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Ski Utah…or Don’t

By Hope S. Philbrick
What are couples to do if one partner loves to ski but the other person doesn’t? Of course separate vacations are one option (and, until this year, what Dean and I chose), but Ski Utah has…

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Two Great Reasons to Visit Phoenix Now: Golf and Value

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
In college, when nobody had any money, we’d wait until noon to get the best golf deals, and end up dragging our pull carts nine holes for a mere $2. It was a steal,…

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Avoiding Comparisons Best Way to Visit Charleston

By Hope S. Philbrick
In one episode of Seinfeld, Elaine befriends three guys similar to Jerry, George and Kramer except they’re much nicer and well mannered. The eerie coincidences convince her she’s stepped into a “Bizzaro World.” At first she’s…

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A Real Taste of New Orleans

Story and photos by John Griffin
New Orleans has long been known for its lively Cajun and Creole fare that mix seafood with spices in truly alchemical ways. But to limit your diet to gumbo or jambalaya is to miss…

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Semester In North Africa – A Fond Farewell

By Katherine Lochery
December 30, 2009 – I stare with wonder at the henna that covers my hands. So intricate and elegant, this work of art was presented as a farewell gift from my host family. For over an hour,…

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Semester in North Africa – Festival of Sacrifice

By Katherine Lochery
December 7, 2009 – The days from Thanksgiving to the end of that weekend I probably consumed the most food I have ever eaten in my life. I don’t say this in that cute way that…

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The Flavors of Montréal

By Hope S. Philbrick
Depending on where you’re coming from, a trip to Montréal can be less expensive than a trip to Paris but equally charming. Full of history and spectacular architecture you’ll find French language, food and style in…

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Semester in North Africa – Moroccan Mamas

November 17, 2009 – She sits next to me on the couch, surveying the others that surround the small table. The mother of five, she is the queen at mealtimes – distributing the bread and allocating the meat to her…

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Shoulder Season Cruising Makes the Mediterranean a Great Value

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
Just a few months earlier I had sworn that the next time I visited Venice, it’d be with a guy. But here I stood, in arguably the most romantic city in the world, with…

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Camping Connection – When the Twinkling Lights Are City Lights

By Bill Steiden
One of the big draws for most who go camping is a change in surroundings from our workaday urban or suburban world. We want to see trees, streams, fields, mountains – something other than cars and concrete…

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