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Wine-Tasting, Hiking, Rudesheim and the Rheingau (Why Rick Steves Might Want to Reconsider)

Susan Kraus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

One of the delights of Rudesheim and the Rheingau is a walking wine-tasting tour. A guide familiar with the history of the region, often called "German Tuscany," can escort you to some of the top wine estates, hiking vineyard to vineyard.

Wiesbaden (Why I Like It and Why Rick Steves Should Reconsider)

Susan Kraus | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

Wiesbaden cannot possibly compete with Munich or Berlin or Frankfurt or Cologne or Stuttgart. But it is cozier, more easily navigated, than the big cities

Why Rick Steves Is Wrong About Wiesbaden, Mainz and Rudesheim

Susan Kraus | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I was smack in the middle of wrapping up loose ends with work, deciding on what to pack and squeezing in a few last-minute doctor appointments when it...

National Health Care: Making a Trip to Antarctica Possible

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

I don't know that TRICARE is the best possible care, but I can point to my parents, who still ride their tandem bike every day and swim every day and are healthy enough to plan a January trip to Antarctica.