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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, …

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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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    Ride into yesteryear aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist Growing up as a city boy, my childhood memories of riding an old fashioned steam locomotive were confined to riding around the amusement park at Knotts Berry Farm in Anaheim, California. Sure it was fun but nothing that could compare to my journey through the San Juan Mountains in Colorado …

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    Sioux Falls: Five Fun Attractions

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city and an easy day’s drive from Colorado. Here are some of the top things to see and do: The Big Sioux River runs through the city. Falls Park, only a few blocks from downtown, showcases the cascade on the river that gave Sioux …

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    Vienna: Old Europe Meets the New West

    By Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist Vienna is the second fastest growing city in Europe. Why, you ask? Here are a few reasons. When the Turks fled this city in 1683, they left behind a hoard of coffee beans. What followed was an entire culture built around this hot beverage. Today, take your pick from among …

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