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Brave Little Belgium

Our itineraries often seem to diverge into two distinct categories: culture (particularly art and religion) and history (usually war.) This trip to Belgium has been much more the latter. I don’t mean to suggest Belgium lacks the former, although it does have large Protestant parts and the Protestants, except for the Anglicans, just don’t do over the top iconography like the Catholics.

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Judy Mahle Lutter: An Exceptional Traveler

Judy Mahle Lutter is an exception to almost every rule you can think of. She’s not a typical Travel Past 50 interview subject, either, because she doesn’t travel non-stop and doesn’t have a blog about her traveling life. She barely keeps up with Facebook except to stay in touch with friends not usually on her […]

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An Eight-Day Emerald Waterways River Cruise through Europe: Who’s onboard?

I belong on the river, and my friend and college classmate, Kit Naylor, has been pining for a river cruise for years. So given this opportunity to win an eight-day Emerald Waterways river cruise, I dedicate this post to Kit and experiencing Europe from its rivers and canals. I grew up in Minnesota, the “Land […]

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Europe, Again and Again

We’re experienced at Europe. We’ve been there at least a dozen times, and have spent enough time in Spain and Italy to say with a straight face that we actually lived there. When we were young, Europe was what Thailand is for the young set now: a place to soak in the culture, but only […]

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The Museum of Alchemy: Prelude to Prague

Prague is just the right size for wandering around and stumbling upon great finds. Our discovery of the Museum of Alchemy was a complete accident as we walked through the Old Town toward the Jewish Quarter. In fact, the subterranean rooms were only recently re-discovered, following the floods of 2002 when clean-up workers found the […]

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Barbara Weibel Travels: No Looking Back

Barbara Weibel was a hard worker. You might say she still is. But now that her work is documenting her world travels, there’s no doubt she enjoys it more. After many years and multiple iterations of her career in marketing, management, and real estate, Barbara found she felt like the proverbial “hole in the donut”–solid […]

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