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A new film featuring the original cast of “Downton Abbey,” the most watched drama series in public television history (120 million worldwide for the series), debuts in the United States on May 20. Titled “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” it premiered April 25 in Great Britain.

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Men in black, silk top hats and men and women in robes trimmed in fake fur walking the streets and lawns added a fun, festive unexpected ambiance to our day trip out of London to storied Cambridge University, founded in 1209 in the United Kingdom.

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Publicity surrounding Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and the recent death of her husband Prince Philip triggered memories of my stay at Treetops, a famous Kenyan hotel built within a monster tree beside a favorite East Africa animal watering hole. In 1952, while a Treetops guest, Elizabeth lea…

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International visitor bureaus are sensing a travel awakening from a COVID-caused slumber, judging from the increasing number of travel news releases in my mailbox — many with new, creative ideas for trips.

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In a new year, Planet Word, a new museum with voice-activated exhibits, debuts in Washington D.C., with a mission “dedicated to the power, beauty and fun of language: showing how words shape the human experience.” Admission is free.

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Ski resort importuning’s to visit drift onto my computer screen. As several vaccines against COVID-19 appear imminent, travel may return as an option.

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Whether past fun trips were modest and nearby, perhaps visiting relatives, or to legendary, exotic Timbuktu in Mali, Africa, there are usually accumulated photos, in hard copy or online, as well as ephemera that rekindle joy and adventure.