Running Into Sox Fans … Everywhere!
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Running Into Sox Fans … Everywhere!

It happens all the time. Someone spots the distinctive “B”—it’s red, outlined in white—on my navy blue baseball cap and blurts out, “Hey! Go Sox!” And the next thing you know, I’m talking baseball with another Boston Red Sox fan. It happens everywhere. I’ve been greeted (or done the greeting) all over the U.S. and,…

Do-It-Yourself Travel is Not Always the Way to Go.
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Do-It-Yourself Travel is Not Always the Way to Go.

When something goes wrong with my travel plans, it’s usually that guy in the mirror who screwed it up. I’d guess that’s true for most us who choose to make our own travel arrangements. Things sometimes go wrong if we venture into unfamiliar waters.   For instance, people making their own reservations for long-distance train…

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The Glacier Express: The Best Way To See the Swiss Alps.

Switzerland is a beautiful country, with mountains and valleys that take your breath away. It’s hard to imagine any place more suited to rail travel. Almost any train in that country will offer scenic views, but there are two trains of special note: the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express. (More about the Bernina Express…

You’ll Never Know If You Can’t Go!
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You’ll Never Know If You Can’t Go!

OK, let’s start with a very un-funny joke I heard during my European trip last summer. Q: What do you call someone who speaks three languages? A:  Tri-lingual. Q:  What do you call someone who speaks two languages? A:  Bi-lingual. Q:  What do you call someone who speaks one language? A:  An American. Probably the…