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Alaska Cruise Sailing the Inside Passage on the Emerald Princess
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A Review of our Emerald Princess Cruise of Alaska’s Inside Passage It was with some trepidation we arrived at the cruise ship dock in Seattle. We were about to board for a one-week Alaska cruise sailing the Inside Passage on the Emerald Princess. Why the trepidation? Prior to this our largest cruise ship had a capacity of 135 passengers (and there were only 85 of us)! So, 3500 passengers... Read More

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon
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Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon with Vodka Cream Sauce Here is a quick and delicious pasta dish to celebrate all that is good with Alaskan cuisine. Honestly, if you want a meal on the table in well less than 20 minutes, pasta with smoked salmon is just the dish for you. We have the magnificent scenery and food of the Alaskan Inside Passage and the staff... Read More

Discover Romanian Food with this Dinner Party
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As we usually do, we are ending this month’s exploration of Romanian cuisine with a three-course dinner party menu showcasing Romanian food. Traditional food in Romania is alive and well. And true to its Eastern European roots, Romanian food borrows meals from other Eastern European classics like goulash and puts its own, local spin on it. A great way to discover the joys of food in Romania is to... Read More

Off the Beaten Track Country Music in Pigeon Forge and Branson MO
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Think of country music and most folks will think of Nashville, but if you look further afield and head off the beaten track, you can find great country music in Pigeon Forge TN and Branson MO. Country Music in Pigeon Forge, TN Located within the scenic Smoky Mountains not far from Gatlinburg TN, Pigeon Forge is the home to a range of country music attractions. Mega country music star... Read More