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  1. House  (Photo by Richie Holbert)

    The Hermitage – Nashville, TN

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    Traveling east from Nashville, a dozen or so easy miles, the Hermitage manor lies hidden down a long cedar-lined drive. We’ve seen the highway signs for this historic site and heard tales of its splendor, but I never understood the true import of the place until recently. 

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  2. Newcastle bridges

    Newcastle-Gateshead UK: “City of Bridges”

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     Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant world class destination united by seven bridges. Often overlooked as a destination, I recently traveled to this most amazing city which offers so much for the traveler who enjoys Roman architecture to Georgian masterpieces!  Come as we explore!

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  3. The Lucerne

    Big Apple Hidden Gem - The Lucerne: NYC

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    Give my regards to Broadway, but let me stay on the Upper West Side! I try to find hotels for you in the Big Apple that won’t break the bank, and believe me, that’s hard to do. I have written about two other properties in New York City and now you can add this gem to your list.

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  4. Highlights of Morocco

    Highlights of Morocco

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    Along the northern coast of Africa sits the amazing country of Morocco. It boasts incredibly diverse – and beautiful landscapes, and is home to a wonderfully diverse population. On the “Highlights of Morocco” tour, you’ll get to know the vibrant culture and colorful backdrops that distinctively define Morocco. 

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  5. Grand Union Hotel

    A Trip Back In Time - Grand Union Hotel: Fort Benton, Montana

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    If your travels take you near Great Falls, Montana, then please add a couple nights and visit the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton. Located 36 miles north of Great Falls, this is Montana’s oldest operating hotel. Built in 1882, 7 years before Montana became a state and at the height of the Steamboat era, this property cost $50,000 to construct and $150,000 to furnish. It ran on hard times in the 1980’s and had to close, but thanks to Jim and Cheryl Gagnon, Montana natives, the hotel was purchased by them in 1997, restored and then reopened in 1999. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  6. Travel Photography Tips: Part One

    Travel Photography Tips: Part One

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    Five Photography Tips from Richard and Amy Lynn, the authors, photographers, and publishers of The Sarcastic Lens:  An Ordinary Couple’s Photographic Journey through the Animal Kingdom.

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  7. Discover Panama

    Discover Panama

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    Panama. The beautiful country situated between North and South America is just waiting to be discovered, and this 9-day guided tour is the perfect way to do it!

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  8. Buddha

    Hong Kong: One Country, Two Systems

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    Most of baby boomers are familiar with the history of Hong Kong, especially with the  July 1, 1997 new ruling principle for the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. With this agreement, China allowed Hong Kong to remain autonomous, keeping their capitalist system and independent judiciary and rule of law – all separate from Mainland China's influence. Free trade and freedom of speech was to be tolerated though recently we have witness the students in the streets, objecting to the policy of China's approvals of politicians running for office in Hong Kong.

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  9. Tick Protection with Insect Shield Repellent  Apparel

    Tick Protection with Insect Shield Repellent Apparel

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    May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, the start of summer travel season and a good time to share information about staying protected from ticks. There are more ticks in more places than ever before. Lyme disease has now become one of the fastest growing epidemics to date. The CDC estimates the number of cases in the US alone to be about 300,000 cases a year. Tick encounter rates are soaring and it is time to get tick savvy to avoid bites and lessen the risk of Lyme disease. 

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  10. Cathedral

    Havana, Cuba: City of Porches

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    Havana has been called a City of Porches. Located on the northern coast of the Big Island of Cuba, it is geographically on Latitude 23.14 North. This means the sun beats mercilessly upon its streets and squares. Why would any city be known for its’ porches?

     

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  11. Sunset in Hawaii

    Hawaii by Land & Sea

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    Enjoy the best of both worlds as you explore Hawaii by both land and sea! Start your incredible tour of this paradise with a luxurious stay at a Waikiki Beach hotel, and “Remember Pearl Harbor” as you visit the moving USS Arizona Memorial. Explore historic Honolulu, including the National Historic Landmark, the Iolani Palace. You’ll visit the impressive state Capitol building, Kamehameha’s statue, and the moving National Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl. Now, when it comes to hopping around the Hawaiian Islands, cruising is the best, and most enjoyable, way to get around! Next on your tour, you’ll embark on a 7-night cruise aboard the Pride of America where you will journey to Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Don’t miss your very own corner of paradise when your ship docks for two days on each island, with spectacular tropical flowers everywhere you look.  Before and after your cruise you’ll enjoy the up-close experiences only guided travel can provide!

