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Elizabeth Hansen
I love writing about ways that travelers can connect with local people and their cultures while they are visiting an unfamiliar destination.This might be a foreign country or a nearby city. In my articles, I provide readers with information they can use to wander off the beaten path instead of following the well-worn trail of tourist sites.
I love writing about ways that travelers can connect with local people and their cultures while they are visiting an unfamiliar destination.This might be a foreign country or a nearby city. In my articles, I provide readers with information they can use to wander off the beaten path instead of following the well-worn trail of tourist sites.
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Giverny Travel Tip: Don’t use public transportation to get to the garden unless you’re willing to share the space with lots of other visitors. Rent a car (like we did) or hire a private guide who is licensed to take you in his car. http://bit.ly/GivernyFrance #France #Monet #AuthenticLuxuryTravel
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#Amangiri took my breathe away — literally. The approach to the resort is down a long, winding road with expanses of desert and huge sandstone boulders on both sides. The rocks, sculpted by wind for millions of years, resemble pieces of modern art. By contrast, the style of the buildings is minimalist and rectilinear, as if not wanting to compete with the natural terrain. http://bit.ly/1BBzwug #Utah #AuthenticLuxuryTravel
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Inflight Comfort Tip: Look at the seating chart on the airline’s website and double check that information with the Seat Guru website. Exit rows provide more legroom and comfort, but some exit row seats don’t recline and some have fixed arms that make the seat slightly narrower. I usually learn everything I can online and then call the carrier to confirm. #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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When I think about dining in #Canada, I visualize cozy meals in country settings, beautiful fresh seafood, and lots of organic produce. I suggest that if you’re headed to #Toronto, #Montreal, or #Calgary, you take this best restaurants list with you. #AuthenticLuxuryTravel #foodiefriday

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If your readers want to enjoy #Bermuda like a local, they should visit during one of Bermuda’s public holidays — like Bermuda Day on May 24. It’s the best way to feel the culture, eat the local food, and enjoy the people. http://bit.ly/18CQf3s #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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#Antarctica has no government and management of the continent is handled by individual nations under the terms of the Antarctic Treaty. However, there are several private firms which facilitate travel to Antarctica. Travel experiences are available that range from the expeditionary to the luxurious for the two kinds of Antarctic visits — sea voyages and overland travel. http://bit.ly/1PY9Sa8 #AuthenticLuxuryTravel
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What makes Shell Beach the perfect spot for a #summer #vacation? Great weather and a relatively laid-back atmosphere. Further north, coastal fog can be a problem, and in some areas to the south, beach resorts are packed in cheek-to-jowl. But this area, which is the upmarket resort area of Pismo Beach, feels quiet and secluded. #ShellBeach #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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My expectations of #Delfin1 were sky high, but — in fact — the ship and our spacious cabin were even better than I had imagined. Big floor-to-ceiling windows allowed us to enjoy the view from the king size bed and from a sitting area. Outside, our private deck extended the length of the cabin, and two chaise and a table and chairs offered an even closer view of the #Amazon River and surrounding jungle. #Peru #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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Before the night was over, we’d enjoyed marinated roast pork (shredded and melt-in-your-mouth tender), oxtails in wine sauce (rabo encendido en salsa de vino), rice, red beans, and plantains – and I was in love with #Miami Cuban cuisine. #Florida #USA #Cuba #FoodieFriday #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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#Christchurch accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes, but Otahuna Lodge is easily the most #romantic. If you’ve ever longed to star in a BBC romance (think Downton Abbey), this is the Christchurch accommodation for you. http://bit.ly/1QASNNY #NewZealand #AuthenticLuxuryTravel
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