Day 5: The Magic of the Holiday Window Display. The holiday season is a magical time of year; that is heralded in with the welcome sights of over the top and dazzling holiday window displays throughout major department stores and shops. From the glitzy shop windows lining 5th Avenue in New York to the stunning […]

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Day 4: The History of the Christmas Tree. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches! For thousands of years, the evergreen fir has long been a Yule time symbol of winter festivals both Pagan and Christian. The Pagans would use the evergreen branches to adorn their homes during the winter solstice, […]

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Day 3: Traditions of the Season- Christmas Crackers. Snap! Pop! Those are the glorious sounds of one of the best traditions of the holiday season in my opinion and I’m sure I’m not alone. Enter the Christmas Cracker! A classic holiday staple for more than a century, Christmas crackers are synonymous with the United Kingdom, […]

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Day 2: The History of the Christmas Market. Come late November, something magical begins to happen all across the world but especially in Europe. Quaint stalls pop up in bustling capitals, small cities, and charming little villages, all signaling the start of the festive season. As night falls, these stalls come to life in the […]

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Day 1: Celebrate the Holidays in These Merry Cities. The halls have been decked… The tree has been trimmed… The sweet aroma of cookies are baking in the oven.. And you’re putting the finishing touches on any last minute projects. Though we might not be able to travel this year as we have in years […]

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CHARLESTON – A Historic American Gem By Christine Dupuy   Charleston, South Carolina, one of the South’s most charming cities, is located in the “low country” on the East coast.  If you are planning a tour to this area, there are a vast amount of choices of things to do and see.  One of the […]

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Lying southeast of the massive Australian continent is New Zealand, a country with two major islands in the South Pacific—referred to as the North and South Islands. While a majority of people have heard of New Zealand and may even choose to visit, a lot of others aren’t even sure where it’s located. The inhabitants […]

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Have you previously experienced an amazing place or destination in your travels and cannot stop thinking about where you’ll go next? Have the places you’ve visited left a distinct mark on your heart causing a strange (yet soul-satisfying) emotion deep within you? If you are experiencing these symptoms, or some of the ones below, you […]

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As you continue to prepare and get excited for your trip, chances are, you’ll be visiting a country where you will not know the language. Depending on what country you’ll be visiting (if it’s an international tour), here are a few tips and tricks to get you started on being able to speak the basics […]

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Let your imagination go wild. Dream of such places as the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Swiss Alps, the Colosseum and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Rome, dining at an English Pub, scouring the amazing markets of Florence, the scenery of the Amalfi Coast. These are but a sampling of the true joys awaiting you on […]

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