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March 6, 2009
Oberammergau, Germany in 2010 - Now, you may ask, what is Oberammergau? Well, let me explain. It is a Bavarian village in Germany where a passion play is performed by locals every 10 years. The passion is the recounting of the days leading up to and including the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The village of Oberammergau is in southern Germany, in the state of Bavaria. It is situ... Full Story

November 7, 2008
Polar bear discovery - Have you always wanted to see polar bears without the bars or walls that are in the zoo? If so, I have the trip for you. You will be traveling to the land of the polar bear and be able to get up close to these 1,000 pound wonders, in their habitat. See the magnificent scenery, natural beauty, rare wildlife, and the Northern Lights while riding on ... Full Story

October 31, 2008
Brazil's carnaval city and beyond - One of my fondest memories of travel is the year we went to carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before all of the festivities started, we drove along the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches to Sugar Loaf Mountain. There is a two-stage cable car that will take you 1,390 feet to the top of the mountain. Once there, you will see the entire city, fr... Full Story

October 10, 2008
Scenic trains of the Old West - If you have been a train buff all of your life, or just like a trip that is a little different, this is it. I consider this a trip of a lifetime. A train trip such as this is truly an amazing adventure. You will travel through Colorado, where the rich heritage of American railroading was built. Discover miles and miles of magnificent country, old ... Full Story

June 13, 2008
Five great adventures in one week - Are you young, young at heart or just want to fulfill your "bucket list?" Well, let me tell you about a trip that will give you five of the world's greatest adventures all in one week. This will be a week that you will remember for the rest of your life. The "Ultimate Five Lifetime Adventures" is a tour that will give you exactly what it says in ... Full Story

June 6, 2008
Enjoy autumn in the northeast - If you are like me, by the end of summer in Florida, you are looking forward to a change in weather and scenery. Following are a few suggestions to give you a happy ending to the summer. . Historic Highlights is a tour that arrives in Washington, D.C., where you will be escorted on your bus tour through the Washington highlights and some of the m... Full Story

April 18, 2008
Explore Florida with day trips - This article is for folks who cannot go on long trips or prefer to stay closer to home. Get together with some of your friends or make some new ones while on a day trip by bus to some of Florida's attractions. The following are some trips that Gadabout Travel has put together for your pleasure. . Historic Bok Sanctuary in Lake Wales offers visito... Full Story

March 7, 2008
Try cruising "outside the box," Italian style - MCS -USA has brought one of its premier cruise ships, the Lirica, to compete in the Fort Lauderdale/Caribbean market. The cruise line is part of Mediterranean Shipping Cruises, a privately owned company, that is headquartered in Italy, but has its U.S. branch in Fort Lauderdale. We recently experienced a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise aboar... Full Story

February 29, 2008
Southern Italy, Sicily offer ancient sights to behold - A trip to Southern Italy and Sicily is a real adventure. It starts in Rome, where you visit St Peter's Square and the Vatican. Make sure you have a camera ready to take pictures of the world famous Sistine Chapel ceiling, which was painted by Michelangelo. After you leave Rome and cross the Tiber River, you will stop at the Colosseum and the Roma... Full Story

February 22, 2008
Travel around Tahitian paradise the Gauguin way - If you need to relax and want complete rest, this is the trip for you. We left Orlando on a Friday afternoon and spent the night in Los Angeles. The next day we flew to Tahiti, where the air is fresh and the people are as accommodating as anyone could be. We boarded Radisson's M/V Paul Gauguin Cruise Ship and were put into another world. We were ... Full Story

February 15, 2008
A trip to Ireland filled with memorable experiences - My husband and I have been to Ireland three times before and cannot wait to go again. This tour, which will arrive in Shannon, will have lots to do and see. Some of the sights will include the village of Bunratty, which has spectacular scenery, and the most beautiful thatched cottages I have ever seen. You will be visiting a farm that will allow ... Full Story

December 7, 2007
Royal Caribbean ship gets makeover - Yes, indeed, she's been revitalized, refurbished, redone all over and it certainly shows. As soon as we boarded the ship on Deck 4, we noticed a much brighter, newer look to the atrium area. The elevator, up to the Windjammer Café on deck 11, had new paneling and brighter lighting. The café, now called the Windjammer Marketplace, features Asian, ... Full Story

October 26, 2007
A typical evening on an ocean cruise - Editor's note: This is the last part of a three-part series describing a typical day at sea. Previously, I wrote about a typical morning and afternoon on a cruise ship. Finally, here, I describe the wonderful happenings a shipboard evening can bring. You can imagine that pre-dinner cocktail time is a shipboard ritual and you should really try to ... Full Story

October 5, 2007
Typical afternoon on a cruise offers many choices - Editor's note: This is the second part of a three-part article describing a typical day at sea on an ocean cruise. In part one of this series of columns, I spoke about what happens and what you can do on a typical morning at sea on an ocean cruise ship. It's time to talk about lunch and beyond. If you're anything like the "normal" cruiser, you ca... Full Story

September 14, 2007
Typical morning on a cruise is all about relaxation - This is the first part of a three-part article describing one typical day at sea on an ocean cruise. Throughout all three parts of the article I'll be providing lots of tips and information about cruise life that will, hopefully, help you out on your next cruise. Clip it out and save it along with the next two columns for your future travel tips f... Full Story

August 3, 2007
If travel abroad is too much of a hassle, try a tour of the U.S. - If you are tired of long flights, the weak dollar and passport uncertainty, I suggest taking a tour in the United States. My husband and I have taken several, and found that they bring back memories of what we learned in school years ago. The parks and canyons tour was very special, covering everything from Las Vegas to Rapid City, S.D. It was tru... Full Story

February 2, 2007
Tips for the savvy traveler - Here are some tips for staying safe, healthy and stress free while traveling. At the airport Airports, worldwide, have prohibited many carry-on items because of recent terrorist activity. Here are some tips to increase the chance of keeping your checked-in baggage safe and sound. Photograph your luggage before you leave home. You'll find ... Full Story

January 12, 2007
South Pacific Wonders: A travelogue - There's something about seeing the image of the Sydney Opera House and expansive Harbour Bridge that leaves you dreaming of your vacation to the South Pacific long after it ended. And although you will enjoy every moment exploring cosmopolitan cities such as Sydney in Australia and Christchurch in New Zealand, it is the natural landscape of these ... Full Story

November 10, 2006
Be prepared and travel healthy - Before you travel anywhere, prepare, prepare, prepare! Take a tube of antiseptic wipes. Use them to wipe off door handles, drawer knobs, closet handles, light switches, the TV remote and the room safe, and do not forget to wipe the telephone and receiver buttons. In short, wipe down anything you think someone else has handled or touched in your ro... Full Story

October 13, 2006
Discovering Costa Rica - Costa Rica, or "the rich coast," got its name when Christopher Columbus visited in the 16th century and was impressed by the abundance of gold worn by the local people. But you'll soon discover, on a vacation to this tiny Central American country, that the true wealth of Costa Rica is its incredible biodiversity and spectacular natural beauty. The... Full Story

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