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The myths and legends of Scotland are fitting of the storyteller culture it is. The tales call forth the natural surroundings of foggy coasts and cliffs. With more than 790 islands along its coast and hills as far as the eye can see, Scotland has plenty of true wilderness to explore. Its cities are reminiscent of the middle ages that coexist with the growing modern world. Add hospitable and down-to-earth people – you have an

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When travelers think of the most romantic destinations in the world, they always name warm, tropical destinations with sugar-sand beaches and turquoise waters. It’s no wonder: who wants to shiver on a freezing ski slope or trudge through crowded European streets on a charming getaway with their loved one? The Caribbean offers couples plenty of opportunities to find space to be alone and reconnect, and no Caribbean island calls to the passionate at heart more …

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Access to exciting travel opportunities is an important aspect of the adventurous. To those individuals with physical or medical disabilities, however, the word “access” takes on a multi-dimensional meaning. Accessible travel is a goal, an adventure, a state of mind. Increasingly, accessible travel is a concern for the tens of thousands of senior adults that are now seeking new experiences in all corners of the globe. As used here, “accessible travel” means travel that takes …

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When you combine the joy of a family gathering with the thrill of exploring a new place far from home, it creates the opportunity to bring your loved ones even closer together. Taking the time to break away from your usual routine to soak in new experiences refreshes our perspective on life. Bringing together the people closest to you on this journey strengthens those loving bonds and builds new memories for decades to come.
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Just over 20 years ago, I took my first cruise. As we entered the ship’s atrium on our very first voyage, we were awestruck by the glamour and size of the ship. Our balcony stateroom was crisp, clean, and inviting, but it was our cabin steward who truly wowed us. Anytime we left the stateroom, she’d scurry in and completely refresh it. The ice bucket was always filled, towels replaced with fresh, and the bathroom …

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Clothing optional vacations are like all other vacations, except many of your companions will not be wearing clothing. Stripped down to its essentials, clothing optional means just that: clothing may or may not be worn at an individual’s discretion. The related term “nudist” has a somewhat different meaning. At nudist resorts, the expectation is that everyone will be unclothed most of the time. The more commonly accepted term is “naturist”, which is the practice of …

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We learned about lovely Hendricks County, Indiana at a meeting for travel professionals so, when our 40th anniversary rolled around, it was easy to decide to take a few nights in this charming area which is an easy drive from our home in Lexington, Kentucky. We really knew nothing about the area so just put the address of the Visitor’s Center in our map gizmo and let it take us right there. We drove right …

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While the share of Americans holding a passport has increased dramatically in recent years, the numbers don’t lie: a bit over one third of the U.S. population have a passport.

The State Department has never encouraged Americans to travel outside the confines of their comfort zone and many times compound matters by deeming perfectly safe areas in Mexico, Brazil, and even favorite travel destinations of Mexico, Egypt, and The Philippines at one time or another …

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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you may be wondering how to surprise your traveling special someone with a gift that will take their breath away as they pack their suitcase. Or, perhaps you want to treat yourself to your very own fun getaway this year, but either way the rolling, olive tree-dotted hills of central Italy have a trip in store for you that’s bespoke just for the day of love.

Beyond the usual amorous …

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With almost every phone now carrying a high resolution camera, taking photos on holiday has never been easier and coupled with the aid of  the handy dandy selfie-stick , you can capture stills and video any time, any place anywhere.

But for all the good that it brings it also brings the bad, once that fateful message appears  “storage almost full.” Sure, you can start deleting photos painstakingly deciding if you want this one or …

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Prendiamo un caffè? Head to any of these Florence’s cafes that not only serve top-notch beans but are also ideal working environments. Good coffee and WiFi are the key ingredients needed to get remote work finished while on the road.

Florence, Italy has always been charming but has recently become a hub for digital nomads. Creative types have found inspiration in the Renaissance capital’s UNESCO Heritage Old Town for centuries.

We’ve rounded up eight of …

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There may be no more diverse destination on the planet than Hawaii.  Not only is the terrain amazingly varied – deserts, beaches and lush rainforests, mountains and oceans, deep valleys and soaring volcanoes – but the climates there range from sub-arctic to tropical.  The available activities are almost without end. The culture is a mix of Polynesian, Asian, European and American.  But perhaps the most varied aspect of the Islands is the way that this …

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Located in the northeast of Scotland is the port city of Aberdeen. It is home to over 300 castles. The epic scenery brings to mind scenes from the silver-screen such as Harry Potter, James Bond 007 films, the Kingsman and Outlander to name a few. The hidden forests green meadows, moors and castles are a traditional part of Scotland. Aberdeen’s castles carry from the whimsical 16th century fairytale looking Crathes Castle to the stately castle …

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You cannot move ten feet in this country without bumping up against some striking reminder of a long and productive past. Wherever you turn you are confronted with wondrous and interesting things – 20,000 scheduled ancient monuments, 600,000 recorded archaeological sites, 140,000 miles of public footpaths, 280,000 miles of hedgerows, 100,000 war memorials, 6,000 listed bridges, 15 National Parks, 86 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, over 4,000 sites of Special Scientific Interest, 20,000 ancient parish …

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