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Cinque Terre: A region beyond compare Five little villages virtually etched into the rocks between the sea and the hills create the Cinque Terre region. There is much to see and do in this area, from hiking and swimming to wine tasting and admiring gorgeous sunsets. Get yourself an Italy Rail Pass and explore each

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I thought I’d share this great article I read about Italian travel! If you want to see Italy, planning is key Pittsburgh Business Times – by James Cannon For an art lover, Italy is home. Unfortunately, many people in the world agree and crowd the galleries and museums often making visiting them an ordeal. With

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Does the Customer Come First? When you think about great customer service, does the travel industry come to mind? Unfortunately, we hear about travel nightmares way more often than stories of travel professionals who’ve gone above and beyond…but today I have one those “good” tales for you. I traveled last week from San Diego to

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Scotland is a land of castles. There are mighty fortresses on rocky crags,strong towers and fortified houses, as well as fine mansions in the ‘ScotsBaronial’ style. A wealth of castle architecture can be enjoyed – as well as tales of drama, dark deeds and romance within their ancient walls! The oldest fortresses The earliest fortresses

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  I read this article on the train.  Great for all of you with health concerns.  It makes me want to relax and take another vacation! Misery in the Genes A professor finds DNA that can turn emotional stress into physical illness  Noah Berger for The Chronicle The research done by Steven W. Cole demonstrates

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An American in Paris I think the American public is split into two categories when it comes to international travel: those who revel in it and those who are wary of it. If you fall into the latter category…you really don’t know what you’re missing. I would definitely not call myself a world traveler. Until

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I have a special treat for you —  Robert Van Arlen has mentioned us on his trip to Europe. Make sure you take a look at the video at the bottom of the post. I’d also like to share an excerpt from Robert’s blog so you can see why we’re lucky to have him as a fan. Enjoy!

The Gornergratbahn is a 9 km long gauge mountain rack railway, with Abt rack system. It leads from Zermatt (1604 m), up to the Gornergrat (3089 m).
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  Swiss Family (Insert Your Surname) Do your summer vacation plans include taking the kids on a road-trip to the world’s largest ball of twine? Probably not (well, maybe close.) This year, have your kids shout with glee from a mountaintop. With a www.raileurope.com  Swiss Family Card, children 16 and under traveling with a parent

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  Henk Luggage ~ The Most Expensive Luggage in the World What do you think is a reasonable amount of money to spend on your travel luggage – $200.00?, $300.00?. $500.00? $1,000.00?  Well how about $20,000.00 for just one piece of luggage?  Well that is what you would spend if you wanted to travel with

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Check-in or Carry On…More Than a Weighty Question Doesn’t it seem like most airlines will try almost anything to make a buck? I was surprised to learn on my last flight that it now costs more to sit in the exit-row seats on some carriers…but that’s fodder for another blog. My subject today, as you