• The Global Gumshoe Investigates Saskatchewan, Canada

    Drive through Saskatchewan and you’ll understand why it was given the slogan of “Land of Living Skies.” The lush farmland interspersed with forests, lakes and rivers provides beautiful views in all directions, and in its cities no building can be taller than 23 meters.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Carmel by the Sea

    This beautiful California coastal community has been charming visitors for decades. From one-of-a-kind shops to quirky architecture to amazing food and wines, Carmel is one small town that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Diablo Valley, California

    Nestled between Napa and Sonoma on the north and San Francisco on the south is a little pocket of bliss known as Diablo Valley. Compared to its higher priced neighbors, this relatively unknown travel venue is affordable without sacrificing the niceties that make for an elegant getaway.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Vienna and Salzburg, Austria

    Sharing a common history and a love of music, architecture and food, Vienna and Salzburg are two Austrian cities rooted in the past but joined in the present.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Albuquerque, New Mexico

    “Foodie-Cities” are now popping up everywhere. San Francisco, L.A. and New York don’t have a lock on that title anymore. In the southwest corner of America, Albuquerque is blazing a trail of its own on the culinary scene. So, much so, in fact, that even the Food Network has taken notice and filmed segments about some of the city’s most eclectic eateries.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Boulder, Colorado

    Surrounded by 45,000 acres of open space with the grandeur of the Flatirons rock formation as a backdrop, Boulder, Colorado has come a long way since its early days as a bustling mining town. Today the city is known for its hip and healthy vibe with upscale and historic hotels, trendsetting retail shops and boutiques as well as an abundance of casual and fine dining restaurants. In fact, Boulder is not your typical hometown, making it the perfect luxury weekend […]

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Ireland

    Ireland is a beautiful country with diverse terrain, friendly people, great food and pubs and that’s just for starters. Take a look to get an idea what you have been missing.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Victoria, British Columbia

    Established by the Hudson Bay Company in 1843, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. Gold rush fever from the Fraser River area brought a wave of settlers in 1862, and six years later, Victoria was named the capital of British Columbia, Canada. Today, Victoria is a thriving city that boasts the mildest climate in Canada as well as charming Old World style architecture, cultural traditions like afternoon tea and gorgeous green spaces and flower laden gardens year round.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Manhattan, Kansas

    If you love good food, there’s no reason to spend the time and money flying to The Big Apple when The Little Apple™ of Manhattan, Kansas, so dubbed by a collaboration with Mayor Ed Koch and New York City, will do nicely for a prime slice of culinary heaven.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Kansas City Metro Area

    Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri are often confused with each other. Although the name Kansas ties them together, they have distinct and individual personalities as reflected in their food, culture and attractions that draw millions of visitors each year.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Helsinki, Finland

    While Helsinki may be one of the coldest destinations in the world in winter, summertime with its long days of sunshine, brings out the crowds to this Finnish city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With 150 miles of coastline, more than 300 islands, trendy shops and restaurants, as well as loads of historical landmarks and museums, it’s no wonder that so many are discovering this Scandinavian playground.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Just when you think you have defined Santa Fe, it does something to surprise you. After all, this is a city with a rich Southwestern heritage, eclectic boutiques and shops, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Behind the obvious though, is a town that thrives on quirkiness and individuality.

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  • Land of Living Skies: The Beauty of Saskatchewan

    Land of Living Skies: The Beauty of Saskatchewan

    Drive through Saskatchewan and you’ll understand why it was given the slogan of “Land of Living Skies.” The lush farmland interspersed with forests, lakes and rivers provides beautiful views in all directions, and in its cities no building can be taller than 23 meters. Saskatoon is the province’s largest city, with some 257,000 inhabitants. Visitors who begin their tour here should place a couple of locations on their must see list. Theatre: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival From July to […]

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  • Diablo Valley: Affordable Luxury Vacation on the East Bay

