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Every day in Paris is a celebration of life.  There is so much to see and do that you will never uncover all of the attractions in this enjoyable destination

The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and the Champs Elysees  are just the wonderful beginnings of your next trip to Paris, France. See our guide to the City of Light for the best places to visit in Paris.

France is a delightful and varied mix of amazing scenery, great cuisine, and interesting history. Try the Loire Valley for a tour of the country's luxurious and  amazing historic chateaux.

 In 2014 the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion will be observed.  If you are interested in the history of World War II, we highly recommend a visit to the "Invasion Beaches" in 2014.  See our section on Normandy for more information on the attractions in Normandy.


 Rome is a neverending encounter with piazzas, amazing architecture and fabulous meals      

Rome provides a never ending collection of venues that will astound, amuse and please you.  Be sure to see  the Colosseum and the Forums. Wander  the glorious piazzas, and take in the  romantic fountains.  World-class museums await you, especially the many treasures of the Vatican.

Have we mentioned the tasty meals, or the yummy gelato yet?

 Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a fairy tail experience that we highly recommend

Germany is a cornucopia of travel destinations.  We recommend the towns along the  Romantic Road, or touring  Bavaria, but any region of Germany will delight you.  See our Germany Travel Guide for more details.


Honolulu  has many attractions for all members of the family

Hawaii has something to offer in every season, but all of the islands have a different flavor. Our guide to the island chain known as Hawaii will help you find the perfect adventure in paradise.

          The 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, marking the beginning of the end of World War II, will be observed in 2014

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Canada offers great scenery and fun adventures.  Why not sample Canada this year?

Canada awaits - see our Travel Guide for Canada

Popular Places to Visit For 2014

United Kingdom
New Zealand

Other Countries


Top City Travel Destinations For 2014

New York
Hong Kong


The Middle East

Although there is now turmoil in much of the Middle East, it remains an area of great interest to many travelers. We are preparing a new travel guide to Jordan and hope to have it for you soon. 

The Colossi of Ramesses II at the Temple of Karnak

We suspect that most of you would like to visit Egypt, but have no interest in doing so with all of the turmoil now facing this iconic country.

Armchair travel may be the safest way to experience the Land of the Pharaohs.  If you are interested in learning more about  Egypt, see our photo-heavy guide to the best places to visit. 


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