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29 Aug 2013

Mykonos and Santorini: Enchanting Greece

*Originally published at Traveling With Sweeney* This is my third and final article about our recent Mediterranean cruise.  The great thing about visiting paradise is the joy of knowing you have realized a dearly held wish. My initial introduction to the stunning islands of Santorini and Mykonos were via a Barnes & Noble wall calendar. Each year, and for many years, staring at photographs of...

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01 Aug 2013

Cruising the Mediterranean: History Amidst the Bustle of Italy

*Originally published at Traveling With Sweeney* This is the second of my three articles about our recent Mediterranean cruise. The story continues in historic Rome! There are about a hundred ways to see Rome. We chose the exhausting way. When I say we saw the city on foot, I mean that literally. At the end of what amounted to a ten-hour walk, we ached to be...

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25 Jul 2013

Cruising the Mediterranean: Beautiful Barcelona

*Originally published at Traveling With Sweeney* This is the first of my series of three articles on our recent Mediterranean cruise. The story begins in beautiful Barcelona! Bleary eyed after a twenty-hour journey from Los Angeles, we retrieved our suitcases from Barcelona airport’s carousel and aimed ourselves at the nearest cash machine to stock up on euros. Armed with travel tips gleaned from Rick Steves’...

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