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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 travellers and insights from the Tauck family. Have your own suggestion for a story? Just write to us at social@tauck.com.

People to People: Eisenhower's Vision of Peace

Since 2000 I have been aware of President Bill Clinton’s People to People program because it provided the opportunity for Americans to travel to Cuba for the first time in decades. It created a way for Americans to travel legally to Cuba even though our government has maintained an embargo on Cuba since the early ‘60s.
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From New Amsterdam to Amsterdam

Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 10/4/2018
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Tauck, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is such a special city in so many ways, it would be hard to catalogue them. I feel a special connection to Amsterdam because New York, my home, was originally New Amsterdam. It was founded in 1625 by the Dutch West India Company. And even though it was later taken over by the British and eventually became part of the United States, the or...
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The Kindness of Strangers

Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 9/20/2018
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Tauck, Nature
It’s a recurring theme with me. It often seems that we live in troubled times. But perhaps the times are no more troubled than the times have always been throughout history. Maybe it just feels particularly rough when I see so many disturbing stories firing at me from all sides 24/7 through a variety of media channels in a news world that nev...
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A Rhapsody to Autumn Travel

Ah … now, as we slip into September there has been a break in the weather in the Northeast. The temperature is in the 70s. The cool temperatures are startling, like a memory from the deep dark past. It is a reminder that the dog days of summer will soon be coming to an end. 
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Russia in Person: Beyond the News

Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 8/16/2018
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Tauck, News, Royalty
Sometimes it seems travel and the news are diametric opposites, one canceling out the other. When I am travelling I don’t often catch the news, and I find I don’t miss it. In fact it’s a relief not to hear the incessant prattle, that tense tone of voice relating so many disturbing events. Unlike movies or literature, which often gl...
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