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Bring the Flavors of New Mexico Home With a Cooking Class in Santa Fe

By Hope S. Philbrick
Red or green? Order most anything off a menu in Santa Fe, New Mexico and that’s the inevitable follow-up question. Translation: Do you prefer green or red chile sauce with your meal? If you aren’t well-versed…

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Luscious Seville (Part 2)

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
One of the great luxuries of an extended stay is the spontaneous nature of discovery. Limiting a big city visit to three or four days necessitates rigid scheduling, if we’re to “see everything,” including…

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School Days in Oaxaca – You’re Never Too Old!

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Carnivalesque markets tempt tourists’ pocketbooks, but the best souvenirs come not from markets or museum shops, but from photographs and notes recalling the sweetest spots of a trip. Or just plain memories. When we’re…

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A Feast for the Senses in Southern Mexico

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Colorful and festive in all seasons, the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca delights the senses and tantalizes the mind. Infused with pre-Columbian flavor in the arts, the foods, the rituals and celebrations, Oaxaca provides…

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Toronto: A Wellness Destination – Who Knew?

By Pamela Irving
Most people think of Toronto as the financial center of the North with Bay Street and the Toronto Stock Exchange as the main draw, combined with culture vulturing for festivals from food to music, but who knew…

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A Temporary Post In Luscious Seville, Spain (Part I)

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
“Eye-opening…mind-altering…broadening”, all these terms can describe the travel experience. And residing in an environment and culture other than one’s own takes another step, often changing perspective profoundly.
We arrived by train from Madrid, rolling…

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River Town, Music Town, Fun Town – That’s Memphis! Part 2

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
We sit gazing at the opulent lobby of the Peabody, “the city’s living room,” waiting to grab a cab for the airport. Back in 1935, David Cohn in God Shakes Creation described the space:…

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River Town, Music Town, Fun Town – That’s Memphis! Part 1

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Big fans of the historic hotels of America, we’d long wanted to see the storied Hotel Peabody, and a winning bid for two nights there, in the annual (May) National Trust online auction fundraiser,…

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Mexico City – A Sightseer’s Delight

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
A short week’s stay in Mexico City proved to be full of activity on a trip last December that preceded a longer stay in Oaxaca. We had never been before but will definitely be…

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As Winter Ends, the Capital Ushers in Spring

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Whether you’ve been slammed by snowstorm after snowstorm or you were lucky and only had to deal with a week or two of bitter cold, one of the best antidotes to winter is the annual National Cherry…

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