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From Nice to Monaco: Taxi in, helicopter out

48  luxurious hours in Nice and Monaco If you are within reasonable flight distance, consider a weekend trip to Nice and Monaco. Weather is mostly good. So is Mediterranean food. And, if you are ready to be a spend some extra … Continue reading

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Daring rafters and hot hikers in Grand Canyon

River rafting trip on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon When my children were younger, they did not like giant water slides. And it suited me fine. These kinds of adrenalin rush are not for me. Nevertheless, this summer I … Continue reading

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A historical day trip from London to Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill House Like me, Horace Walpole enjoyed art and writing. End of commonalities. For Horace lived in the 18th century, as son of Britain’s first Prime Minister, member of the House of Commons, writer and art collector. To visit … Continue reading

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Aha! experiences in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

Japan recently moved up my list of interesting travel destinations. Previously, I associated the country primarily with advanced consumer electronics, skyscrapers, crowds, stressed-out school children, and sushi. But, last month I visited Tokyo and Kyoto with my partner, and we … Continue reading

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