• The B&Bs of Switzerland

    The B&Bs of Switzerland

    Historic and sophisticated cities are a delight



    The third of a three-part series No, not bed and breakfast. I"m talking about the Alpine country's two delightful cities–Basel and Bern.…
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  • Merveilleux Montreux

    Merveilleux Montreux

    An unsuspecting paradise in Switzerland



    The first in a three-part series Arrive in Montreux, Switzerland, and you might think you're on the French Riviera. Indeed, Montreux is…
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  • Pittsburgh: More Than Steeler Nation

    Pittsburgh: More Than Steeler Nation

    Cable cars, amazing risotto and art galleries are just a few of the city’s attractions



    Yes, Pittsburgh. Tell people you're going to Steeler Nation—other than for a football game—and you get one of two reactions: "Why?!" Or,…
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  • Mr. Jefferson’s Land

    Mr. Jefferson’s Land

    Charlottesville, Va., exudes Southern charm, especially in hospitality and dining



    It's not hard to see why so many University of Virginia alums stay in Charlottesville long after they've earned that coveted diploma.…
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  • Antarctic Voyage

    Antarctic Voyage

    Take a trip that’s far from the norm



    Can adventure and luxury be used to describe one trip? Not for typical travel destinations, but then again, Antarctica isn't an everyday…
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  • Lyon Lures Visitors with Cuisine

    Lyon Lures Visitors with Cuisine

    Haute cuisine and crystal waters



    When I first heard Lyon's claim as the gastronomic capital of France, I was wary. Surely, Paris held that title. Granted, Lyon…
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  • A Sweet Getaway

    A Sweet Getaway

    Enjoy a bit of pampering and luxury in Hershey



    It should come as no surprise that a family vacation to Hershey, Pa., will meet with an enthusiastic thumbs-up from the entire…
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  • A Fairy-Tale French Chateau

    A Fairy-Tale French Chateau

    An elegant stay includes modern conveniences



    Who hasn't had thoughts that in a previous life she was, if not a princess, perhaps a countess, a duchess, or, at…
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  • Beautiful Belize

    Beautiful Belize

    Ecotourism in Style



    Traveling the world with our family of six, I always expect the best but count it a blessing when things actually go…
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  • Cruise Fall Foliage

    Cruise Fall Foliage

    Pennsylvania residents enjoy discount along with autumn colors



    Pennsylvania residents have a reason to celebrate as MSC Cruises announces reduced rates through August 31  for its inaugural fall foliage cruises…
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  • Castle Country

    Castle Country

    Ireland off season



    Everyone loves to visit Ireland in summer, but to me, the dramatic fogs and winds of fall and winter best suit this…
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  • Best Bets are in Your Backyard

    Best Bets are in Your Backyard

    Treasure Trail Passport program ideal for family visits to Brandywine Valley hotspots



    Opt for a different kind of summer vacation -- one without crowded beaches or the nauseating scent of too much chlorine. Picture…
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  • Magico! San Miguel de Allende

    Magico! San Miguel de Allende

    Enjoy san miguel allende a beautiful town with market’s and restaurants



    Not that long ago, an artist friend implored, "Stacia, you must go to San Miguel de Allende. You belong there." She described…
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  • Thailand’s Many Faces

    Thailand’s Many Faces

    Phuket’s beaches and Bangkok’s bustle



    Suzanne and I had met on an Alaskan cruise the year before; our instant rapport consisted in part of our passion for…
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  • Luxury Brazil

    Luxury Brazil

    Bahia and Kiaroa



    I am getting a shiatsu massage while listening to the soothing sounds of a waterfall and the songs of tropical birds. Except…
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  • Meet Me In Seattle

    Meet Me In Seattle

    A family reunion weekend yields coffee bars and fun at every turn



    It's not often that I'm impressed with a city from the moment I deplane, but when my husband and I arrived at…
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  • North to Alaska

    North to Alaska

    Family foursome explores frigid, fabulous northland



    The 6am wakeup call our first morning aboard ship was a bit of a rude awakening, but we dutifully vaulted out of…
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  • The High Country

    The High Country

    On a pilgrimage to Machu Picchu



    At its core, the Peruvian city of Cusco retains the feeling of a rural, ancient village, with its mixed architectural heritage of…
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  • The Five Best Things About New Orleans

    The Five Best Things About New Orleans

    Some things never change



    New Orleans—tropical in climate, lush in setting, exotic in architecture, sensual in atmosphere. A place of mysteries—especially at night. The bad news,…
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