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Welcome to the New Tauck travel blog! We hope you enjoy our weekly updates, photos, and special insider tips on some of the world's most popular destinations. Along the way, we'll also be bringing you stories from Tauck travelers and insights from the Tauck family. Have your own suggestion for a story? Just write to us at social@tauck.com.

Bad News – Turn It Off

Today some people get so depressed by bad news they barely want to get off their couches and go out into the real world anymore. And that’s really sad because one of the best antidotes to depression is to go traveling. The news ain’t what it used to be back in the day when Americans turned on the 6 o’clock news and there was Walt...
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Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 2/9/2017
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, News

Music: The Soundtrack of Travel

Everyone has certain affinities and personal interests they are drawn to, some of which seem to be inborn, others which are acquired along the way. Some human universals can be seen everywhere there are people. But food, clothing and shelter are never generic. They always appear through the respective cultural prisms of each place.
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Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 1/26/2017
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Music

Living History in Cuba

One of the most wonderful things about travel is that no place is ever quite what you expect when you encounter it for the first time. Our preconceptions are composites of impressions compiled over years, forming a mental model. But that model is only a mental construct and will shatter the moment we encounter the real thing. And what a glorious sh...
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Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 1/12/2017
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Cuba

Lessons from Scrooge

Every December I look forward to the time I can pull out the video of a 1951 English movie called “Scrooge.” It’s a cinematic retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” starring a charming Scottish actor named Alastair Sim as Scrooge. For those who don’t know the story, it’s about a mean old m...
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Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 12/22/2016
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel

Geography: Where on Earth Am I?

In 2014 three countries in West Africa were struck with an epidemic of the lethal virus Ebola. Although it only took hold in three small countries, it devastated the tourism industry on the whole continent of Africa for more than a year...
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Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 12/8/2016
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel

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