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Luxury Hotel on Vancouver Island

Luxury Hotel on Vancouver Island

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You can tell a lot about a luxury hotel by the way it greets its guests. You might expect a formal doorman to meet you at the curb and leave you at the front desk. That’s not the case at the Wickaninnish Inn, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. A smiling, fit staff […]

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Gourmet Barging in Burgundy, France

Gourmet Barging in Burgundy, France

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The mere name Burgundy evokes splendid wines, fine cellars, history and epicurean feasts. The secret is out among wine and food connoisseurs — the best way to sample it all is aboard a luxury barge cruising along the Burgundy canals.                     Barging is not a river […]

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Hawaii History at a luxury resort is seductive

Hawaii History at a luxury resort is seductive

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When I think of famous, elegant hotels – the Ritz in Paris, the Plaza in New York and the Pera Palas in Istanbul – come to mind. In the Hawaiian Islands a historic property joins the club of  bejeweled, historic hotels, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawai’i Island. Fifty years of Hawaii history at […]

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Message from Marybeth

Message from Marybeth

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I’m excited to have you on my site. My credentials: Traveled to over 90 countries worldwide National Geographic Travel Book Author Meet the Gutsy Traveler. Video. Bon Voyage.    

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Ten Best Travel Books for Adventurous Professional Travelers. France. Italy.

Ten Best Travel Books for Adventurous Professional Travelers. France. Italy.

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“Books to spark your wanderlust for travel to France, Italy and beyond,” was the subject of an interview I recently did with PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).   What do you think of the ten best books I recommended? France: A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway,  La Seduction by Elaine Sciolino. The Piano Shop on the Left […]

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Fiji Islands as the most romantic holiday.

Fiji Islands as the most romantic holiday.

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“There are fewer and fewer places left on our planet as beautiful as Fiji” – Jean-Michel Cousteau   Reveling in Barefoot Luxury: GRAB YOUR MASK, FINS AND SUNBLOCK AND PLACE YOUR BETS ON WHO SEES THE FIRST MANTA RAY. Over the years, the world’s best reefs have beckoned to me like a siren’s song. When […]

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