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Yes, you should you go on a river cruise! You’ve read about them. You’ve seen pictures of them. You may have even overheard a conversation about them at a cocktail party. All of which have you wondering, is a river cruise as relaxing and romantic as it seems? The answer is yes. There are many…

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A Travel Maverick

Posted by Mac Lacy in Travel Thoughts on July 22, 2015

 
 

Don’t tell my favorite travel companion, but someday I want to be like Roy Sidlo. My favorite travel companion is my wife, Kim. Roy is a retired cinematographer from Chicago who travels on his own quite a bit. I met him on a Danube River cruise with Mayflower Tours in May. We met early on…

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From the world’s largest dinosaurs to Atlanta’s biggest movie screen, Fernbank offers a world of adventure and fun. You’ll discover ancient fossils, rare artifacts, cultural treasures, live animals, hands-on experiences and more. The Museum’s immersive exhibits and interactive adventures make science, culture and natural history come alive for all ages. Summer Highlights: Soak up the…

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“I’ve been with the company for 25 years now, but I’ve never seen it change so much as it has in the past two years.” When Tony Etienne, vice president of affinity market sales for Collette, made this statement to the delegates at the Select Traveler Conference in February, it got my attention. The 97-year-old…

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Virginia Beach is an ideal destination for group travelers thanks to its three distinct beaches, well-known and off-the-beaten-path attractions and opportunities to explore its 18,600 acres of parks and wildlife refuges in addition to the city’s great restaurants and shops. The Virginia Beach CVB also offers groups customizable packages through its “Live the Life Adventures,”…

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It’s been a long time since I’ve switched on a hotel room television. Last spring, in anticipation of the birth of our daughter, Daisy, my wife and I made the difficult decision to discontinue our cable service at home. In its place, we began subscribing to Netflix and Hulu, two online streaming video services that…

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In 1859, New Orleans’ fabled French Opera House opened at Bourbon and Toulouse streets in the French Quarter, becoming a focal point of Deep South society. For 60 years, hundreds of operas were presented there. There were also elegant balls and social events for New Orleans’ Creole society.  The Opera House is long-gone, but the…

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It’s easy to find fun for your group in Columbus. That’s because the city is loaded with a diverse range of experiential activities, attractions, districts, and dining spots that are sure to please even your most discerning. Here, we share a glimpse of what Ohio’s largest city shares with you. Treasures that’ll have you traveling…

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If the taxi industry had innovated when it had the chance, it wouldn’t be shaking in its boots over Uber. If you haven’t heard of Uber yet, you soon will. This technology-based ride-sharing company enables people who need transportation to open an app on their smartphones, input their location and destination, and then wait just…

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Lincoln, Nebraska has always been considered one of the best-kept secrets of the Midwest. With a population over 260,000 Lincoln offers all the amenities of a metropolitan city with all the charm and friendliness of a small town. Lincoln is a year–round destination that has something for everyone: one-of-a-kind restaurants, world-class shopping, historic sites and…

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