• Riviera Maya
    A Day in Riviera Maya Paradise

    The promise of morning light lay hidden in the soft charcoal sky as we sat on an open-air wooden bench waiting for our grand Mexican adventure to begin.  Glancing around at the gorgeous Vidanta resort located on...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Cruising and Dancing from Paris to the Swiss Alps

    By Pamela Lovegren— “Do you know English?” asked an adorable Parisian girl strolling by with her friends. Naturally, I responded “yes” and she inquired “will you please sign a form supporting the deaf?” Mesmerized by the sight...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Russia
    Cruising and Dancing through the Waterways of the Tsars

    Russia is a country of intrigue where misconceptions and surprises abound, and I’ve always been curious about this nation.  But honestly, the disturbing thought of a KGB operative kidnapping and persecuting me did cross my mind.  How...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Experiencing the Excellence Riviera Cancun Resort

    By Pamela Lovegren— Who can resist this invitation? “Let’s go on a trip together to an all-inclusive all-adult luxury resort” my son suggested in a surprise call. Absolutely YES! The balmy 80 degree sunny weather of Cancun,...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Behind the Smiling Faces

    By Pamela Lovegren− The marketing department of Viking River Cruise made a brilliant move to advertise during the Downton Abbey PBS Masterpiece series. Viewers who appreciate the setting of the show will be enthralled with the “Grand...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Top 5 Tips for a First Time River Cruise
    Top 5 Tips for a First Time River Cruise

    By Pamela Lovegren – The world of Viking River Cruising is legendary among my friends who cruise and the many positive reviews online. This is the first time my husband and I experienced this fascinating mode of...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Island Living

    By Pamela Lovegren– A horn honks and I leap out of my ocean view hammock grabbing the coin box as I race to the street. Leonard, the local bread man, has arrived! Freshly baked goods of butter...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • 4 Strategies for Boosting Your Social Security and Spousal Benefits

    Submitted by John Strassman − Here are four strategies couples can use to help increase their combined Social Security income. These approaches were written into Social Security law to encourage retirees to delay taking benefits, reducing costs for...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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