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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Cyprus offers history, culture and beauty

Women who live in a tiny mountain village sit together sewing lace tablecloths, which are famous for their beauty and fine workmanship. In a city not far away, diners at sidewalk cafes enjoy their fill of grilled pork, baked lamb and other local favorite foods. A white sand beach is the main attraction for people who are more interested in getting a tan rather than their fill of tasty treats.

Cruises offer fun for every interest

By Victor Block Civil War buffs Tom and Elaine Preston wander through reconstructed forts where a major battle of that conflict was fought. Betsy and...

Mayan culture meets resort Mecca

The legacy left by the Mayans included written language, magnificent architectural treasures, and sophisticated systems of astronomy and mathematics.

Take the time to plan for healthy travel

By Dr. David Rideout The busy summer travel season is just a few short months away, and many of you have spent some time and...

The Top of the Hill Gang just won’t sit still

Men and women over 50 who are looking for increased social connections in an athletic and sporting setting have come together in The Top of the Hill Gang of New England (http://www.tohg.org/). They gather and enjoy one another’s company year round, “sharing common interests that nourish our love of being active and having fun.” They ski, hike, bike, travel and socialize together. They play golf, tennis, kayak and do hosteling, enjoy social events including dinner dances, clambakes, riverboat rides and game nights. They go to cultural venues such as museums and musical concerts.

Fort Myers: Unspoiled, with white beaches

Several years ago, when construction began on a housing development overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, an eagle’s nest with eggs was discovered in the forest that was about to be razed. Today, the aptly named Sanctuary community surrounds an island of trees that was preserved so the birds’ habitat would not be destroyed.

Holiday gifts for the traveler

For the avid traveler on your list, you can peruse catalogues or websites that specialize in items that make travel more convenient, comfortable or safe.

Exploring Ecuador without the Galapagos Islands?

No offense against the Galapagos Islands. Home to giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and other exotic creatures, the archipelago off Ecuador’s coast ranks for me and many other travelers among the top places to visit before I die.

Chincoteague, where the ponies roam free

Mention Chincoteague Island, Virginia, and you’re likely to be asked, “Isn’t that where those ponies are?” The answer is “yes.”

St. Kitts offers Caribbean flair and historical attractions

A view of one of St. Kitts’ inviting beaches. By Victor Block The islands are about two miles and a 45-minute ferry boat ride apart. They...