Chris Around The World: Your Guide to Value Luxury Vacations http://caroundtheworld.com Unique, chic, boutique: Vacations for Sophisticated Travelers Fri, 17 May 2013 18:54:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Anchors Away! My New Full-Time Job at Cruise Critichttp://caroundtheworld.com/2013/05/17/anchors-away-my-new-full-time-job-at-cruise-critic/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2013/05/17/anchors-away-my-new-full-time-job-at-cruise-critic/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 07:16:32 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16622 cruise critic iconAs we sat on our ship’s outside veranda, passing the wooden homes and onion-domed churches of the Russian countryside along the Volga River, my husband let out a happy sigh. “I LIKE cruising,” he declared, taking another sip from his wine. Well, that’s a good thing.  Because I’m thrilled to announce that as of July […]

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March 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Half Moon Caye, Belizehttp://caroundtheworld.com/2013/03/03/march-2013-desktop-calendar-wallpaper-half-moon-caye-belize/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2013/03/03/march-2013-desktop-calendar-wallpaper-half-moon-caye-belize/#comments Sun, 03 Mar 2013 19:29:54 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16591 March 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Half Moon Caye, BelizeThis is the March 2013 offering for our desktop calendar series - always free and available for iPad too! Get your March 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper! I took this photo at Half Moon Caye, a natural monument located at the southern end of the  Lighthouse Reef atoll in Belize. You couldn’t ask for a better desert island than this: […]

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February 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Water Lily Pond, Hawaiihttp://caroundtheworld.com/2013/02/01/february-2013-desktop-calendar-wallpaper-water-lily-pond-hawaii/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2013/02/01/february-2013-desktop-calendar-wallpaper-water-lily-pond-hawaii/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:45:42 +0000 Don Faust http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16577 January 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Pond Lily - Lanai, HIThis is the February 2013 offering for our desktop calendar series - always free and available for iPad too! Get your February 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper!  I took this photo of a water lily pond at the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay. We were on Lanai because Chris had been invited to participate in the island’s  inaugural New […]

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2013 Travel Trends, from ETC ’13http://caroundtheworld.com/2013/01/27/2013-travel-trends-from-etc-13/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2013/01/27/2013-travel-trends-from-etc-13/#comments Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:02:41 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16567 planeI spent this weekend at the annual conference put on by the Educational Travel Community (ETC), a place where tour operators and destinations can connect with universities and other entities that offer learning vacations for their alumni. If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen trips like this advertised in the back of your alumni magazine. This conference […]

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January 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Pacific Rim National Parkhttp://caroundtheworld.com/2013/01/01/january-2013-desktop-calendar-wallpaper-pacific-rim-national-park/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2013/01/01/january-2013-desktop-calendar-wallpaper-pacific-rim-national-park/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2013 04:08:35 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16544 January 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Pacific Rim National ParkHappy 2013! We’ve decided to continue our free desktop calendar series  for another year. It gives my husband Don a chance to show off the wonderful photography that he does in his spare time (and my shots aren’t so bad either). Get your January 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper!  We took this photo, from the Rainforest hiking […]

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2012 in Review: Biggest Surprise (Belgrade!)http://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/30/2012-in-review-biggest-surprise-belgrade/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/30/2012-in-review-biggest-surprise-belgrade/#comments Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:03:44 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16518 Cafe on Knez Mihajlova, Belgrade, SerbiaIn the age of instant info, it can be hard to be truly surprised when you visit a city for the first time. Chances are, someone has already blogged, tweeted or Facebooked their favorite spots – and that’s just within your social networks. Never mind all the tips and tricks and photos that appear on […]

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2012 in Review: Worst Experiencehttp://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/29/2012-in-review-worst-experience/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/29/2012-in-review-worst-experience/#comments Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:28:22 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16504 TSA at DullesLooking back on my 2012 travels, I feel fortunate. Very few problems cropped up on my 132 nights on the road, certainly nothing as bad as my husband getting pickpocketed in 2009, the Mexican projectile vomiting episode from 2010 or the New Zealand flight from hell last year. So now it’s down to nit-picking. I missed […]

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2012 in Review: Travel Lessons Learnedhttp://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/26/2012-in-review-travel-lessons-learned/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/26/2012-in-review-travel-lessons-learned/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:32:27 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16480 Bear cubs in British ColumbiaThe week between Christmas and New Year’s always feels like one of reflection. It’s when I think about what went right and wrong during the year, and try to figure out what’s on tap for the future.While I’m not a huge resolution person – I’ve found that as soon as you write a plan, life has […]

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Photo Friday: Christmas Tree at Heidelberg Castle, Germanyhttp://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/21/photo-friday-christmas-tree-heidelberg-castle-germany/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/21/photo-friday-christmas-tree-heidelberg-castle-germany/#comments Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:19:23 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16472 Christmas Tree at Heidelberg CastleThis is the latest in a series of travel photos inspired by #FriFotos on Twitter. The theme of this week’s Photo Friday is FESTIVE. I’ve recently returned from a Christmas Market cruise on the Rhine, traveling on the Viking Aegir. I’ll be writing a review of the ship for the website Onboard – one of my […]

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December 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Franz Josef Glacier Walkhttp://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/04/december-2012-desktop-calendar-wallpaper-franz-josef-glacier-walk/ http://caroundtheworld.com/2012/12/04/december-2012-desktop-calendar-wallpaper-franz-josef-glacier-walk/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2012 06:58:38 +0000 Chris http://caroundtheworld.com/?p=16450 December 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Franz Josef Glacier WalkThis is the December 2012 offering for our desktop calendar series - always free and available for iPad too! Get your December 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper! This photo was taken in November 2011, during our RV trip around the South Island of New Zealand. I’m not a cold weather fan – too many winters in Minnesota burned the […]

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