Harriet's Journal

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A toast to old favorites & new beginnings

As we reach the end of the year, there’s no better time to reflect on the highlights of 2013—and this month we’re traveling the world and highlighting the Traveler Stories that have delighted me throughout the months...

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Destinations: Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany

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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Destinations: Greece

Bringing a Taste of Europe Home

The end of summer is one of my favorite times of year—meeting up with friends for get-togethers outdoors before the fall chill hits the air. There's nothing quite like the joy of sharing your family recipes—each one with its own unique memories and traditions—with your "inner circle" around the grill or campfire. And even though, after all these years of marriage, I still haven't managed to perfectly re-create Alan's mother's delectable apple pie, that doesn't stop me from trying...

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Destinations: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland

Travel Makes for Learning Experiences, Both Home and Abroad

From the vibrant nightlife and oceanside vistas to the distinctive flavors of paella, Spain’s national dish, I love Spain and Portugal. (Get a taste of the region by reading Global Kitchen.) Some of my favorite memories are a family trip to Barcelona for the Olympics, and you can discover this fabulous city on our new 2013 vacation, Spain’s Cultural Capitals...

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Destinations: Spain, Portugal

Russia Reveals Herself in Layers

The onion domes and unique architecture are some of my favorite things about Russia, a place that I always welcome returning to and that’s near to my heart. Moscow and imperial St. Petersburg  —some of the most unique and colorful of the world’s great cities—are filled with artwork and historical artifacts at every turn...

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Destinations: Russia

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