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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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Learning about our presidents from visiting their homes


Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home on Long Island
All around us on a recent sunny Sunday, families were picnicking outdoors, gaping at all of the wild game heads inside and walking on the nature trail at Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home. 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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Carnival’s newest and biggest ship – chock full of kids activities


A great place to cozy up with a book on Carnival Vista
Kudos to Carnival for what they have achieved for families on their new and largest ship, Vista, now sailing in the Mediterranean. more
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Off the beaten cruise tourism track on Italy’s Amalfi Coast


Twisting winding roads along Italy's Amalfi Coast
Every day, Maria Grazia, 80, walks thousands of steep stone steps to and from her home in Minuta, a tiny hamlet high above the Amalfi Coast in southwestern Italy that is among the oldest towns here, dating back before medieval times. more
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Taking the Kids on a once in a lifetime adventure


Guests pose for a family portrait in front of King Penguins, South Georgia Island
Millennial families, according to the new 2016 MMGY Portrait of American Travelers, are more likely than millennial couples or singles, to travel internationally more
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Scavenger Hunt in the Vatican Museums? You bet!


Swiss Guards at the Vatican
You wouldn’t guess the always crowded Vatican Museums would be a good place for a scavenger hunt, but it is an ideal vehicle to keep kids interested, says Eva Polino, an art historian and licensed guide more
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Truffle Hunting in Tuscany – Day 2 of Carnival Vista Med Cruise


Salvatore Cucchiara and Billy the truffle dog
We’re on a shore excursion in Tuscany off the Carnival Vista cruise ship, which is sailing the Mediterranean this summer. We’re with experienced truffle hunters Salvatore Cucchiara, a retired policeman, and his son Massimo more
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Carnival’s newest and largest ship in the Med – first stop Marseilles, France


at Le Glacier du Roi
Marseilles is our first stop on a 10-day cruise of the Mediterranean on Carnival Vista, Carnival’s new and largest ship, carrying more than 4,000 passengers and nearly 1500 crew. more
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Taking the Kids to Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Lightning Rod, said to be the world’s fastest rollers coaster, Dollywood
Welcome to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country with nearly 10 million visitors a year — twice what the Grand Canyon gets. more
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