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Golfing the Emerald Isle On My Own – But Definitely Not Alone

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
The fifty-something Irish salesman sucked down another vodka-diet as if one more might make my comments seem perfectly sensible.
You? A woman? From America? In Ireland? All by yourself? Traveling? Alone? Here?
Imagine if…

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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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Semester in North Africa – Morocco, Top to Bottom

October 23, 2009 – Since I last wrote, I have come to discover that, although it may look quite diminutive on a map, Morocco is home to a remarkable variety of landscapes. I spent the first week or so of…

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Semester in North Africa – Change is Good

September 30, 2009 – During the past two weeks, the pace of life in Morocco has undergone a complete transformation. Whereas the days here once meant hunger, bad-tempered drivers, and quieter streets, daylight is now synonymous with the buzz of…

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Nantes: A Fresh View of France

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
If you follow the Loire River southwest of Paris past Blois and all those grand chåteaux, near the end about thirty miles short of the Atlantic, you will find the astonishing city of…

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Camping Connection – A New England Experience Where?

By Bill Steiden
A rocky-shored island with granite cliffs and gravelly beaches in a northern clime, surrounded by sailboat-studded blue waters; a summer resort set in a Victorian village, accessible by ferry and steeped in history.
Martha’s Vineyard, right?
Actually,…

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Old Saybrook and the Connecticut River

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
History is everywhere in Connecticut. The southern New England state is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum – the Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford – as well as a university that’s a good bit older…

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Mud, Golf, Ruins and More in Northern New Mexico

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
As night wore on and our bodies continued steeping in the 104-degree arsenic mineral pool, the quiet conversation shifted to something downright dirty. Soon, it was all we could think about, that three-letter word.…

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Savoring Paris

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Everyone returns home from Paris with a great story, and it often revolves around the fantastic cheeses, the amazing wines or the stunning sights. I skipped over the first two and skated through part of the…

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Gracious Graz

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
You think you’ve done Austria? Visited Vienna, loved Linz, stuck on Salzburg, intrigued by Innsbruck? How about directing your sights southeastward, over the snow-capped mountains toward the lovely city of Graz?
A rich history,…

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