Harriet's Journal

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Toasting a new year full of opportunity

One of the things I love most about travel is that it never ceases to surprise me. No matter the destination, or how many times I may have been there in the past, my visits are always filled with new, unexpected discoveries...

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Sharing advice and the best of the year

There’s nothing that warms my heart more than seeing people help each other, especially during the holiday season—which is one of the reasons why I was so happy to see frequent travelers respond en masse to a question from first-time traveler Alexandra Glass...

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Destinations: France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium

Cheers for France—and Grand Circle Cruise Line!

I love a good Chardonnay—both the wine and the ship! This month’s Traveler Story features our award-winning River Ship and some wonderful reflections from three sisters about their experiences both aboard and onshore on Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur...

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Destinations: France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium

Making memories in Europe to last a lifetime

I remember traveling with my girlfriends just after college—we all seemed so carefree, energetic, and ready to tackle the challenges of the world. I see the same traits in my own children today...

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Destinations: France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium

From Asia to Africa, make your trip A-plus

Alan and I recently watched a wonderfully enlightening film about South Africa’s revolutionary anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela. Not only a political leader but an inspiration who taught lessons about thriving in times of struggle and the importance of diversity, this movie inspired me to consider another trip to Africa—my favorite place to travel on earth...

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Destinations: Burma, China

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