March

Coming full-circle with Grand Circle

Many travelers describe their learning and discovery experiences with Grand Circle Cruise Line as “life-changing.” For Calvin Lyons, a 5-time traveler from Knoxville, Tennessee, those words are especially accurate...

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Giving From the Heart

Valentine's Day is all about the heart—and for some organizations, that makes it the perfect time to hold a blood drive. One of those organizations is Grand Circle. Heading up the semi-annual event for 2013 was Kate Bispham, a traveler support associate...

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Normandy: The Stories Under the Stones

My father was a naval officer in World War II. As a child, I used to look with awe at the photographs he took—he was always taking photographs. In particular, I remember seeing his picture of the signing ceremony at the end of the war. I can’t imagine what a moving moment that must have been...

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Succulent Spring Feast

The French have a way of making even the most bourgeois meal sound glamorous—take cassoulet for instance. A rich casserole named for the earthenware dish in which it’s cooked—cassole—it typically includes white beans and meat. Slow-cooking is essential, as allowing the liquid to boil can cause the beans to burst and lose their skins...

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Ask Harriet: Air conditioners on French river cruisers

Q: I will be on the M/S Provence from Nice to Paris. Please let me know what the warmer months are like on the ship. Are there individual air conditioner controls in the cabins?

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