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The City with Museums

By: Zeren Earls - 10/30/2014
The City with MuseumsOn the foothills of the mountains, Zacatecas is a museum city carved out of pink stone; it is also a city of museums. It is a joy to walk the streets and to visit the museums of this fabled silver city in northern Mexico.


Mexico's Most Livable City

By: Zeren Earls - 10/23/2014
Mexico's Most Livable CityThe capital of Jalisco, Guadalajara is a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Designated as "best place to live" by a national survey, it is home to thirteen universities, an abundance of historical treasures, lovely plazas, beautiful fountains, and compelling murals.

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founder Erica Crawford On board the Steamship Prudence

By: Philip Kampe - 10/19/2014
 founder Erica Crawford  On board the Steamship PrudenceA sunny afternoon aboard America's oldest running steamboat, the Prudence. ‘An excursion to the oyster flats of Greenwich, Ct, in the waters of Long Island Sound to discover what makes a good oyster and what makes a good wine!


Gyor, Budapest and Szentendre

By: Zeren Earls - 07/14/2014
Gyor, Budapest and SzentendreSince freeing itself from communism in 1990, Hungary has blossomed into a westernized country. Gyor and Szentendre are charming small towns with a variety of cafes, restaurants, craft and sweet shops. The capital Budapest on the Danube is a beautiful city with great monuments, fashionable avenues, elegant shops, and a vibrant night life.

Czech Republic: Part Three

Slavonice to Slovakia

By: Zeren Earls - 07/11/2014
Slavonice to SlovakiaRich in history, this region in Europe fascinates with medieval and Renaissance architecture, imperial grandeur, and charming small towns. Friendly people, good food, and great Moravian wines enhance the experience. Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, offers many treasures, beckoning to be discovered.

Czech Republic: Part Two

Southern Bohemia

By: Zeren Earls - 06/17/2014
Southern BohemiaBordering Germany and Austria, South Bohemia rewards with its natural beauty, layered history, and architectural treasures. The medieval cities of Pisek, Cesky Krumlov, Ceske Budejovice, Trebon, and Jindrichuv Hradec are among the Jewels of the region with castles, chateaus, forts, monuments, churches, and monasteries. The hospitality of the people, along with their traditional crafts, and rich cuisine deliver a memorable experience.

Czech Republic: Part One


By: Zeren Earls - 06/03/2014
PraguePrague is a dynamic city blending great architecture, culture and cuisine. It has a vibrant, modern life set within a fairy tale environment of Gothic cathedrals, Baroque castles, Medieval gates, stone towers, and ornate bridges that link the banks of the picturesque Vltava River. Its maze of worn cobblestone streets is a joy to explore.

Colombia: Part Three


By: Zeren Earls - 04/17/2014
CartagenaA city with a unique blend of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures, Cartagena enchants. It has meticulously renovated colonial buildings, cobbled plazas and a shimmering waterfront. A lively street life with horse-drawn carriages, side-walk cafes and Caribbean rhythms after dark enhance the city's charm.

Colombia: Part Two

Medellin and the Coffee Triangle

By: Zeren Earls - 04/08/2014
Medellin and the Coffee TriangleAfter decades of challenges by the drug cartels, Medellin has reinvented itself as a modern, innovative and lively hub with style. The superbly scenic Coffee Triangle is a region of lush green valleys dotted by picturesque colonial towns and age-old haciendas. Not to be missed is the Cocora Valley with endemic soaring wax palms.

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