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Yangtze River Cruise

Chongquing ("double happiness") is China's largest city with 33 million people, and a jumping on point for Yangtze River cruises. The city, I'm told, is known for its spicy women and soft eared men. Cuisine is spicy here, and locals enjoy...

How to choose the Best Cruise for your Family

Thinking of bringing your family on a cruise? With so many options available today, it can be a lot more complicated than you’d ever imagine. To maximize the cruise experience for everyone, you’d have to consider how much time your kids will spend...

A Different part of China

I have been kicking around China for 28 years, you would think I had been everywhere.  No, actually not. China is huge, Beijing and Shanghai and Xi’an are fine, but there is more.  So much more. So I had a few unfilled days in China...

Inaugural Viking Star Cruise

Viking Cruises' first new ocean-going vessel, Viking Star, is a mid-size cruise ship accommodating 930 guests and featuring an earthy, contemporary style.  The color schemes are pleasing, with light blues, turquoises, muted corals, light...

An Update on a few London Hotels

I visit London often and always like to experience something new in the city.  This time I paid a visit to the Churchill War Rooms Museum.  Located in Westminster it is family friendly and well organized.  If you have a interest in WWII history or...

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