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Review: Onboard Crystal's New Yacht in Croatia

Hi, friend. If you've been following me on Instagram lately you that know that Mr. Scout and I have recently returned from a fabulous journey to Venice, Croatia, and Prague, including one-week cruising along the Dalmatian Coast on Crystal's 62-passenger…
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Tips from New York Times Travel Experts

Hey friend, have you heard of Times Journeys travel programs? Designed with New York Times readers, like me, in mind, they feature Times' editors and other Times "approved experts on trip to places like Machu Piccu and Normandy. A few weeks…
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Madison to San Francisco? Non-Stop?! Cheers to THAT!

United Airlines' recent announcement about non-stop daily flights from Madison, Wisconsin to San Francisco beginning this June is the BEST news I've heard in a long, long time! Just think of the possibilities! The Northern California Coastline,…
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Puppy Love in the Caribbean

If you love beaches and dogs as much as I do, imagine this:  You go to stunning Turks and Caicos, a Caribbean outpost known for its snow white sands and turquoise sea. You socialize a needy puppy in the sunshine. Fall deeply in love. Save the…
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LA Dining: The Best Stuff I Ate Last Week

  I'm seriously smitten with Los Angeles lately, especially the food. (And don't even get me started on Manhattan Beach. I'll post about that surfer hangout turned foodie hub next.) For now, I want to share with you a few of the plates, bowls,…
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Maui Now

Heading to Maui for Spring Break? Lucky you! We just returned from our fourth family vacation to Maui (our all-time favorite island) a few days ago, and rather than get my house in order, I want to share a few quick thoughts with you. (For more…
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Bahamas' Blue Lagoon Island: Should You Go?

Should you spend your precious day visiting this island on your next cruise or vacation in the Bahamas? Let's find out! YES, if you have young kids who like to build sandcastles and play in shallow water; yes, if you could use a lazy day…
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Miami Wknd: Where to Eat Well

Art Basel Miami officially opens today and nothing pairs better with art appreciation than a cocktail, wine and great food, plus an ample side of people-watching, of course. Chances are you've got your reservations in order, but if not, here…