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Dana Hammond

Articles by Dana Hammond

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CityScape: Nashville

From honky-tonks to hallowed stages, Nashville, Tenn., buzzes to a musical soundtrack.

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Shipshape Tips for Your First Cruise

First cruise? Our best advice is not to hesitate to hop on board! We dispel old cliches and introduce you to a whole new world at sea.

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CityScape: Washington, D.C.

Democracy, monuments, museums, ethnic eats: the nation’s capital delivers all that and more.

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Following Fall: An Itinerary for an Extended Leaf-Peeping Season

Dedicated leaf-peepers can chase the seasonal color as autumn somersaults from north to south, linking worthy pit stops to create an extended experience.

Douro River landscapes

Finding Treasures Along Portugal’s River of Gold

Portugal is having a moment. The westernmost country on the European continent, home to explorers who led the Age of Discovery, has been luring world travelers to its own shores of late. I savored that thought as I took a final sip of sweet port wine on the bow of the Viking Torgil as itRead More

Fourth of July Philadelphia

Five Northeast Road Trips for a Fantastic Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a birthday bash for America that everyone’s invited to attend, and some Northeast communities go all out in the name of freedom.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrated Excursions – 10 Picks for Party of the Year

These journey-worthy jamborees provide a chance to experience people and places amid galvanizing gatherings.

Celebrity's Magic Carpet

A New Age in Cruising: High-Tech and Youth-Oriented Ships

Every year a new flotilla of cruise ships sets sail to decorate the world’s waterways, glowing at night like floating lanterns. But that’s just a hint of the magic at play, because the brightest treats lie within, where you’ll literally find whatever floats your boat. Here’s what’s new this year in the cruising world. RoyalRead More