Archive for September, 2009


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The 1st annual Crossroads Travel Expo hosted by Crossroads Travel Advisors will be at the Children’s Museum of Richmond on October 15th from 4pm to 8pm. With over 50 travel experts on staff and great door prizes, you’re sure to discover the best vacations available! Register now and save 50%!

Looking to get away? Want to see the world? Now’s the time to take the vacation of your dreams! Crossroads Travel Advisors, Richmond’s premier American Express Travel Representative, has gathered the best travel companies for the one-day-only Crossroads Travel Expo. Get Expo-exclusive discounts on the vacation of your dreams! Learn about the world’s finest cruises for you, your spouse and your family. Choose from the greatest pre-planned travel trips or work with Crossroads Travel Advisors’ experts to make your own adventure!

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All net proceeds benefit the Children’s Museum of Richmond.

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*Turkey: East meets West

collageRudyard Kipling famously quipped: “East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.”  Apparently he had never been to Turkey.  Laying across Europe and Asia and acting as the main trading thoroughfare between the two continents for millennia, Turkey perhaps stands as the greatest confluence of cultures in the history of the world.  (more…)

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My husband and I recently returned from a ten day land and cruise tour of our beautiful state of Alaska.  With so much to see in Alaska, we had the opportunity to experience the best sites by ship, rail, and motorcoach, staying at pristine lodges and cruising on the beautiful Diamond Princess.

Princess Mt. McKinley Lodge - fireweed

Our land tour included a stay in Anchorage, one night each at Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge in Denali State Park and Princess Wilderness Lodge located just outside Denali National Park.  Each location offered something unique.

What a thrill to spot moose grazing outside the city limits of Anchorage and to hope for a  look at the majestic beauty of dazzling Mt. McKinley.  Having binoculars close by (more…)

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Brenta RiverCurrently in Padova.  It is unusually hot and humid today.  Thank goodness the hotel is very good, with excellent AC. Many stores, restaurants and buses don’t have it. Yesterday we went on an outing on buses and on a boat (burchiello) down the Brenta River, which connects Padova and Venice.  There are 2000 villas built starting in the 1500’s which belonged to wealthy Venice merchants, who had their villas/palaces here in the country.  Some are now museums, some are closed and some are inhabited by wealthy people. I was quite surprised at how well I manage with my Italian! (more…)

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A traveler talks about her transatlantic sailing aboard the Queen Mary 2.
QM2 in HamburgYou know, for us the idea taking the Queen Mary 2 to Europe was in the beginning a means for transportation, an alternative to a flight.  However, it was a lot more and we enjoyed every moment of it.  The boarding and disembarkation was fast and well organized.  We loved our stateroom 12057.  Life on board was very comfortable, eventful and interesting.  The service and food were fabulous, we chose to have only breakfast and dinner and therefore did not gain any weight! Furthermore, I took daily fitness classes ($ 50 for all of them), K. liked the computer classes.  The weather was very nice and the sea was calm.  (more…)

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