Harriet's Journal

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Sunshine Produces Moments of Solace, Reflection

Everyone wants to feel warm rays on their neck, their shadow chasing them as the first signs of springtime sunshine chases winter’s last cool blasts from the air. Here in Boston, we’re relishing that feeling with more zeal than ever...

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Italy: A Home Away from Home

I’ve been to Italy plenty of times—it’s one of my favorite places to travel. But even I was impressed when I read this month’s Traveler Story , featuring Tommy Chapple, who’s traveled with Grand Circle 17 times—most of them repeating our Italy itineraries, one or more times. But like our favorite countries to travel to, each time is different...

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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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St. Petersburg: Of Darkness and Light

On our first day in St. Petersburg, we visited a memorial to the victims of the 900-day Siege of Leningrad—the Monument to the Heroic Defenders, it was called. There are engravings on the walls, dedicated to those who refused to surrender to the Nazis—soldiers and civilians alike. It was a reminder—like so many others I’ve seen in Eastern Europe—of the things humans are capable of doing to one another...

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Antarctica: Water, Ice, and the Stars in the Sky

I love reading stories and comments from Grand Circle travelers, and I often find myself nodding in agreement with their insights and revelations...

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