    Diablo Valley: Affordable Luxury Vacation on the East Bay

    Nestled between Napa and Sonoma on the north and San Francisco on the south is a little pocket of bliss known as Diablo Valley. Compared to its higher priced neighbors, this relatively unknown travel venue is affordable without sacrificing the niceties that make for an elegant getaway. Located about an hour’s drive northeast of San Francisco International Airport, Diablo Valley encompasses the city of Concord as well as surrounding areas of Contra Costa County. Unlike many high-priced Bay Area travel […]

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  • Salzburg and Vienna: Old Europe Meets the New West

    Salzburg and Vienna: Old Europe Meets the New West

    Sharing a common history and a love of music, architecture and food, Vienna and Salzburg are two Austrian cities rooted in the past but joined in the present. Here then, is a short primer on discovering the best of both. Vienna Vienna is the second fastest growing city in Europe. Why, you ask? Here are a few reasons. When the Turks fled this city in 1683, they left behind a hoard of coffee beans. What followed was an entire culture […]

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Vienna and Salzburg, Austria

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Vienna and Salzburg, Austria

    Sharing a common history and a love of music, architecture and food, Vienna and Salzburg are two Austrian cities rooted in the past but joined in the present.

    Continue reading »

  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Ireland

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Ireland

    Ireland is a beautiful country with diverse terrain, friendly people, great food and pubs and that’s just for starters. Take a look to get an idea what you have been missing.

    Continue reading »

  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Manhattan, Kansas

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Manhattan, Kansas

    If you love good food, there’s no reason to spend the time and money flying to The Big Apple when The Little Apple™ of Manhattan, Kansas, so dubbed by a collaboration with Mayor Ed Koch and New York City, will do nicely for a prime slice of culinary heaven.

    Continue reading »

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Kansas City Metro Area

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Kansas City Metro Area

    Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri are often confused with each other. Although the name Kansas ties them together, they have distinct and individual personalities as reflected in their food, culture and attractions that draw millions of visitors each year.

    Continue reading »

  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Helsinki, Finland

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Helsinki, Finland

    While Helsinki may be one of the coldest destinations in the world in winter, summertime with its long days of sunshine, brings out the crowds to this Finnish city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With 150 miles of coastline, more than 300 islands, trendy shops and restaurants, as well as loads of historical landmarks and museums, it’s no wonder that so many are discovering this Scandinavian playground.

    Continue reading »

  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

    Based in Chama, New Mexico, this railroad was originally constructed in 1880 and part of what was then the Rio Grande’s San Juan Extension. The main purpose was to transport miners, equipment and ore for the silver industry that was flourishing at the time. A World War and industry regulations eventually brought the line into disrepair. But, thanks to volunteers and railroad preservationists, the most beautiful parts of the route were saved and in 1970 the states of Colorado and […]

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Durango & Silverton, Colorado

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Durango & Silverton, Colorado

    Originally, Durango was founded as a railroad town by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad as they were expanding their mining operations to Silverton. Today, with its cowboy roots still intact, this city is more popular than ever, attracting tourist from as far away as Germany to explore its western past and present.

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  • The Global Gumshoe Investigates Vitznau and Mt. Rigi, Switzerland

    The Global Gumshoe Investigates Vitznau and Mt. Rigi, Switzerland

    This is another one to two-day sightseeing trip from Lucerne to the lakeside village of Vitznau. Actually, Lake Lucerne is dotted with many small towns, some of which you will see along the way as pick up and drop off points for travelers on the boat. As you are approaching Vitznau, you will see the imposing white façade of the Park Hotel Vitznau, which was originally opened in 1903. It has most recently undergone a 3-year renovation that included the […]

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  • Mt. Pilatus and the Golden Round Trip

    Mt. Pilatus and the Golden Round Trip

    This is one unforgettable side trip you must take. Known as the Golden Round Trip, this includes the boat trip from Lucerne to Alpnachstad and a ride up the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the Pilatus Kulm peak. The ride to the top of Mt. Pilatus is one of the most spectacular you will ever experience. It is hard to imagine that the engineers and workers who built the track were able to construct such a massive feat while overcoming […]

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