Philly weekend: Aging rockers & founding fathers

Have you ever traveled to a nearby city for a quick getaway, without really putting much thought or planning into it? With a little cursory knowledge of a city, I tend to treat these types of escapes more like “stay-cations”, sometimes overlooking key sites or activities that deserve consideration. Spontaneity…

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Fun, fitness & fantastic places

From AMA Waterways Blog | Kristin’s Blog Last June I introduced you to Selina, AmaWaterways certified Sports Scientist who was on the AmaLyra developing our Wellness Program. March finds her busier than ever as she prepares to launch our Wellness Program on six ships – AmaCerto, AmaPrima, AmaSonata, AmaLyra, AmaDante and AmaDolce. Selina and our Operations team in Basel…

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9 ways to score free or discounted tickets in NYC

I love the theater and live music events. There are so many options here in the Big Apple, and finding free or discounted tickets in NYC has become a full-time hobby. Live TV audience opportunities, Broadway lotteries and rush seat alerts have become my pastime, and, despite recent disappointments, my…

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Cleveland do’s and don’ts

The only reason I ever considered visiting Cleveland was to see the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Period. It turns out there was a lot more going on the weekend we visited this down-but-not-out city. Still struggling economically after the Great Recession, Cleveland ranks as the number two economically distressed city…

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My renewed faith in the French

Paris is undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a destination that is on almost everyone’s list of must-sees.  I am fortunate to have visited the City of Lights on three different occasions, an enviable status, I suppose. Despite my love of the city’s architecture, rich culture…

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