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One way to do Salem

The name Salem has been synonymous with witches and witchcraft since 1692 when a puritanical  mania spread through what was in those days a harsh  Puritan coastal community. Today, Salem is […]

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Return to Europa 2

Having recently booked for 2017 a second cruise on board Europa 2,  my wife and I were delighted to receive an invitation, courtesy of Emma Taylor at  Six Star Cruises […]

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One way to do Toulon and Cassis

Another Mediterranean port that is becoming more popular on the cruise ship circuit is Toulon. So welcome to an overview of  France’s major  Mediterranean military port and gateway to Provençal which […]

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One Way to do Split

Itineraries of cruise ships sailing the Adriatic are now regularly including visits to the port of  Split… As the second largest city in Croatia, Split is probably one of the […]

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One Way to do Sydney

In the coming three weeks all three Cunard Queens will be calling at  Sydney. Continuing the current antipodean port visit series,  this edition therefore covers Sydney… While the view above […]

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One way to do Fremantle

In the previous edition of ‘One Way to do Perth’ I mentioned that cruise ships actually dock at the port of Fremantle. Perth of course gets the first mention in […]

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One Way to do Perth

The highlight of any cruise ship’s itinerary that includes Western Australia is Perth and that is the destination for this latest in my series of ‘One Way to do…’ The […]

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Oceania Riviera – Mayan Mystique

My wife and I recently completed a cruise on board Oceania’s cruise ship, Riviera…   … a  10 night fly-cruise out of Miami entitled ‘Mayan Mystique‘… Itinerary   This was […]

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7 Best Therapy Dog Breeds

Dogs are natural companions, often referred to as “man’s best friend,” as they are loyal, loving, and at your side as often as you allow them to be. Simply petting a dog can lower your blood pressure, releasing endorphins for both you and the dog. Almost any dog, when trained properly, can make a good [...]

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Young Mind from a Healthy Body

Young Mind from a Healthy Body Most people believe that the only way to maintain a sharp mind is by completing intellectual activities such as reading, solving problems or studying new information. However, studies show that physical exercise is actually highly effective in keeping the mind healthy along with the body. These studies reiterate the [...]

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Can Inflammation Predict Heart Disease and Stroke?

Can Inflammation Predict Heart Disease and Stroke? Groundbreaking research may be able to help predict how likely it is that a person will have heart disease or a stroke in the future. Studies have linked inflammation to the risk of cardiovascular disease because of the association between the release of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and heart [...]

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What is an Ombudsman?

An ombudsman serves the public by reviewing and investigating complaints about a certain type of institution. One kind of ombudsman watches over long-term care facilities for the elderly, such as assisted living and nursing homes. In addition to handling specific complaints from the public, ombudsmen advocate on behalf of long-term care residents in general. More [...]

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