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New Orleans: Music, Marvelous Meals and Museums

Think jazz and blues played in music clubs and by street musicians outside. If you guess that describes New Orleans, you’re right; but there’s more to the city than that.

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Fyllis Hockman and Victor Block picnicking in Sicily.

Sicily: Where What’s Not The Itinerary is as important as What is

Admittedly, exploring the old medieval city of Modica was fascinating, but it couldn’t compare with the unexpected joy rides in vintage iconic Fiat 500 sports cars over hilly, twisty, curvy, windy, narrow, cobblestone streets.

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Sugar Plantations Are Gone, But St. Kitts a Sweet Spot to Visit

When Christopher Columbus sighted two small, adjacent islands during his second voyage to the New World in 1493, he named the larger of the two St. Christopher, now St. Kitts.

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Puerto Vallarta: Magic And Mayhem on The Malecon

I heard that you could spend from dawn to dusk on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and never get bored and I thought, “OK, I’m up for that challenge.”

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Movie Star Famous Puerto Vallarta Has Much to Offer

The vacation destination where my wife, Fyllis, and I chose to escape the winter cold may not be for everyone.

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Nevis: An island Hamilton would be proud of

A few years ago, the fact that an island was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton would have elicited little excitement.

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