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12 Havana insider travel tips and highlights

If you haven’t been, you must go. The city of Havana, in spite of its 50-years of neglect, is stunning. Withering facades of colonial buildings with colorful peeling walls, vintage cars that have outlived most humans and the city with so much charm – it’s everything we hoped it would be. Here’s a collection of tips…

9 Extraordinary, small ship cruises that you probably didn’t know existed (until now)

While Celebrity Cruises announces yet another mega-ship breakthrough by unveiling  Celebrity Edge, I’ll remind you that bigger isn’t always better. Don’t let me mislead you, Edge looks stunning, and is clearly a breakthrough in modern luxury cruising. But lavish spas, Broadway-style productions, wave-pools and even skating rinks are not always attractive amenities to everyone. If…

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Nice’s secret bed and breakfast gem

Tucked neatly (and rather inconspicuously) in the foothills of Nice, just a stones-throw from the historic village of Vence and Saint-Paul de Vence, is a bed and breakfast gem. It’s called Le Bergerie, and I think it’s worth a recommendation. But, I’ll begin this blog with a quick side note: the gracious hosts at Le…