labeled myself as an adventure traveler. While I still do enjoy some adventure experiences, many of them I just don’t like. For some reason though, in Iceland things are different; I change. I revert to my old adventure traveling ways and embrace the moment, always happy for the experience. One of the most thrilling advent...

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Do You Know the Way to Saint-Tropez…?
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First of all, let me apologize for the title of this post, but I couldn’t resist no matter how corny it may be. The fact is though that my visit to one of France’s swankiest coastal communities, Saint-Tropez, was anything but corny. No, it was one of many highlights while sailing the Mediterranean with Viking Ocean C...