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The U.S. Virgin Islands: Caribbean Sun, Sand and Savings Aug. 11, 2019

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By Victor Block One island resembles a U.S. city, with teeming streets and sidewalks and shops galor... Read More

There's More Than the Beach on Alabama's Gulf Coast Jul. 21, 2019

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By Victor Block My first thought was that I had taken a wrong turn. This couldn't be Gulf Shores and... Read More

Discover Diverse, Unsung Oregon Jun. 29, 2019

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By Victor Block It doesn't take long for visitors to Oregon to admire its varied landscapes, intrigu... Read More

From Accident to Embarrass, No Name and Hell -- Unusual Town Names May. 11, 2019

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By Victor Block Vacationers seeking a double thrill enjoy an exciting whitewater rafting trip on the... Read More

Memorable Meals From Around the World Apr. 27, 2019

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By Fyllis Hockman and Victor Block Enjoying our first dinner during a visit to Sicily, we turned to ... Read More

Learn While You Travel on These Cruises Jan. 05, 2019

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By Victor Block Civil War buffs Tom and Elaine Preston wander through a reconstructed fort where a m... Read More

Winterthur and More Await in Wilmington, Delaware Nov. 25, 2018

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By Victor Block Some members of the wealthy family lived in a 175-room mansion set amid 1,000 acres ... Read More

People Make the Place in Jamaica Sep. 30, 2018

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By Victor Block One meal my wife, Fyllis, and I will long remember was a gourmet five-course candlel... Read More

An Intergenerational Trip to Baltimore Sep. 23, 2018

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By Victor Block "Can we ask someone for help?" Mollie inquired, her voice exhibiting the anguish we ... Read More

Breathtaking Routes From Around the World Jul. 14, 2018

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By Victor Block Some drivers follow routes along the highest roads in the world. Others steer their ... Read More

A Rich History Rewards Visitors to Myanmar Jul. 08, 2018

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By Victor Block I was 3,000 feet high, floating in a hot-air balloon over a vast plain dotted with m... Read More

Deserted Beaches, Colorful Towns Await Visitors to Curacao Feb. 17, 2018

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By Victor Block I knew that the Caribbean island of Curacao was unfamiliar to many Americans, but th... Read More

Expect to Be Surprised in Sicily Feb. 03, 2018

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By Victor Block "You can steal my money but not my food." "If you want things to go exactly as plan... Read More

Cheese, Truffles, History and Wine in Piedmont, Italy Nov. 25, 2017

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By Victor Block The platter before me was covered with what resembled piles of leaves from a fall l... Read More

History and Culture Mark Visit to St. Kitts Nov. 04, 2017

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By Victor Block When Christopher Columbus sighted two small, adjacent islands during his second voy... Read More

Find More Than Merriment in New Orleans Oct. 07, 2017

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By Victor Block Quick quiz: Think jazz and blues played in clubs and by street musicians outside. Pi... Read More

Beaches, Nature and Culture Abound in Puerto Rico Sep. 02, 2017

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By Victor Block Mention Puerto Rico and many people think of sun, sand and sipping rum drinks. But a... Read More

See the 'Real' Scotland in the Highlands Aug. 26, 2017

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By Victor Block The terrain in places is as violent in appearance as the bloody battles that raged t... Read More

The Greek Island of Rhodes Offers a Feast of Surprises Jul. 02, 2017

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By Victor Block "You want to spend two weeks on Rhodes?" our Greek friend asked. "You'll go out of ... Read More

Small Towns, Beautiful Vistas Mark Stay in Austria's Tyrol Region Jun. 25, 2017

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By Victor Block "The slower you walk, the sooner you'll get there." Those words, uttered by Wolfgang... Read More