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GUEST BLOG—East Meets West; West Embraces East by Sean Forester

GUEST BLOG—East Meets West; West Embraces East by Sean Forester

The Japanese prints, so the story goes, had first arrived in Paris in the 1850s as packaging protecting ceramics. The prints attracted the attention of Claude Monet, who hung works from his large collection on his dining room walls at his home in Giverny. Monet was not alone in seeking […]

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GUEST BLOG—The Best City in the World to Visit by Sean Forester

GUEST BLOG—The Best City in the World to Visit by Sean Forester

Each travel experience is unique, with its own set of rich memories. But what if you had to choose a favourite city? Would you choose the romance of Paris, the grandeur of Rome, the energy of New York? Perhaps your special city is Barcelona or Buenos Aires? In June, Travel […]

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GUEST BLOG—Nella Cotrupi on Trieste and Tristezza

GUEST BLOG—Nella Cotrupi on Trieste and Tristezza

I flip pages of my memory like the pages of the many books we’ve read together. What do I come up with? The flotsam and jetsam of a world modern and yet defined by the ever-present layers of its past, its names, its words from many tongues, its wisdom, and […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE—Who Is a Twoo Pilgwim?

TODAY IN LITERATURE—Who Is a Twoo Pilgwim?

  Ann will be off on the Camino in a couple of weeks. She is busy putting in long miles, checking her feet, gathering her gear, and rechecking her feet. Along with taking long daily walks through some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable, the group will gather over wine […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — It’s Colombia, not Columbia

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — It’s Colombia, not Columbia

A funny thing happens when I travel with Classical Pursuits: I fall in love. OK, It may be more philia than eros, but a deep and enduring affection develops for the country I am visiting. It happened in Egypt, in India, in Vietnam and Cambodia. I leave home with great […]

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GUEST BLOG—Welcome Short Story Readers

GUEST BLOG—Welcome Short Story Readers

By Mary Bird Pioneers have always captured our imagination. My grandparents left a comfortable home and community in southern Ontario to try their luck at 82 Mile House on the gold trail to Alaska. Though it was lucrative, the pioneers gave up the house. My grandmother felt too isolated in […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — Po’boys + Naughty Girls in N’Awlins

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — Po’boys + Naughty Girls in N’Awlins

I have been back from New Orleans for two weeks now and have been musing, pretty much nonstop, about what to say about the place and our trip. Off the top, let me say the trip was great. Our readings gave a broad sweep of New Orleans society and the […]

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Incredible Iceland (Part 2)

GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Incredible Iceland (Part 2)

Day 5 (September 3): Smaratun and Saga Museum  The view from my farm window this morning was giant white turkeys. The male could have been my height, but his plumage would have made him too wide to go through that little church door at Thingvellir! We had a late and […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Iceland in images

These were taken with my phone. Better pics are bound to come from those with serious cameras and better eyes. Music is Icelandic, a free download. Iceland in words can be found here, ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — Iceland, an unlikely nation   and here, GUEST BLOG – Bobbi Speck on incredible Iceland

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Thoughts from Day Two of Toronto Pursuits 2014

Thoughts from Day Two of Toronto Pursuits 2014

Another wonderful day at Toronto Pursuits! Tonight we had a great dinner (after an amazing Indian lunch). We spent some time looking at all of the places you can go with Classical Pursuits and heard from travelers and tour leaders about the unique experiences offered by these one-of-a-kind trips. Previous attendees […]

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