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La Dolce Vita Part 2 – On the Water

Seven of us rented a villa in Lezzano on Lake Como, Italy for a week. After we felt comfortable on land and explored the area a bit including taking the local bus to Bellagio, we decided to rent a boat […]

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La Dolce Vita Part 2 – On the Water

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Seven of us rented a villa in Lezzano on Lake Como, Italy for a week. After we felt comfortable on land and explored the area a bit including taking the local bus to Bellagio, we decided to rent a boat […]

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La Dolce Vita

After spending five days in Lugano, Switzerland with 65 of my oldest friends, seven of us were traveling on to Lake Como for some R&R. We rented a villa

Vegetarian entree on the Carnival Magic.

Special diets and cruising

Vegetarian entree on the Carnival Magic. You’ve been dreaming about taking a cruise, but is it a possibility if you or a member of your family is on a special

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Switzerland here I come but first stop The Big Apple

I took the bus to New York City. I have been to New York six or seven times in the past ten years. The bus is the cheapest way

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The Glamorous World of Air Travel

A couple of months ago I took a trip and found that my boarding pass said “TSA Pre-check”.  I didn’t notice it until the official at security told me

Show Gals on the Strip

Wandering and wondering in Las Vegas

Las Vegas - It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. One day when I was there in early May, the temperature hit 102 degrees.

The Navajo Bridges--one for vehicles and the other for pedestrians.

Scenes from the Grand Canyon

The Navajo Bridges--one for vehicles and the other for pedestrians. (Bill Hughes) From May 5 to May 10, we rafted on the Colorado River. We started out at Lee’s Ferry,

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Austria on my mind

Watching Austria win Eurovision last week reminded me of my visits to Austria over the years. The first was when I was 17 and had just graduated high school in

St. John's Trunk Bay is considered one of the world's most beautiful beaches. (Larryl Luxner)

Virgin Islands tourist officials optimistic for 2014

St. John's Trunk Bay is considered one of the world's most beautiful beaches. (Larryl Luxner) U.S. Virgin Islands expect 2017 to be a banner year for tourism, officials are predicting. But

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Eaten Alive by Army Ants

Many years ago I lived on an agricultural research station in Africa.  One evening I was on my porch in Ibadan, Nigeria, having a beer and bored out of

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