Venetian Holiday

After traveling in Italy with a university group on a guided art history trip, I took time to add some additional destinations. My second excursion was to Venice. I traveled on the high-speed train once again, and enjoyed watching the landscape changes from the city of Rome, to the Tuscan countryside, to the waterways of

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Italian Impressions

Recently, I had the opportunity to go to Italy with a university group on a guided art history trip. I had not visited Italy before, so I decided to visit some additional locations while I was there.    Pompeii was the first excursion on my schedule. The high-speed train between Rome and Naples was an

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Papal Audience Experience

Rome is home to countless treasures. From artistic masterpieces to religious monuments and historical wonders to culinary delights, the Eternal City offers an endless list of experiences for travelers. In spite of many previous visits to Rome, one event that I had not participated in is the Papal Audience and in June, I had the

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Why Now is the Time to Visit Madagascar

The island of Madagascar is filled with picturesque landscapes, white sand beaches, tropical rainforest, and mountains teeming with unique and wonderful creatures. I recently had the opportunity to visit Madagascar, as the second member of the Frontiers team, and wanted to share my observations about why now is the time to visit. Who should travel

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Islas Secas: Private, Pristine, and a Perfect Destination for all

Imagine a destination that offers an exclusive private stay, unparalleled beauty and no more than 18 guests on the entire island? Islas Secas consists of an archipelago of 14 private islands nestled along the coast of Panama’s southwest shoreline, and provides travelers with diverse marine ecosystems complemented with stunning views. About the Resort The island is

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Why Not Consider a Visit to Panama City

Panama City is culturally rich and vibrant and is definitely one to put on your exploration radar. My visit began with two days to explore this charming Central American city. The much-awaited warmth of the sun greeted me, as I stepped out of the car upon arrival at the American Trade Hotel, which is located

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Five Perfect Reasons to Visit Tuscany

You’ve already visited Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and the Amalfi Coast? Here are five perfect reasons to visit majestic Tuscany! 1. The properties are absolutely stunning. Hotel L’Andana at Castiglione della Pescaia is located in the heart of the Maremma region and was once the tyrannical Duke Leopold’s summer residence. There are 33 bedrooms and

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Frontiers Opens Doors

I arrived in the dark at 6:00 a.m., when the Vatican Museums were closed. The first person I met was Gianni Crea, the clavigero (keeper of the keys). Gianni informed me that he was responsible for 2,797 keys that opened more than 300 gates, doors, closets and rooms of the Vatican Museums. My immediate impression

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Gray Whales in Magdalena Bay

We sailed through the night to Puerto Esconado where we docked for our much anticipated trip to Magdalena Bay to go see gray whales. After seeing so many humpback whales from the Safari Endeavor, my daughter, Hannah, and I were extremely excited to see the gray whales up close. There are as many as 20,000 gray

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My Mother-Daughter UnCruise Experience

After contemplating if I’d take one of my daughters, or my husband on a trip I have been considering for a long time now, I decided to take my oldest daughter Hannah, who is 16-years-old to go with me. Our excitement only grew as we embarked on the Safari Endeavor or Captain Cook’s Endeavor, with

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