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What to Know When You Share a Vacation Rental Feb. 21, 2021

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By Candyce H. Stapen It looked so good on paper — a week in a Caribbean villa with my two sis... Read More

A Family Gets Away to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains Sep. 27, 2020

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By Candyce H. Stapen We work-weary urbanites found a way to escape to the woods during the pandemic.... Read More

Tips on How to Book Your Own Local Tours Aug. 01, 2020

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By Candyce H. Stapen I knew we were in trouble when our local tour guide drove silently for the firs... Read More

Secluded Shores and Bustling Boardwalks in Virginia May. 30, 2020

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By Candyce H. Stapen Two eaglets warmed themselves at the base of a sand dune, a pelican dived into ... Read More

Live the Luxury Spa Life in Anguilla Feb. 16, 2020

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By Candyce H. Stapen Pedaling a stationary bike in an outdoor pool at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, A... Read More

Turks and Caicos Provides a Great Multigenerational Vacation Nov. 17, 2019

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By Candyce H. Stapen Sometimes ordinary is best, especially if the setting is extraordinary. My 8-mo... Read More

Find the Best Local Food in Turks and Caicos Nov. 16, 2019

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By Candyce H. Stapen Turks and Caicos, a foodie destination with its share of luxury resorts that of... Read More

Highlights of Croatia's Adriatic Oct. 13, 2019

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By Candyce H. Stapen Croatia's coast unfurls along the Adriatic Sea as a ribbon of coves and peninsu... Read More

Castle-Hopping Through Scotland Aug. 25, 2019

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By Candyce H. Stapen Ailsa balanced on my hand when we paused on our woodland walk at Ayrshire's Gle... Read More

Hitting the Highlights of Glasgow, Scotland Aug. 24, 2019

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By Candyce H. Stapen A former gritty industrial city, Glasgow now pops with trendy neighborhoods, di... Read More

Oceania Insignia: A Foodie's Delight Jan. 06, 2019

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By Candyce H. Stapen Deciding whether to order a second lobster and filet mignon sandwich for lunch ... Read More

Luxury Digs Near Rwanda's Mountain Gorillas Dec. 16, 2018

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By Candyce H. Stapen When Bisate Lodge opened in June 2017, it became the first luxury hotel near R... Read More

A Gorilla-Trekking Adventure in Rwanda Dec. 15, 2018

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By Candyce H. Stapen On the day of our gorilla trek in Rwanda, we awoke to heavy downpour and thick... Read More

Why Families Love the Carnival Horizon Dec. 09, 2018

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By Candyce H. Stapen The Carnival Horizon, the line's newest ship, launched in April 2018. The megas... Read More

Come Aboard the Horizon for the Belly Laughs Dec. 08, 2018

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By Candyce H. Stapen When I crave belly laughs each night to blow away the blahs, I book a cruise on... Read More

Places to Explore Berlin's Street Art May. 27, 2018

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By Candyce H. Stapen Street art, a visual marker of Berlin's iconoclastic spirit, dominates Kreuzbe... Read More

An Insider's Food Tour of Trendy Berlin May. 26, 2018

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By Candyce H. Stapen When our culinary tour guide for Berlin shows up wearing a T-shirt emblazoned "... Read More