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New Art Installation in Alcatraz

Jul 23, 2016
Alcatraz, best known for the historic federal penitentiary and occupation by the Indians of All Tribes, also has a long tradition of welcoming artists

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New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)




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Arthur Tauck and the building of the family tourism industry


First Tauck tour ad
The next time your kids get in trouble in school, tell them Arthur Tauck’s story. more
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Tauck’s latest European river boat — extra space for families


MS Joy in Straubing Germany for christening
I’ve never seen a nicer bathroom onboard a river ship. It’s so spacious! It has a rain shower. And as the MS Joy boasts more suites and fewer guests than other similarly sized vessels, it is a good bet for families. more
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Rained out in Austria? No chance


Durstein, Austria
We’re about an hour northwest of Vienna—a great place for a respite after city touring, The entire area is famous for its abbeys, churches, castles, picturesque villages and hiking and cycling. The best part—It’s not at all crowded! more
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Aboard Carnival’s newest ship, the Vista


Carnival Vista
What’s first the new, super-fast waterslide, IMAX movie or SkyRide attraction? If you pick SkyRide, you get bragging rights for being among the first to ride a bike on an 800-foot track suspended 150 feet above the oceanWelcome aboard Carnival’s newest, biggest ship VISTA, with nearly 5,000 guests and 1,450 crew members. more
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Traveling abroad in an age of terrorism


London's Tower Bridge
I didn’t meet anyone onboard during our trip who was nervous about traveling with their kids in Europe this summer, even though we were in Crete, less than 200 miles from where the Egyptair plane went down more
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Mixing Exotic Travel with Education – FREE for Kids!


Fun on International Expeditions’ Amazon and Galapagos cruises
Travel not only brings families together, it helps kids to become less fearful and more outgoing. Adventurous families can reconnect with nature and each other while taking advantage of unprecedented savings on select departures of International Expeditions’ Amazon and Galapagos cruises. more
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Last Day of the Med Cruise – Sampling the great foods of Athens


Greek olives in Athens
I think the way to a city’s heart—or to understand its culture—is through its food. That’s why in Athens I signed us up for a “Beyond Feta” food tour offered by Context Travel, more
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Visiting Turkey, briefly, in a year of travel warnings


In courtyard at Nisanyan Hotel in village of Sirince on island of Kusadasi
Although the US State Department has warned about travel in parts of Turkey, we are far away from the unrest and terror threats in the tiny village of Sirince not far from the famous ruins of Ephesus more
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Shore excursions: cattle cars or on your own? Planning smart


Tour crowds on shore excursion
It seems as if all 4,000 passengers on the Carnival Vista, docked here, this morning are visiting Lindos, which means we’re jammed tight more
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The entertainment never stops aboard Carnival’s Vista


Sky Course on Carnival Vista
IMAX movie or Sky Ride? No, we’re not in Orlando. We’re in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea aboard Carnival’s new and largest ship VISTA. more
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