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Bringing the Grand Tour of Europe into the Modern Age

The famous “Grand Tour” was a lengthy journey through some of the most renowned and beautiful sites across Europe.  The Tour dates back over 350 years, and was usually undertaken by upper-class men and women, though with today’s discount travel deals, following in their footsteps is much easier.  Taking the tour was seen to be […]

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Travel pro names top destinations for weddings

Ellen Paderson, a veteran Travel Consultant, who helped to popularize the concept of destination weddings beginning some 20 years ago, recently named the 7 top destinations for 2012. The top 2012 wedding destinations for Paderson’s agency, Smiles & Miles Travel (www.smilesandmilestravel.com), are: Mexico, Jamaica, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Hawaii, Turks and Caicos, St. Thomas, and […]

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Top 12 reasons to purchase travel assistance

If you are a road warrior or a frequent flier, purchasing travel assistance in 2012 may be the most sensible way to take precaution and prepare for what could go wrong while traveling. On Call International, a company involved in the medical and travel assistance field, offers its top 12 tips for purchasing a travel […]

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National Park lifetime passes available through the mail

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said the Senior Pass and the Access Pass will still be available at national parks, “But the option of receiving a pass by mail may better suit some people.” The Senior and Access passes provide admission to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard […]

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Seniors relish the Grand Canyon experience in winter

By Leslee Jaquette Hiking up the Grand Canyon over President’s Weekend, the weather changed so dramatically so many times that my sons and I felt like we were part of a time-lapse movie. The rain, hail, snow, sun, fog, wind and calm took turns racing past during the six hours it took us to hike […]