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  • A Cuba tour guide with an expert's eye on art and architecture

    I recently returned from visiting Havana and must share one of its best-kept secrets. He's an American by the name of Michael Connors, who leads custom-tailored art and architecture tours in Havana and throughout Cuba. He has written several books that feature Cuba ("The Splendor of Cuba" and "Havana...

  • Reader recommendation: Yellowstone Assn.

    For those planning a visit to Yellowstone, I recommend a trip with the Yellowstone Assn. My friend and I went with them on Trails Through Yellowstone in late July. Our terrific leader/naturalist led us on easy hikes while imparting information on wildlife, geology, trees etc. We went to the enclosure...

  • Goddesses Go to Greece tour is an immersive experience

    I recommend the Goddesses Go to Greece Christmas (winter) trip, a custom tour of Greece and the Greek islands for women traveling alone. I felt completely safe and confident as I was escorted by the delightful Claudia von Kielich, a Greek travel expert. Everything was taken care of in an all-inclusive...

  • Reader recommendation: Topguides Safaris shows the beauty of Tanzania

    I recently returned from a 12-day safari to Tanzania. Our guide, Victor Nyakiriga, was superb. He planned every detail, made sure we saw all kinds of animals, advised us on how to take spectacular photos and was just delightful to spend time with. He is the founder of Topguides Safaris and takes...

  • Five-star journeys can be had with Essential Travel & Tours

    We highly recommend Essential Travel & Tours. It offers excellent escorted packaged tours, which have allowed us to have five-star experiences at very reasonable prices. Most recently we traveled to South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. Absolutely wonderful. In past years we have had amazing journeys...