November

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Traveling Solo: An Opportunity to Make New Friends

Sometimes Alan I and have scheduling conflicts, or I just want to take some time to travel on my own. When I do, I find myself seeking out the most convivial settings, places where a sense of community naturally prevails—whether it’s a local marketplace where women are buying and selling produce, or a handcrafts cooperative, where artisans ply trades passed down by their mothers and grandmothers...

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Bon Voyage, Laverne! A Fond Farewell to Our Own Texas Rose

Grand Circle is a family company—and not just because Alan and I purchased and grew the business together. Our associates are all part of the Grand Circle family … and some in particular have grown especially close to our hearts....

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Bites from the Balkans

Opposite the Adriatic Sea from Italy, Croatia’s rich culinary history is often eclipsed by its well-known neighbors. But this small country can hold its own in any cook-off. Its dishes’ rich flavors stem primarily from Balkan and Slavic traditions, where garlic, onions, and black pepper punch up hearty dishes. More familiar to Americans may be its Mediterranean influences, evident in a liberal use of olive oil, oregano, and sage...

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Ask Harriet: Finding a travel partner

Q: I like to travel solo, and sometimes I make my travel plans last-minute. Can Grand Circle help me find a travel partner?

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Rural Beauty, Cosmopolitan Splendor in Eastern Europe

Besides our quest to see 100 countries, there were a few reasons why Keith and I wanted to travel on the Eastern Europe to the Black Sea River Cruise. We already visited Hungary on The Best of Eastern Europe in 2006, as well as Croatia in 2008 on Dubrovnik and Beyond: From the Adriatic to the Alps. But we had never been to Romania, Serbia, or Bulgaria...

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