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Viking River Cruises Offers Carefree European Travel

It was early morning as our Viking long ship, Alruna, docked in the little town of Breisach, Germany.

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Barge cruise offers luxury, history, food, wine

While sipping our welcoming glasses of Champagne onboard, we watched a camel and llama grazing nearby. This small town tableau absorbed us into the local culture from the start.

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Hiking through history in Southern France

Already I felt all I was missing was a jousting spear and I could just as easily be accessing a medieval castle as a lodging facility. Then I found out I was.

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Hiking through history in Southern France

The pre-trip information promised visits to medieval villages, walled cities and castles and an immersion in the history and culture of a region unfamiliar to even many French people.

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No free lunch for the French or for any of us

Chalk it up to sour grapes — pun intended — but I am finding it difficult to empathize with the disgruntled French who now have to wait until age 62 to retire.

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