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Singapore: Jewel of the East Jan. 05, 2020

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By Doug Hansen Drums beat rhythmically as a dozen men maneuvered an undulating 30-foot-long red and ... Read More

Cruising on the Mekong River Jan. 04, 2020

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By Doug Hansen When my wife and I planned our visit to Southeast Asia we included a seven-night rive... Read More

Searching for the Danube River's Best Christmas Markets Nov. 10, 2019

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By Doug Hansen As our ship glided slowly through Austria's famed Wachau Valley, a silhouette of a me... Read More

Portugal Is One of Europe's Crown Jewels May. 19, 2019

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By Doug Hansen "To travel is to live," proclaimed Hans Christian Andersen, and for two weeks my wife... Read More

We Can't Get Enough of Fiji May. 18, 2019

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By Doug Hansen Our second trip to Fiji confirmed my belief that Fijian hospitality and amenities are... Read More

St. Lucia Offers Natural Beauty, Friendly People Mar. 03, 2019

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By Doug Hansen For my wife's birthday, I arranged a five-day visit to St. Lucia that exceeded our ex... Read More

Why Portugal Is One of Europe's Crown Jewels Dec. 30, 2018

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By Doug Hansen "To travel is to live," proclaimed Hans Christian Andersen, and for two weeks my wife... Read More

An Unforgettable Hot Springs Experience in China Dec. 29, 2018

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By Doug Hansen Tucked away in the bamboo-shrouded hills next to the Wentang River some 36 miles from... Read More

War History and Pristine Waters in the Faraway Solomon Islands Oct. 07, 2018

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By Doug Hansen The Solomon Islands, a 992-island archipelago, sit northeast of Australia and about 6... Read More

Connecting With Nature in the Boundary Waters Jun. 24, 2018

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By Doug Hansen "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature... Read More

A Return Visit to Friendly Fiji Dec. 17, 2017

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By Doug Hansen Powerful hands lifted a football-size conch shell to a Fijian warrior's lips and he t... Read More

Close Encounters -- in South America Oct. 29, 2017

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By Doug Hansen A surprisingly cold wind swept across the desolate beach at Volunteer Point, one of t... Read More

An Unforgettable Time in the Real Jordan Sep. 23, 2017

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By Doug Hansen The year was 1977 and I was 25, unencumbered, and thanks to my newly earned accountin... Read More

Beauty, Affordability and Safety in Slovenia Sep. 16, 2017

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By Doug Hansen After hearing rave reviews about Slovenia, a small country that formerly comprised th... Read More

Cuenca, Ecuador Is a Top Retirement Spot Aug. 20, 2017

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By Doug Hansen A few years back some influential magazines published complimentary articles about th... Read More

Ecuadorian Nature Reserves Provide Dazzling Bird Displays Aug. 19, 2017

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By Doug Hansen In 1998 a small group of birdwatchers saw a diminutive bird dart along the ground and... Read More

Bears, Bald Eagles and More in British Columbia Aug. 06, 2017

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By Doug Hansen Shortly after breakfast, 10 of us donned bright-red life jackets and cruised slowly a... Read More