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Barbara Barton Sloane

Dreaming in Color: San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Mexico
October 26, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
A most romantic, starry-eyed way of contemplating color, wouldn’t you say? However, I am in the city of San Miguel de Allende and I feel awash in color. Do I dream in color? Right here, right now – oh yes!
This Romantic Setting - Stowe, Vermont
September 25, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
The gorgeous lyrics of “Moonlight in Vermont,” the 1944 standard, perfectly extol the enchantment one finds in “this romantic setting."
Between Dreamland and the Deep Blue Sea on Silversea
August 26, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
Ever consider that the road to happiness may not be a road at all? That point was driven home when I recently cruised four of the seven seas: Mediterranean, Aegean, Ionian and Tyrrhenian on the Silver Spirit, one of the vessels on Silversea Cruises, visiting ports from Malta to Elba and everything in between.
Jekyll Island: A Retreat of History and Wonder
July 24, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
"Mr. Rockefeller never feels as well as when he’s enjoying the secluded and exclusive life which only this Paradise on Earth affords."
Time and the Sea in Croatia
June 19, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
You say you like your cruises small and intimate, not one of those gigantic “floating cities” with 5,000-6,000 passengers where chaos reigns and one needs a sign in the elevator telling you what day it is.
Hollywood's Incomparable Star – The Diplomat Beach Resort – Shines Anew
May 18, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
Hollywood – Florida – is a classic beach town that has been enchanting visitors since the 1920s.
Vail, Colorado – Where Dance Moves Mountains
April 20, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
I have always loved the words to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High,” and longed to know the sensations that these words evoke: quiet solitude, serenity of a clear blue mountain lake, and yes, the chance to see an eagle fly (I did!).
ART & SOUL: A Magical Master's Tour from the Riviera to Provence
March 25, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
The light shimmers bright and golden on a cerulean sea. The soft, warm breeze stirs the palm trees and threatens to take my napkin off into the blue.
Anguilla - A blend of high style and low-key elegance
February 23, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
Anguilla is a British overseas island territory that is tucked away in the northern Caribbean and nestled around unrivaled white beaches and deeply turquoise seas.
Winter in Telluride Brings Warm Memories
January 24, 2017
By Barbara Barton Sloane
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together. In Telluride, Colorado, their sticking together has produced a magnificent, world-class resort for all manner of winter sports.
The Moments You Live For, Live Here
December 27, 2016
By Barbara Barton Sloane
Dream Catcher extraordinaire – the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, located in Chandler, is Arizona's only Native American-owned GeoGreen-designated luxury resort.
In Aruba, Life's a Beach
November 29, 2016
By Barbara Barton Sloane
Some people love a parade, some love a rainy night. I love a beach. And as they are predicting a long, hard winter this time around…. Aruba - and your fabulous beaches - here I come!
A Stranger in Paradise: Costa Rica
October 20, 2016
By Barbara Barton Sloane
There's a famous quote that says: “Paradise is not a place, it is a state of mind.” Wrong. Paradise is, very much, a place. Once at this “place,” your state of mind kicks in and then, voila: Paradise! This was my profoundly pleasurable experience recently on my first visit to Costa Rica.
Visiting Europe's Festive Christmas Markets
September 21, 2016
By Barbara Barton Sloane
During the Christmas season, typically from mid-November through 23 December, all Europe comes alive with holiday festivities and none are more joyous and all-encompassing than the Christmas markets. I had the opportunity to experience these merry events when I joined a Uniworld River Cruise sailing down the Rhine to visit cities from Cologne, Germany all the way to Basel, Switzerland.
Napa and Sonoma - California Wine Country's Twin Valleys
August 23, 2016
By Barbara Barton Sloane
Just an hour's drive northeast of San Francisco is one of California's most visited attractions – the world-famous vine-covered hillsides of Napa and Sonoma Counties.
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