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Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

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Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret shows, having a posh dinner and walking on the deck
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Sparkly Souvenirs: A Guide to Buying Jewelry in St. Martin

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The dual-nation Dutch/French island of St. Martin (Sint Maarten on the Dutch side) is known for a lot of things: crystal clear aquamarine waters, expansive beaches, great seafood and plenty of sun. Its sandy shores aren’t the only things that sparkle, however; the jewelry district of Philipsburg boasts brilliant jewelry
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Fashionable Amsterdam – the greatest small city in the world

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Amsterdam is a city reputed for its inventiveness and claims as its own numerous fashion and design icons. From night clubs to the fashion runway, the city is a trendy stimulus. Even if your budget hinders you from splurging on one-off designs, there are ways of taking in Amsterdam’s voguish
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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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Romantic Winter Destinations USA

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Sleigh Ride courtesy the US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters There’s something about snow that inspires us to escape with that special someone to a peaceful and quiet hideaway from the crowds and hustle and bustle of life. Thankfully, there are places with elegant mountain cabins, tranquil rivers and sleigh rides
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Beyond Harrod’s: The Lowdown on London Shopping

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Posted in Europe, Planning, Shopping, United Kingdom

Harrod’s may be the most iconic of London’s retail establishments, but don’t let that keep you from visiting other locales.  If you’d rather avoid the crowds and get a true taste of what Britain has to offer, try these lesser-known alternatives. Just around the corner from Covent Garden is the
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What Makes New York New York?

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Times Square. The purists howled over a decade ago when New York City was accused of Disneyfying Times Square. The funk and grit were replaced by family fare, but with the changes came a friendlier New York. Cab drivers volunteered to be less abrasive. Visitors are less likely to encounter
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Rajasthan: Land of Kings

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In Rajasthan, it’s the colors that strike you first. A resident of Bishnoi-Village. Photo by Geringer Global Travel. It’s the vibrant, striking colors worn by the residents of this ancient – and very proud – region, called “Land of Kings” because of a royal history like no other part of
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Getaway to “The Land of the Sky” – Asheville, North Carolina

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     In 1876, author Frances Tiernan wrote a book called “The Land of the Sky.” Located between the soaring Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this moniker was adopted as Asheville, North Carolina’s nickname and is still used today.      Our first visit to The Land of the Sky
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Highlights of Bridgetown, Barbados

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A View of Bridgetown By Nadia Ali Located in the Caribbean, Barbados appeals to visitors who simply want to kick back and enjoy the sun, sea, and surf. With its aqua blue sea and powdery beaches, you are never too far away from a place to sit and relax. But
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Yuletide Lights Around the World

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Christmas Tree image courtesy Feelart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
There’s something about festive Christmas lights twinkling and blinking in the night that enhances entire cities at once. Thousands of decorations, led light displays, over-sized ornaments suspended high above busy shopping areas, and magical state-of-the-art lighting that transforms everyday streets into an extravaganza.
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Exploring the Dominican Republic’s Amber and Azure Stone Treasures

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Not all Caribbean treasures wait to be discovered in chests hidden in long-forgotten sites – a visit to the Dominican Republic can also provide a  fascinating glimpse into the world of semi-precious stones to be found around this island nation.  In fact, the island of Hispaniola, which the Dominican Republic
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The Best Kept Secret in Florida: Amelia Island

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Evening beach view on Amelia Island.      Before we drove to the lovely and historic Amelia Island on the Atlantic coast of Florida, I had never heard of it. Amelia Island is one of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands that reaches along the east coast of the
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Soho in South Africa

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Cape Town is South Africa’s holiday city. Few urban centers could match its picturesque setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slips into the Atlantic Ocean. The most striking of its sights is Table Mountain, rearing up from the centre of the city and often draped in white clouds.
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