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Emilie C. Harting
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Emilie C. Harting has written on hotel barges, art, walking vacations, food and literary spots for a number of major publications, including The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and National Geographic Traveler.

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Why Montpellier's Old Town Is One of France's Perfect Little Cities

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Want to spend a few days strolling through narrow, centuries old streets, viewing the old masters and modern art, savoring southwestern French cuisine, and listening to music in the squares? Come to Montpellier, the eighth largest city in France and just a little over three hours from Paris on the...

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Casa Velas, Where a Botanic Garden Results in High Mexican Cuisine

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2014 | 7:58 PM

Herbs and plants from the botanic garden often infuse the high Mexican cuisine at Casa Velas, an all inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico.


Courtesy of Casa Velas

"We get many spices from our...

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Spain's Northern Pilgrimage Route: by Bus Rather Than Foot

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 11:29 AM

From a monastery roof in Montserrat, forty-one miles northwest of Barcelona, I angled my camera to get a shot of the wide clay path that led to a ravine between two mountains and disappeared to the west in the direction of Santiago de Compostela. It was the Northern Way, also...

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Olana: Walking Into Frederic Church's Hudson River School Paintings

(4) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 7:15 PM

Stand on the hilltop at Olana, the Persian mansion that was once the home of famous nineteenth century landscape painter Frederic Church, and you'll get spectacular views of the Hudson River winding south through the valley. In fact, Church named his home Olana because it means "place on...

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Laugharne, Wales: Heart of the Dylan Thomas Trail

(6) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 5:03 PM

Dylan drank here," announced a painter as I approached the door of the Brown's Hotel on King Street. "We're touching up to get ready for his 100th birthday. " The man was obviously proud to be part of the countrywide preparation for the 2014 Festival...

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Hotel Barge Offers the Rogue Life on the Thames

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 5:30 PM

I was zoning out in a deck chair when I heard my husband's startled voice. "Look. Something's happened." Squad cars, ambulances and policemen were scattered about in a clearing on the side of the Thames River. "There must have been a murder. Look at all the yellow caution tape wrapped...

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