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BAHN VOYAGE: Riding the Rails in Germany

BAHN VOYAGE: Riding the Rails in Germany

Travel authority Anne Z. Cooke and photographer Steve Haggerty skip the gas-swilling cars, the rental agreements and the overpriced parking lots that would be Europe. Instead, they ride the rails beginning at Berlin’s main railroad yard called the Hauptbahnhof.

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SPRING MAJESTY: Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings as a Natural Trinity

SPRING MAJESTY: Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings as a Natural Trinity

Intrepid writer and photographer Lisa TE Sonne found wow, awe and aha in a trinity of U.S. National Parks now being branded as “The Majestic Mountain Loop.” From redwoods to waterfalls, The Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park are a travel package of natural wonders in the heart of California.

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Mexico City: Tales of an Aztec emperor, a Spanish conquistador and a flying serpent

Mexico City: Tales of an Aztec emperor, a Spanish conquistador and a flying serpent

Some odd dots were connected in 1519 when Hernan Cortes and his army of 500 conquistadores landed at the Mexican port of Veracruz to launch their invasion of the country. Find out why the emperor of the Aztecs and his quarter-million warriors let the little Spanish army march into their capital without a fight.

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A European Weekend in the Desert of Las Vegas

A European Weekend in the Desert of Las Vegas

It was winter and I’d had enough of it.  Too much snow, too much cold.  I needed a summer in Europe.  I needed to walk in twilight past splashing fountains, to linger over a good meal at an outdoor cafe, to see flowers and statuary and history and art, all placed around me, for no reason except for their beauty.  I needed to experience the joy de vie, the wines and the haute cuisine of the French and Italians.

And so I went to Las Vegas.

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Edu-tourism: Learn something new while you vacation

Edu-tourism: Learn something new while you vacation

Wouldn't it be great if someone came up with a travel deal combining vacations at bucket-list places like Bali with writing classes by professional travel journalists? Well, someone has. 

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Europe’s latest  ‘in’ spot: Cesky Krumlov

Europe’s latest ‘in’ spot: Cesky Krumlov

Chances are you don't know much about Cesky Krumlov. Probably nothing. So you might be surprised to learn this tiny town in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic is fast becoming a huge draw for tourists from all over Europe. 

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Mexican History, Mexican Art: Touring 4 Great Museums in Mexico City

Mexican History, Mexican Art: Touring 4 Great Museums in Mexico City

As the nation’s capital and its largest city, it’s no surprise that Mexico City is a hotspot for Mexican culture, art and history. One of the best ways to appreciate the rich cultural offerings of this exciting metropolis is to visit some of its amazing museums.

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