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Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Enduring San Francisco

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter, social activist and bookstore owner, has been San Francisco’s de facto poet laureate and literary Pied Piper for seven decades. He turns 100 this month, and the city is making preparations to celebrate him ...

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Best Bali Daytrips Part II

Save a couple of days to see the Komodo dragons, the glorious waters and islands of the archipelago, and the quiet cultural pleasures of Flores Island, reached by an hour’s flight from Bali. In the main port town of Labuan Bajo and ...

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Apres-Ski at Lake Tahoe is Hot!

At last! It’s time to pack up the skis, snowboards and tire chains, (and the kids), as the snow piles up at Lake Tahoe. World-famous for major ski resorts, the lake is also legendary for its apres-ski scene, from “Next ...

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HOW TO SURVIVE OKTOBERFEST

“How many days are you at the Wiesn (Oktoberfest) for?” the German girl wearing her Bavarian dirndl across the table asked me. “We’re here for five days,” I replied, putting down my umpteenth stein of beer. Her face became a mix of ...

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GAUDI’S BARCELONA: A UNIQUE WAY TO SEE THE CITY

You can’t visit Barcelona without seeing Gaudi’s influence everywhere you go. He’s the city’s most famous architect helped shape the design of the city during its booming 19th and early 20th century. His influence still shapes the city today. Born in 1852, ...

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THE BEST THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN BRUSSELS

Welcome to the capital of Belgium and the European Union. At times it can feel a little stuffy, but it is also a picturesque and historic city with lots to offer to intrepid traveler. The city has plenty to keep you busy ...

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DON’T HAVE (TRAVEL) REGRETS

When I went to college (university for you non-Americans), many of my friends studied abroad for a semester. They came back glowing from life-changing experiences, telling stories of new friends, spontaneous trips to exotic locations, foreign beauties, weird food, and life ...

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Cuisine and Culture Tours: Foodies Alert!

My first food-focused vacation was with Kandra Kitchen Crete, when the queen of Greek cuisine, Rosemary Barron, held forth in her ancient stone house in the hills above Malia on the island of Crete. Using the AGA, a wood-burning oven and a ...

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Moroccan Cuisine, Culture and Cooking

Imagine the vivid colors and the pungent scents of Morocco cuisine––saffron, ginger, paprika, turmeric and cinnamon––and the influences of Arab, Jewish, Roman, Berber, and Spanish cultures. Kensington Tours offers the opportunity of a lifetime to discover the exotic flavors of Morocco on ...

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