Postings For July 2012

Tauck: Still Revolutionary

Connecticut recently launched an exciting new marketing campaign – "Still Revolutionary" – to promote the state. Part of the campaign profiles Connecticut-based people, events and places that are "revolutionary," unique and innovative... not just to the state but, arguably, to the world. Think Eli Whitney, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Noa...
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Posted by Dan Mahar on 7/26/2012
Posted in: Taucks on Tauck
Tags: Tauck, Connecticut, Revolutionary

Protecting the Unexpected Side of Travel

I am sitting at my desk this morning feeling nostalgic about my family’s journeys as I recall the stories my grandfather told me of a simpler, humbler life in Poland… a time when Grandpa Stanley did not need identification to make a withdrawal at the bank, where house doors remained unlocked, when family travel meant packing up the kids, taking...
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Posted by Karina Koscielny on 7/18/2012
Posted in: Travel Tips
Tags: Travel Insurance, Family Travel

Bear hugs in China, panda-style

I travel for a living. In my role as a product manager for Tauck, I have the privilege of road-testing unique experiences for our guests in some pretty exotic locations. I am always delighted by the genuine hospitality I receive wherever I go, experiencing warm welcomes, even bear hugs, from the locals. I’m not talking about the kind of all-enc...
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Posted by Dawne Andrews on 7/12/2012
Posted in: Tauck’s Travelogue
Tags: China, Pandas, Sichuan Province

London - When to Go... That is the Question...

I have been spending a lot of time in London this spring and I was so impressed when I learned all of the Olympic venues were ready months in advance – including the amazing new skyscraper “the Shard,” opening July 5. What is the Shard, you say. Well, it is going to be the tallest building in Western Europe
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Posted by Brian Stacey on 7/5/2012
Posted in: Tauck’s Travelogue
Tags: London, Olympics, Shard

Greece - Don't Forget to Bring a Match

I’m nostalgic about Greece lately.  Having traveled and lived in Greece since 1986, I like to be current.  For the past few weeks, I’ve scoured the media for information about Greece, her current crises, whether or not the citizens of this ancient land would vote yes or no to the Euro. Not quite as far back as ancient times, but a long time...
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Posted by Rebecca Sellet on 7/3/2012
Posted in: Tauck’s Travelogue
Tags: Athens, Greece, Museums



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