Author page: Linda

Rome Hilton Garden Inn

For a convenient layover between stops, the Hilton Garden Inn is right on the route of the economy parking lot bus. When we exited Terminal 3, the pick up was directly outside of the main terminal.  Upon return, the pickup is at the front door of...

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Istanbul

Istanbul is a world class city that curious travelers should explore and savor.  The city is busy as population has exploded in recent years.  It is a popular vacation spot for Europeans.  I felt both safe and welcome. If you have a limited...

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Sea Song Tours

After years of booking trips and shore excursions with Sea Song and knowing the owner Karen through both Conde Nast and Virtuoso, I finally had the pleasure of watching them work their magic in Istanbul and Kusadasi.  Karen is unique in that she...

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Ponant – Le Soleal

The first night I was on the ship, I wandered the ship at sunset and realized that I was on a sailing that would only give me a taste of this complex product.  It was a very good and rich experience, but such a short cruise had me looking...

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Westin Dublin

I was pleasantly surprised with the Westin Dublin.  It felt like home from the moment I arrived. I was treated as a welcome guest rather than a client.  The beds are truly heavenly and not a detail was left out.  After a red eye flight, a long...

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Amsterdam

What can I say about a city that has the Van Gogh Museum, The Ryksmuseum, the Red Light District and is tolerant of Marijuana???  I can only say one thing “watch out for the bicycles.” This is a fascinating and very diverse city.  Many of the...

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