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13 AzAmazing Travel Photos of Croatia and Montenegro

AzAmazing Photos

Croatia and Montenegro aren’t just two of the hottest travel destinations right now – they’re ideal for a luxury cruise vacation. A voyage there offers brilliant beaches, delicious cuisine, fascinating history and a rich cultural experience you won’t soon forget. Here are thirteen of our favorite travel photos from the area. 

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Vast, Sophisticated Argentina

Az The World Turns - Written by Bonnie MacLaird

Some destinations feel like a second home. Argentina is that for me.
I’ve been going to Argentina since I was a high-school foreign-exchange student to Córdoba. And I’ve gone back more times than I can count. The last three visits my husband and I have taken to renting a car and exploring some new piece of this vast and diverse country…and there’s still so much we haven’t seen. Argentina is a melting-pot of mostly European peoples spread over many geographic regions; each region different from the others.

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The Timeless Charm of Athens, Greece

Adventures Abroad with Lee Abbamonte

“I am not Greek or Athenian, but I am a citizen of the world” – Socrates

These immortal words really strike a chord with me for two reasons. First, they adorn the entry gate to my business school; the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Secondly, they show the forward thinking of the great Greek philosophers and thinkers. Greece has contributed more to global civilization that any other current nation. Athens, the capital of Greece, is one of the most important cities in the history of our world. Athens is timeless.

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The Sounds and Sites of Rio

Az The World Turns - Written by Bonnie MacLaird

Say the word “Rio” anywhere in the world and they’ll know you’re referring to Rio de Janeiro, the Cidade Maravilhosa of Brazil. Lush, tropical, vibrant, musical…all these adjectives come to mind when remembering Rio. All of Brazil is beautiful, but I’m enamored with the coast of Brazil. The beach towns along the coast are old and established, yet cater to the well-traveled with quaint hotels and plenty of boutique shopping. I felt like a discoverer the first time I visited the cobblestone streets of Parati, or Brigitte Bardot’s favorite town Buzios. But I’m a city-girl at heart and Rio steals it every time.

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Istanbul, Turkey: Modern culture in a historic city

Adventures Abroad with Lee Abbamonte

Istanbul is one of the most historic and majestic cities in the world. From Romans to Ottomans to Turks, Istanbul and formerly Constantinople has been a true jewel of a city. Istanbul is stunning. Istanbul is in your face. Istanbul can be maddening at times but Istanbul is a treat for the senses and will take your breath away. It is one of my favorite cities in the world.

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