Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary - Why?

November 10, 2014


Berlin Wall 25th anniversary commemorates fall and freedom

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


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


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


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


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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October 10, 2014

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Ensuring Travel Comfort Means Always Packing Some Key Items

No one likes to travel in discomfort, and frankly, being airplane and airport experts ourselves, you can trust the HI Travel Tales team when we tell you, acquiring select travel comfort items might be the most important travel item purchases you’ll make. Why? Because airlines and more continue to cut back on the frill and comfort […]

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