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Kim Foley MacKinnon

Articles by Kim Foley MacKinnon

Forget the tent

Forget the Tent

Happy campers hit the road in RVs this summer.

A Passion Play for the Ages

A Passion Play for the Ages

Faithful residents of Oberammergau, Germany, carry on a centuries-old tradition.

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A Passion Play for the Ages

Fulfilling a promise made almost 400 hundred years ago, the tiny town of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany, has told the story of Jesus Christ’s last days every 10 years since 1634. The village pledged to do this as a plea to be spared further suffering from the plague that was ravaging Europe at the time.

unique festivals in the u.s.

Unique Festivals in the U.S.

From dirty dancing to The Dude, these unique festivals in the U.S. feature something for everyone.

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Boston Calling

When spring beckons, the Bay State’s capital comes alive with color and events galore.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Portland, Maine

Lighthouses, lobsters, and so much more! Check out our guide of things to do in Portland, Maine, New England’s largest seaport.

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Save & Splurge: Clearwater, FL

Enjoy a family vacation in warm Clearwater, Fla., with our advice on where to stay, what to do and where to dine.

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Cruise Line Differences: Ocean Cruise Rooms vs. River Cruise Rooms

We compare and contrast ocean and river cruise accommodations.

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Celebrity Chefs Are at the Helm of Some of the Best Gourmet Restaurants on Cruise Ships

Here’s where to find the best gourmet restaurants at sea affiliated with some of the best celebrity chefs in the world.

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Historical River Cruise Destinations

A large draw of many river cruise destinations is the excellent chance they provide passengers to learn about various topics, from wine to food to history, in an in-depth fashion. Cruise lines plying the rivers from Europe to Egypt often offer similar itineraries, using local guides as experts to provide insight into the past. For

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