How to Take Your Dog to Europe

How to Take Your Dog to Europe

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November 29, 2019

You can take your pets from the U.S. to Europe. In fact, today I’m sitting in a cozy apartment overlooking a moody autumnal landscape in Riga, Latvia, with my dog, Luna, snuggled up on the couch next to me. Luna has been to 19 European countries, and we’ve already booked #20 (Lithuania) and started dreaming about #21 (Greece).

France Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern France

France Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern France

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November 27, 2019

Over the years, my wife, Joni, and I had travelled throughout France, usually staying a couple of weeks looking for the right place for our retirement. Each time, realizing even more that our retirement would eventually lead us back to France. But where? We had looked at Paris, delightful and exciting, but ultimately too expensive...

Dubrovnik: Sun, Sea, and Ancient History in Croatia’s Breathtaking South

Dubrovnik: Sun, Sea, and Ancient History in Croatia’s Breathtaking South

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November 23, 2019

If I had to describe Dubrovnik in just one word, I think ‘majestic’ would fit—the sheer physical beauty and historical grandeur of this seaside city have to be seen in person to be appreciated— postcard photos don’t do it justice. I visited in late October and still enjoyed warm, sunny days but without the big crowds of midsummer.

Salzburg: Visiting Austria’s Most Charming City

Salzburg: Visiting Austria’s Most Charming City

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November 20, 2019

Salzburg should be on every European holiday must-see list. This beautiful city is the birthplace of Mozart, the filming location for The Sound of Music, and a destination so full of attractions, cultural diversity, and exciting things to do that no matter how long you stay, you’ll barely scratch the surface of its many charms...

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

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November 19, 2019

Mention the word “Caribbean” and most people think of places like Aruba, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and other tourist-rich dollops of sand. The region conjures well-deserved images of crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches. And there’s no question: If you like sun and sand, these islands are great for a vacation. But move there? Most folks assume it’s just too expensive and don’t give it another thought.