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A Dynamic Duo of Destinations: Cuba and U.S. National Parks

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In 2016 there are two destinations that are both figuratively and literately “hot” – Cuba and the U.S. National Parks. Things are literally “cooking” in Havana where temperatures and humidity right now are both in the 90s, reminiscent of what I experienced while visiting just-to-the-north-a-bit Miami back in August of 1961. While this week the […]

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Cuba: What It Holds In Store For American Travelers

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A week ago Sunday podcaster Weston Moody, just back from a trip to Cuba, interviewed Tales Told From Road publisher, Dick Jordan, for his show, “The Locales, “conversations with guests from various countries “talking about the places to go, what to do, issues these places face and how to fit in.” The two discussed what […]

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Cuba: Your Personal Journey and Mine

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For well over a year I’ve been on a personal journey to the island of Cuba. And I’ve literally never arrived. But figuratively, I feel that I’ve spent years living there.

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Internet Radio Show: “Cuba, Libre?” and Travel to Cuba Highlighted

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Cuba is one of the hot, trendy travel destinations for Americans and in his feature-length documentary film, Cuba, Libre?, Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, traces the history of travel to that so-near-yet-so-far-for-so-long Caribbean island from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day. On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Jordan […]

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Your Flight from The U.S. to Cuba Arrived, But Now What?

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The easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014, has generated a great deal of interest of the part of Americans in visiting an island that during three decades of Cold War between the U.S. and Cuba’s staunch ally, the Soviet Union, was essentially off-limits. […]

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A Perfectly Providential Day

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I hadn’t ever planned to go there, nor did I know anything about the place that would have piqued my interest in making a visit, but an act of travel providence sent my wife and I from our home on the West Coast to the East Coast and dropped us out of the sky on […]

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Visiting U.S. National Parks in 2016

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I haven’t got a national park “life list” where I’ve ticked off every one of the country’s national parks, monuments and seashores I’ve visited, although if I did, I’d soon be adding one more to it: Acadia National Park in coastal Maine. 2016 is the centennial of the U.S. National Park service, so interest in […]

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Visualizing Cuba, Three Ways

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On December 17, 2014, President Obama of the United States and President Raul Castro of Cuba simultaneously announced easing of restrictions on travel between the two countries. That set out a landslide of articles in the general and travel news media touting Cuba as “the” place for Americans to head on vacation. And President Obama […]

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Easy Day Hiking The Swiss Alps

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For years, stories in newspaper Sunday “Travel” sections were my source of inspiration to travel to places where I had never gone before, as well as to re-visit familiar and much-loved stops on past trips. These days such stories sometimes prompt me to sit back and reminisce about a journey taken long ago. And that […]

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The National Parks: America’s Best “Fixer Up” Idea

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When I read the April TV schedule for one of my local PBS affiliate stations, I saw that Ken Burns’ six-part, twelve-hour documentary television series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, will air again this year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Let’s assume that you’ve heeded my past advice […]

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Getting to and from Brussels After Tuesday’s Terrorist Attacks

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(Initially published at 11:11 a.m., PDT, Tuesday, March 22nd. Updated at 9:30 a.m., PDT, Thursday, March 31st.) You have no doubt by now heard news reports of terrorists attacks in a subway station in Brussels and the international airport serving that European city. The attacks have severely limited the ability of travelers to make their […]

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