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The Galveston County Daily News: Travel

January 22, 2017


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UK's National Maritime Museum is a must see

It is an ideal family destination because of the variety of attractions. If it is a rainy day, as it often is in the UK, many attractions are indoors. Further, if you’ve been to London multiple times, Greenwich has a tranquil off-the-beaten path ambiance.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
Highclere in all its splendor, glory
Posted: August 02, 2016

Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series.

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Tuesday 07/05/2016
A look into the Egyptian collection at Highclere
Posted: July 05, 2016

The Milan reporter asked Alex, press rep for Highclere owners Lady Carnarvon and her husband the Earl, if we could see the Egyptian collection from King Tutankhamun’s tomb at Highclere.

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Monday 05/02/2016
Multi-generational travel an opportunity to bond with family members
Posted: May 02, 2016

“Embracing the family” or “multi-generational travel” is the latest trend.Take your blood relatives — aunts, uncles, cousins, grandchildren or grandparents with you.

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
My adventures on Greyhound
Posted: April 06, 2016

And what was my courageous act? I rode on a Greyhound bus from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, Fla.

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Wednesday 12/02/2015
National Museum of American History showcases innovators
Posted: December 02, 2015

America generated many of humanity’s most useful and stunning inventions: mass produced automobiles, telephone, electricity, flight, television, the internet and Google — to cite just a savvy few.

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Sunday 10/11/2015
Fall in Colorado evokes Hemingway
Posted: October 11, 2015

Ernest Hemingway’s exquisitely constructed imagery evoking nature’s autumnal signs, written as a friend’s eulogy, repeated on Hemingway’s own Ketchum Idaho memorial, came to mind on a 36 hour visit to favorite Colorado haunts we hadn’t seen in a few years.

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Standing Stones of Callanish more accessible than Stonehenge
Posted: September 02, 2015

These 5,000 year old stone slabs are as famous as Britain’s Stonehenge — and unlike fenced in do-not-touch Stonehenge, visitors can actually walk up and touch the Standing Stones of Callanish, which are as old as Egypt’s pyramids.

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Wednesday 08/05/2015
The Geisha Experience
Posted: August 05, 2015

Geisha are women who have been trained in the traditional Japanese arts of makeup, costume, singing, music and dance so that they can be entertaining to men of distinction (wealth and power). Geisha are expensive to employ and usually the only people who can afford them are the equivalent of CEOs.  

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Traveling by cruise to the faraway and remote Faroe Islands
Posted: August 05, 2015

TORSHAVN, FAROE ISLANDS - Pass me the whale blubber, please,” I asked my fellow tourist on our visit to the private home of natives Ejvind and Dorota Mouritsen in this capital town of 16,000. The traditional delicacy — black, dried whale meat — is served on a slice of cold boiled potato, with a tiny translucent slice of whale blubber on top. Because whales are mammals — not fish — there is no fishy taste. 

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