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Newer buildings loom over a neoclassic edifice along the Bund in Shanghai

Shanghai: A Tour of China’s Accelerated City

Shanghai is frequently described as the New York City of China. People say Shanghai is to Beijing as NYC is to Washington, D.C. The comparison works. Shanghai is a port city, straddling the Huangpu River which empties into the Yangtze. So it’s open, airy, and brighter than Beijing, with about a 100% chance of less […]

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A walk in Dubrovnik is good for the appetite.

Croatia’s Cuisine: Dalmatian Coast Food and Wine

A week in Croatia does not make me an expert in anything. But I ate every day, so that counts for something! We were alternately impressed and underwhelmed by the food in Croatia. Many restaurants were closing for the season–we were there in late October–so a faltering selection may have colored our culinary experience. But […]

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Pictou, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia: History, Cuisine, and Natural Beauty

Nova Scotia offers its own brand of history, cuisine, natural beauty, and recreation. It wasn’t an hour off the Digby Ferry (which sails twice a day from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Digby, Nova Scotia) that we realized these two Maritime Provinces on either side of the Bay of Fundy are very distinct. We wanted […]

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Recommendations for Five Days in Hong Kong

We were prepared to love Hong Kong. It is our first trip to China, and we were looking forward to easing into a very foreign environment by starting with (mostly) English speaking Hong Kong. It didn’t disappoint. So, based on our vast five-day experience, here are our recommendations. Getting to the city from the airport […]

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Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy: a rare place offering close-ups of seaweed and the ocean floor twice a day at low tide.

One Short Week in New Brunswick, Canada

You would think we’d know better, after years of traveling. But we jumped on the chance to visit New Brunswick for a week, not allowing ourselves enough time to stay and do everything we wanted.  One short week in New Brunswick was just enough to show us why we want to return. But one short […]

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30 Hours in Omaha: A City Break

Let’s just list the things most people associate with Omaha: Omaha Steaks, Warren Buffet and his company Berkshire Hathaway, the College World Series. That’s three. Maybe, if you think about it, you’d also conjure up the Missouri River or the Union Pacific railroad, Joslyn Art Museum or Creighton University. We know a lot of travelers […]

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