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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

A Remote Jungle Experience in the Amazon Basin Jun. 04, 2017

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By Victor Block In some ways Railson is like many 17-year-old boys. He likes to fish, helps with hou... Read More

Wildlife and Scenery Are Big in Alaska May. 20, 2017

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By Victor Block When I began planning a visit to Alaska, three words came to mind: "big," which many... Read More

Enjoy Layover Time With These Airport Activities Apr. 09, 2017

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By Victor Block Seated in a beer garden sipping a brew that was made on-site, Sam and Nancy Goodma... Read More

Explore the Many Facets of Vietnam Mar. 26, 2017

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By Victor Block With a silent prayer on my lips, I stepped off a curb into an onslaught of rushing m... Read More

Take a Bite of Colorful, Tasty, Musical Umbria Mar. 19, 2017

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By Victor Block In 1996 a book titled "Under the Tuscan Sun" recounted how author Frances Mayes purc... Read More

Customs in Other Countries Travelers Should Know Feb. 26, 2017

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By Victor Block A visitor from Chicago to Poland was embarrassed after she admired the dishes... Read More

Live St. Augustine's Colorful Past Feb. 12, 2017

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By Victor Block In 1607 a small band of settlers founded the first permanent English outpost in the ... Read More

The Poets Were Right About England's Lake District Feb. 11, 2017

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By Victor Block Viewing a high country landscape accentuated by a blanket of yellow, the poet Willia... Read More

Discover Natural Wonders in Lush Costa Rica Jan. 07, 2017

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By Victor Block I knew before traveling to Costa Rica that it has a well-deserved reputation for pre... Read More

China's Shandong Province Serves up Museums, Culture and Wine Dec. 31, 2016

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By Victor Block Automobiles clog city streets that were built for pedestrians and bicycles. Billboar... Read More

See More Than the Beach in Belize Dec. 03, 2016

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By Victor Block I had heard that Belize has long stretches of lovely beach backed by magnificent mul... Read More

Tiny Uruguay Offers Lots to See and Do Nov. 20, 2016

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By Victor Block Many visitors to the South American country of Uruguay are surprised to learn how sm... Read More