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  12. Folk School (Photos by Richie Holbert)

    John C. Campbell Folk School: Brasstown, NC

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    For the past 90 years the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC has been teaching the lost art of folk crafts in the picturesque mountains of western North Carolina. If you can make it by hand, you can make it here! 

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  13. Kuaia

    Hawaii: 7 Days of Aloha

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    From the moment you land on an island, you feel it – the special uniqueness that belongs to Hawaii.  The islands are infused with the spirit of Aloha, and a heartfelt hospitality permeates the culture in this tropical paradise.  You’ll find the warmth of the people, the majestic beauty of the islands and the diverse experiences offer something for everyone.

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  14. Old Quebec city

    The Best of Eastern Canada

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    Experience the beauty of Eastern Canada on these wonderful tours that will take you to Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, and Ottawa. Explore the European-styled, old world elegance of Quebec City before marveling at the thundering magnificence of the Niagara Falls. Enjoy the view of the busy St. Lawrence River from high atop Montreal’s Mount Royal and experience the energy of modern and multicultural Toronto. The Eastern Canadian tours showcase all the remarkable treasures Eastern Canada has to offer. 

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  15. Highway 101

    Highway 101

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    If you travel west, take the Highway that’s the best… So go the lyrics of one of the most famous songs of bygone days. Well, that Highway, Route 66 really isn’t one of the most beautiful in the world. HIGHWAY 101, between San Francisco in the north, to Los Angeles in the south, is truly one of the world’s most scenic routes.

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  16. Winter in Yellowstone

    Winter in Yellowstone

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    Experience the winter wonderland of Yellowstone National Park on Collette’s Winter in Yellowstone tour. Enjoy the blend of natural elegance, scenic beauty and fascinating wildlife while Collette takes care of all the details. 

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  17. Jekyll Island

    Southern Charm Holiday

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    Experience true southern hospitality during the most wonderful time of the year with Collette’s Southern Charm Holiday tour. From exploring the beautifully decorated Savannah to spending 2-nights at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, this tour is sure to make you feel like part of the southern family for the holiday season! 

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  18. North Dakota Offers a Whole Lot More than just Buffalo and Badlands

    North Dakota Offers a Whole Lot More than just Buffalo and Badlands

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    In the midst of an oil boom, Director of North Dakota Tourism, Sarah Otte Coleman discusses a flourishing tourism market, with attractions, adventures and retreats that are ideal for fun-seeking boomers.

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  19. Benidorm sunset

    Benidorm, Spain: the Golden Pearl on the Costa Blanca

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    As baby boomers over the years I have shared my travel experiences through the telescope of an avid art connoisseur. However, there are times when I purposely want to indulge in a spa treatment; spend hours on a beach soaking up the heat and sun!  However, when I do plan these ventures, I generally incorporate a few days with a side excursion to Benidorm when traveling in Spain.

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  20. Biltmore Estate

    Harvest Time at the Biltmore Estate

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    If you drive through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville North Carolina you may begin to see signs for the Biltmore Estates.  This is one of the largest privately owned homes in the United States, as is famous for both its residence and the location.  Many movies, TV shows and commercials have been filmed inside the home and around the entire estate.

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  21. My home in country Queensland, Australia.

    Strangers Now Sleep In My Bed

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    How My Travels Influenced My Decision to Become a Homestay Host.

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  22. Mineral Springs (Photo by Mike Miller)

    North Point, Florida

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    One mile north of U.S. 41 on Florida’s Southwest Coast is North Point, home to the only warm mineral spring in Florida. People from all over the world come to soak in this “Fountain of Youth”. The waters are believed to have extradinary healing powers. We had to find out for ourselves. 

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  23. Hawaiian Adventure

    Hawaiian Adventure

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    Experience the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement on the 10-day Hawaiian Adventure tour with Collette. 

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  24. Castillo de San Marcos (Photo by Mike Miller)

    Saint Augustine, Florida

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    I have strong memories from my childhood vacations to Keystone Heights in north central Florida to visit my dad’s mom and family. Once each trip we would head off to Saint Augustine in my great- uncle’s Cadillac. I remember the huge old fort, the smell of the ocean, and the trees of unknown origin. Last winter, we stopped for an afternoon on our way to Seabrook Island, South Carolina. My return trip brought back these great memories and much more. 

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  25. Juan Lopez

    Chile: A Buffet of Mountains, Beaches, Islands, Deserts, Glaciers

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    Join +Lisa Kaslyn , Video Patrol host, and Juan Lopez, North America market manager for the Chile Tourism Board, for a fun look at Chile as your next travel destination filled with limitless options for every taste.

    For more info: Visit.Chile.Travel

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