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Colleen Kelly and her husband on their wedding day, from "Why Salzburg Has My Heart: My Wedding in Austria"

Why Salzburg Has My Heart: My Wedding in Austria

For those of you that don't know this, and this may be most of you, I have a deep love and connection for a very special city in Europe. It all started many years ago when I was invited by my best friend to study abroad in college...
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Visiting the beaches of San Diego

Discovering a Reconstructed San Diego and Why You Need to Visit

The very first time I learned of the city of San Diego, I was at a raucous party in Kansas City. I was only 18 years old at the time and was coming home from my first adventure out west. Two buddies and I had stuffed ourselves into an old Dodge Swinger (manual 3-speed on
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‘When You Are Old’ in Xichang, China

Written at the close of last year’s “Spring Festival”, the Year of the Rooster; and released today, celebrating the first day of this year’s Chinese New Year…. The Year of the Dog   “When you are old and gray and full of sleep And nodding by the fire, take down this book…..” – W.B. Yeats, Irish poet
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If You Really Want to be Enchanted

There is a feeling of beguilement that wells up in one’s heart when the name “New Mexico” is mentioned in conversation. There is a pulling at the five senses. It is as if all the art, cuisine, hot-air balloons, and Georgia O’Keefe rounded pink mountains are magnetizing you with their call. There is a sense
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Dining and Dancing in Palm Springs

Known for its starry nights and warm desert breezes, Palm Springs, California elicits from many a traveler the desire to just dance. It is as if something wells up from your inner reaches in a primal need to express yourself under the palms. And if dancing in the open air under the shadow of Mount
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Nashville, Tennessee – The Heart of Music City

Photo Credit: Flickr It’s no surprise that Nashville, Tennessee is known far and wide as Music City. With its renowned museums, bustling downtown, vibrant culture, authentic southern cuisine, and, of course, the music, it’s hard to find anything not to love about this city. One of our producers recently had the pleasure of experiencing Nashville
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Tripping Over Hong Kong

When planning a trip to Hong Kong, or as the native Chinese prefer to say…”HK”, one may be overwhelmed by all the delightful sights to see and all the dozens of things to do there. One may even find one self tripping over all the possibilities. For those of us who would prefer a more
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