Anna Blume Cafe in Prenzlauer Berg

November 17, 2014

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Postcard Berlin: Prenzlauer Berg is artsy, bohemian, trendy, fun

Prenzlauer Berg was a section of Berlin entirely in the East before the Berlin Wall came down, immediately adjacent to “Mitte” (middle) – the center of Berlin that was also in the East. Being the center, Mitte developed more quickly when the wall came down with its monuments, museums and cathedrals. Right next door, Prenzlauer […]

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November 10, 2014

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Berlin Wall 25th anniversary commemorates fall and freedom

Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary - Why?

It’s been 25 years since the Berlin Wall came tumbling down … suddenly, surprisingly, peacefully. Memories of the wall’s horrors seem like yesterday to those of us old enough to remember it and to have personally seen the wall and its “death zone.” Today, more than a generation has no personal memory of its terror, […]

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November 2, 2014

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Rocky Mountaineer travel tips: Individualizing your trip

Rocky Mountaineer Cisco Crossings

The Rocky Mountaineer website is detailed and the staff helpful. However, it can still be a bit baffling to decide what route to take. Turns out the “most popular” one may not be the “best,” depending on your definition. And you also can “have it your way” with any Rocky Mountaineer train vacation you choose. […]

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October 30, 2014

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The Best Worldwide Travel Plug and Voltage Guide

Worldwide Travel Plug Guide

If you are planning on traveling internationally, you will need more than a passport if you plan to pack items that require electricity – which means most everybody in today’s digital age. Nothing is more frustrating than getting to a country only to discover your plug will not work, which of course means your computer, […]

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October 27, 2014

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Allez French restaurant delight near Placerville

Allez French Restaurant front entrance

The HITT team could not have imagined what French culinary delight we were about to experience as we walked to the front door of Allez!  Located just a few minutes from Placerville in the California Gold Country not far from Sacramento, Allez French restaurant is an intimate bistro owned and operated by Christian and Jennifer Masse. […]

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October 23, 2014

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Travel Organization Tips: Cube, compress, fold

Eagle Creek Specter Pack-It Cubes

The suitcase explosion of tousled, tangled, disorganized piles is – or should be – a thing of the past these days with the wide array of accessories that don’t add a lot of weight but help you travel with more organization. Think of it as feng shui for your travel suitcase – aaaaaah, relief! In […]

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