Salzburg Austria Is Not Just for Sound of Music Fans
Salzburg is celebrating Mozart’s 260th birthday (Jan 27) and the 175th anniversary of the Mozart Orchestra Salzburg

Salzburg Austria Is Not Just for Sound of Music Fans

I think this picturesque city would be a good place to base yourself for several days or a week, though it can get crowded as the city of 150,000 welcomes more than 1.5 million tourists a year

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Snowmass in Summer – cool air and lots of family activities
Bluegrass concert atop Aspen Mountain

Snowmass in Summer – cool air and lots of family activities

After an arduous 16 mile hike yesterday, I’m at The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass while an experienced massage therapist ministers to my aching legs and shoulders.

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Summer in Crested Butte CO – a family vacation haven
Eileen Mel and Reg on the Scarp Ridge hike

Summer in Crested Butte CO – a family vacation haven

Crested Butte bills itself as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado and there is a Wildflower Festival going on with everything from art classes, guided wildflower hikes, photography classes and more.

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Last Cuba port call – historic Santiago de Cuba and pirates of the Caribbean
Santiago de Cuba Centro

Last Cuba port call – historic Santiago de Cuba and pirates of the Caribbean

Historic Santiago de Cuba is home to revolutions, gave birth to Cuban leaders Jose Marti and Fidel Castro and was the scene of Teddy Roosevelt's famous charge up San Juan Hill.

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Second port call in Cuba – beautiful French-inspired Cienfuegos
French colonial architecture restoration project in Cienguegos

Second port call in Cuba – beautiful French-inspired Cienfuegos

If Cuba had a Paris, Lonely Planet Cuba says, Cienfuegos would be it as it’s arranged around a spectacular natural bay (there are charter sailboats in the harbor and I can only imagine a lot more once Americans discover this place).

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Bringing City of Light to City of Stars
Prepation for Mother Goose with Installation

Bringing City of Light to City of Stars

The Walt Disney Concert Hall never fails to deliver exquisite music to its audience, especially with the current on-going concert series: City of Lights: A Century of Music From Paris.

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