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Boulangeries and Mercis: Canada’s French Eastern Townships

Boulangeries and Mercis: Canada’s French Eastern Townships The fields of deep lavender (Bleu Lavande) stretch vividly toward the green hills. Donkeys at the donkey ranch nuzzle their mistress, and the honey bees buzz about at the Miellerie Lune de Miel, the honey farm. About 150 miles south of Quebec and maybe 90 miles east of Montreal, the Eastern Townships of ... Read More »

Untroubling Tunisia: Waiting for Travel and Democracy

Untroubling Tunisia: Waiting for Travel and Democracy The thirty or so countries that make up the Arab world are not known for enlightened or progressive leadership. But it was not always so. In the Middle Ages when Europe was groping its way through the darkness in abysmal societies. Southern Spain, Andalusia, was a beacon to the world. Here, from 711 ... Read More »

Luxury Travel Bows to Social Media

Luxury Travel Bows to Social Media In Cannes, France, members of the elite International Luxury Travel Market crowd (ILTM) paid grudging respect to the power of the social media “crowd”. The elite at the classy Riviera resort had to admit that the power and wisdom of Face Book, Twitter, and “invite only” travel web sites was changing the face of ... Read More »

How Not To Travel Like An Ugly American

From From Kaleel It’s part of travel’s enduring mythology: The American tourist, unable to manage even a few sentences in any language other than English, and oblivious to the culture and traditions of other countries. The unflattering image of the “Ugly American” is a bit unfair, perhaps, but the “USA Number 1!” attitude persists among many American travelers, so Dean ... Read More »

Bike Tours Around Europe

Bike tours around Europe, the United States and just about every where wheels can hit the road are becoming the trip of choice for the self styled traveler. From Kaleel ftp etc Tours like those offered by Tennessee’s Bike Tours Direct follow the Mozart trail in Salzburg, Austria or wind by Germany’s best wine producing regions. Bike tours don’t skimp ... Read More »

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