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Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Searching for the Ultimate Luxury Experience — in Tudor, England

Searching for the Ultimate Luxury Experience — in Tudor, England

Group tours (I hear you groan, but read on) have been a large part of my travel history. I have accompanied many during my years with the Smithsonian. I have learned from the best experts on excellent tours. I have also spent three days in Russia in an "emerging" hospital in 1996, instead of the Catherine Palace, walked the streets of Quito looking for a confused member of our group at midnight and taught a group how to snorkel in Belize -- unfortunately in a breeding ground of sting rays. (Yes I was stung and stepped on live coral running to help a guest, which later required surgery.) Now in the private sector, I usually travel alone, scoping out the best new and old finds for clients and writing about them. So you might be thinking my highlight for 2013 would not be another group tour comprised of strangers from around the world. Wrong. Alison Weir and Dr. David Starkey at Hever Castle The tour I joined as a...

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