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    Madrid, Spain: History, Culture and Passion

    Madrid is a city of passion! Locals, known as madrileños, are ardent about their food, history and culture. This is a great, walkable city to visit and seniors will find a friendly, affable people who love to share their passion with visitors. Food is also a passion and unlike those living in the U.S., Spaniards …

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    Mainz: Germany’s Wine Capital on the Rhine

    Known as the largest wine growing district in Germany, the city of Mainz was founded in 13 B.C. as a Roman outpost. It was ruled by the archbishops throughout the Middle Ages up until the French Revolution. Today, its location in the richly fertile area known as the Rheinhessen makes it one of the best …

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    Trier: Germany’s Oldest Historic City on the Mosel River

    Once the Roman imperial residence, Trier is located on the banks of the Mosel River close to the Luxembourg border. It is considered the oldest city in Germany and one of the most diverse and beautiful. In addition to its many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Trier has abundant shopping and culinary delights to satisfy the …

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    Leipzig: The Cosmopolitan City of Germany

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist Located in the East German state of Saxony at the confluence of three rivers, Leipzig has always been a historically important city. Many notable figures have lived here, and its citizens were instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Today, while still honoring its past, Leipzig …

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    Freiburg: Germany’s Vibrant, Southernmost City

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist Situated at the edge of the Black Forest, Freiburg is a vibrant university town in southwestern Germany. With a temperate climate, old world charm, large farmers’ market, and culinary treats, this city is becoming known as one of the best offbeat tourist destinations. Part of the portfolio of alternative historic …

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    Koblenz, Germany Where the Rhine and Mosel Converge

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist It would be hard to find a lovelier off the beaten track city to visit in Germany than Koblenz. Ideally situated where the Mosel River flows into the Rhine, this city has a history dating back 2000 years starting from when it was a Roman settlement. Today, it is a …

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    Experience the Dutch Countryside on a Luxury Floating Hotel

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist It’s morning and the crew of the Panache, one of the fleet of luxury barges with European Waterways, has just departed Amsterdam on its way to Alkmaar. This will be the first stop on its slow-moving voyage through the Dutch countryside along Holland’s canals. On board, guests revel in the …

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    Reykjavik, Iceland: The Little City that Leaves a Big Impression

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist Steeped in Nordic traditions and culture, Reykjavik, Iceland is one of those mysterious destinations that everyone seems to be talking about visiting and for good reasons. Iceland has the cleanest air in the world, water so pure you can drink it right from the tap, lava-covered landscapes along with roaring …

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    The Cayman Islands

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photo Journalist The Cayman Islands – consisting of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman – lie in the Caribbean Sea just a 1 ½ hour flight from Miami, Florida. Grand Cayman is the largest and most populous of the three islands. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are situated to the …

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    Parlez-vous a little sunshine? Saint Martin delivers!

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist If you’re looking for a getaway, think about the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. It’s small, only 37 square miles, but jam-packed with beautiful beaches lapped by crystal-clear water, a hilly interior for hiking, biking and riding, delicious cuisine and friendly people. It’s not jam-packed with people, however. Only about …

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