September

Veggie Tales from Greece

Greek home cooks are among the best in the world at making abundant use of fresh vegetables. Often the best Greek dishes are also quite simple, letting local produce, cheese, and olive oil work together in easy harmony...

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A Feast For the Eyes

As a retired chemist for Kodak, you’d think John “Jack” Abbott would be a prolific photographer. And surely, there are thousands of vacation photos from his 36 Grand Circle trips—but they were mostly shot by his wife, Barbara, who keeps scrapbooks of all of them in their upstate New York home...

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Making a Difference in Croatia's Classrooms

From 1991 through 1995, the “Homeland War” in which Croatia sought its independence disrupted the nation’s entire education system. After all, how can you sustain schooling when a war is playing out, pitting neighbor against neighbor? For their own safety, many educators fled to other regions. After the war, the process of rebuilding schools, both physically and in terms of educational offerings, slowly began to pick up steam...

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Bringing a Taste of Europe Home

Alan and I are certainly world travelers, but the passport-stampers in this month’s Traveler Story may just have us beat! Barbara and Jack Abbott—who next year will celebrate 60 years of marriage—share highlights and photos from their Rivieras cruise, and their favorite memories from their 36 (soon to be 37) trips with Grand Circle...

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Ask Harriet: Visiting Italian art museums

We will be on the Rivieras cruise from Florence to Nice, and would like to visit the Uffizi museum if possible. It seems there is time on Day 4 if the Chianti optional trip is not taken or on the afternoon of Day 5, listed as free time...

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