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Cuba, Day 2, Part 1 Plaza de Armas, Cathedral Square, Mercaderes Street

It’s time for us to head back to Cuba, so we can continue to explore its history, people, music and food. In my first blog in this series, I gave an overall introduction to the trip […]

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Tall Ships at Navy Pier, Chicago 2016

What is it about sailing ships that makes most of us dream of luxury, romance and adventure? To be sure, the movie industry has played a role, but human beings seem to be instinctively drawn […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 4, Part 2 Ravières, Dinner at Restaurant Les Millésimes, Noyers-sur-Serein

If you are keeping score, this is my 10th blog post detailing a 7-day, 6-night luxury cruise aboard La Belle Epoque, a hotel barge in the fleet of European Waterways. The last post in this series, A Barge […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 4, Part 1 Ancy-le-Franc, Argenteuil-sur-Armançon, Noyers-sur-Serein, Ravières

It’s time to continue our cruise down the canals of Burgundy, France aboard La Belle Epoque, a luxury hotel barge that is part of the European Waterways fleet. So far, in a series of 8 blog […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 3, Part 2, Ancy-le-Franc, Chassignelles

It’s time to continue our lazy, but luxurious, barge cruise along the canals of Burgundy, France aboard European Waterways‘ hotel barge, La Belle Epoque. While I am confident that every literate person on the planet […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 3, Part 1, Lézinnes to Ancy-le-Franc

Tell me: how bad would it be to wake up in the morning, step out on the deck of a luxury hotel barge, and see this: So began our second full day on La Belle […]

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Cuba Day 1, Part 2: Viva la Revolución!

Let’s continue our travels in Cuba, shall we? We began this series of blogs with an Introduction, started diving into the details in Part 1, then stopped for lunch at El Aljibe. It had already […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 2, Part 4, Lézinnes

Shall we continue our leisurely cruise down the Burgundy Canal aboard European Waterways luxury barge, La Belle Epoque? Of course we shall! It’s almost time for dinner. Having spent a lovely afternoon in Chablis, tasting wine and walking […]

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El Aljibe Restaurant, Havana, Cuba

It had been a long day! Up at 4:00am for an early flight from Miami to Havana, Cuba. Off the plane on onto a bus to the Plaza de la Revolución, then to a couple of parks. […]

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