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Get ready to add on to your NYC bucket list, with these "15 Ultimate Things to Do in Queens":

http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/new-york/new-york-city/experiences/news/photos/15-ultimate-things-to-do-in-queens 
The largest and most diverse NYC borough offers up a unique flavor for trailblazing travelers
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From armed bandits to explosions, it was a pretty awful week for Amazon river cruises: http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-07-19/bandits-explosion-on-peru-amazon-river-cruises
It was a bad week for upscale riverboats operating in the Peruvian Amazon region, with two disturbing incidents unfolding within days of each other.
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Get the scoop on NYC's new pop-up Museum of Ice Cream, opening in the Meatpacking District for summer 2016.
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Hey Queens parents! Looking for some fun for your kids AND for you, too? Check out these 7 fun things you need to do with your kids in Queens this summer:
http://qns.com/story/2016/07/05/7-awesome-things-to-do-with-your-kids-in-queens-this-summer/
Families that play together, stay together! Luckily, there’s no shortage of great opportunities to get outdoors with your clan this summer for some family-friendly activities right here in Queens. So grab your kiddies and make way for these seven fun- (and sun-!) filled things to do that the whole family will enjoy. 1. Row, row, …
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Craving the exotic? Check out 10 unforgettable African cruises on Fodor's:
http://www.fodors.com/cruises/news/photos/10-unforgettable-african-cruises
A hassle-free luxury cruise is an excellent way to discover Africa’s wondrous wildlife, transporting landscapes, and fascinating culture.
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Sure, an African safari is on your bucket list. But have you ever thought of doing it by cruise? Check out Cruise Critic's ultimate guide to all you need to know about going on a safari from a cruise ship: http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2396
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Looking to take the kids to experience Broadway in NYC? Here’s our roundup of the 5 best Broadway shows for kids.
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Visiting -- or living in -- Queens? Then make the most of your summer there at these 6 great waterfront restaurants in Queens:
http://qns.com/story/2016/07/18/6-great-waterfront-restaurants-in-queens/  
Island living has its perks, and while we might sometimes forget about the waterways all around us – from river to ocean to sound – the sweltering days of summer have a way of beckoning us to shore. On hot days, search out cool breezes, stellar views and delicious eats at one of these six …
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After years of limited access due to volcanic activity, the island paradise of Montserrat is now accessible to cruisers.
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Get ready to dive in on summer fun: NYC's (free!) public pools open for the season today: http://manhattan.about.com/od/eventsandattractions/fl/Free-Outdoor-Public-Pools-in-NYC.htm
Dive in on summer fun at one of Manhattan's free outdoor public pools, including diving pools, wading pools, Olympic-size pools, mini-pools & more.
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Short on time? No matter. Here's how to make the most of 48 hours in Cape Town. http://www.fodors.com/world/africa-and-middle-east/south-africa/cape-town/experiences/news/48-hours-in-cape-town-11775
Cape Town is a stunning city and nearly all visitors to South Africa, whether they come for the safaris, wine country, culture, or beaches, will have a short brush with
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Want to tag along on a South African safari cruise?! Check out awesome photos (photo credit: John Garay) and firsthand reporting on a Silversea sailing through the wilds of South Africa: http://www.cruisecritic.com/slideshows/?ID=571
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Dylan Taft is a professional, through and through. After corresponding with some flaky brokers online at the beginning of our search, we were thrilled to hook up with Dylan. He makes things happen, and will power through with you until that fantasy home of your dreams is a reality. As first-time home buyers, we had a million questions along the way, and he always took the time to thoroughly answer them; he has tons of patience and the expertise to match it. We've already recommended him to another couple of friends of ours who also bought their home through him, and we won't hesitant to do the same for others. Rest assured, you're in great hands with him! Thanks, Dylan -- we couldn't be happier with the home we landed in Kingston ;-).
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My husband and I worked with Rev. Mary Rose closely over a 6-week period. We had a smaller ceremony/event (about 45 people), and pulled our wedding together rather quickly. We were still eager, even with that tight window and smaller group size, to mark the occasion with a memorable and meaningful ceremony, and with Rev. Mary Rose at the helm, it was orchestrated beautifully and exactly as we had hoped for. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, attentive, and always demonstrating great attention to detail. We wanted to incorporate some more unusual neopagan aspects into the ceremony, including an invocation of the elements, and a "handfasting" ritual. Rev. Mary-Rose didn't bat an eyelash at the request, was familiar with the concepts, and helped us to find the right words and means of incorporating both rituals into the ceremony. Her presence was consistently soothing, and we instantly felt comfortable with her approach, working with her remotely via Skype on several occasions, and going through several drafts as we fine tuned the ceremony and wording. ​​She even came an hour before the ceremony was scheduled to start to ensure that our bridal party was comfortable with the ceremony flow and more unusual ceremonial aspects. Many of our guests complimented the ceremony, and how different and moving it was. Rev. Mary-Rose is a standout professional, and there was never any doubt that our ceremony would go off without a hitch, with her leading the way. She is also a genuine and kind human being, and somebody who was a delight to have along for such a special time in our lives.
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My husband and I worked with Caroline for the design of my engagement ring and both of our wedding rings. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, never pushy, and always thoughtful. The rings turned out to be unique and beautiful; we will treasure them for a lifetime. Best of all, the process was quick and the cost was reasonable. We would definitely recommend Liloveve to our friends and family!
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