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Yosemite and Rich “New Worlds”

  “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”  John Muir If you are craving portals to beauty, the Magnificent Mountain Loop (MML) of three California National Parks offers travelers uncountable "doors." In one trip you can enjoy the tree giants of Sequoia National Park, … [Read More...]

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Happy Valentines Day– Romantic Travels!

One definition of  romantic is "an idealized version of reality."  The same could be said of top luxury travel.  The chocolates are left on your plush pillow or baked fresh to your liking by a genius chef. Your flowers are abundant fields seen from your privately chauffeured touring car or … [Read More...]

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Inspiring Travel Quotes

Dream. Go. Discover. Explore. Set your sails. Take a leap. Sit still somewhere new. Meet yourself. Add kindness in different time zones. Share beauty. Create laughter. Spark an idea. Illuminate. Whether you want to explore all seven continents or experience  your own neighborhood … [Read More...]

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Yachting in the Galapagos

Pinch me. I must be double dreaming. I am basking on the M/Y Grace, the yacht given by Onassis to Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco, the yacht the royal couple honeymooned on.  In every direction I see islands of the Galapagos, one of the world’s great destinations, and a … [Read More...]

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Views from the Hilton Athens

Thirteen is a lucky number if you are in the Hilton Athens in Greece. It’s the rooftop floor with the Galaxy restaurant and bar, offering drinks, food and a wonderful view of the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus. The Galaxy’s outdoor and indoor tables are popular with hotel guests and … [Read More...]

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Three Time Travel Luxuries in Istanbul– Eat, Spa, Shop

Turkey is full of fantastical lamps, but you don’t need to rub them to have at least three wishes come true. The luxuries of good eating, shopping, and spa-ing are not new to Istanbul, which has culled for centuries from Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Before we boarded our “Ancient Mysteries” … [Read More...]