Harriet's Journal

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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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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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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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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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