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Leipzig

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe The cosmopolitan city of Germany Located in the German state of Saxony at the confluence of three rivers, Leipzig has always been a historically important city. Many notable figures have lived here, and its citizens were instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Today, while still honoring its past, Leipzig is steering a clear course toward a vibrant future in the arts, culture, cuisine and tourism.

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Koblenz, Germany

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

Where the Rhine and Mosel converge By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe It would be hard to find a lovelier off-the-beaten-track city to visit in Germany than Koblenz. Ideally situated where the Mosel River flows into the Rhine, this city has a history dating back 2,000 years starting from when it was a Roman settlement. Today, it is a top tourist destination of stunning beauty with a rich history and culture and a thriving culinary […]

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Bon voyage

Posted: May 20th, 2016 | Feature, Top Story, Travel | No Comments

A luxury vacation on the canals of Holland

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe

It’s morning and the crew of the Panache, one of the fleet of luxury barges with European Waterways, has just departed Amsterdam on its way to Alkmaar.

This will be the first stop on its slow-moving voyage through the Dutch countryside along Holland’s canals. On board, guests revel in the experience as they enjoy great food, fine wines and million-dollar views along the way.

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A romantic cruise on the Danube

Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe Viking River Cruise’s “Romantic Danube” tour sails one way between Budapest, Hungary and Erlangen, Germany. Passengers decide if they want to sail east or west along the Danube, depending from which city they’d like to continue their tour of Europe or fly home.

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A circular tour of southwestern Nova Scotia

Posted: September 11th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe The long, narrow province of Nova Scotia is oriented east-west alongside mainland Canada. With Halifax as your starting and ending point, it’s possible to drive the coastal roads of southwestern Nova Scotia in a circle and, on the way, sample some of the best cuisine and historical sites that this province has to offer.

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‘Land of Living Skies’

Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe Drive through Saskatchewan and you’ll understand why it was given the slogan of “Land of Living Skies.” The lush farmland interspersed with forests, lakes and rivers provides beautiful views in all directions, and in its cities no building can be taller than 23 meters.

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Wind, sand and waves

Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

Exploring North Carolina’s Outer Banks By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe Extending for more than 200 miles along the east coast of North Carolina, with just a bit of the southern coast of Virginia thrown in, are North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Comprised of a series of barrier islands, this popular vacation spot has long attracted summertime visitors for its scenic beauty and abundance of natural attractions.

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All aboard

Posted: June 5th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

The beauty and history of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad By Global Gumshoe Ron Stern The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a narrow-gauge railway that stretches from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico, across some gorgeous and at times heart-stopping scenery.

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