“Stunning! Breathtaking!”: The Chatbot’s Guide to Portugal
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by Clark Norton
3w ago
You may have heard about a site called ChatGPT, where you can try out an artificial intelligence (AI) writing tool. Depending on the user, the technology (created by OpenAI) has generated a combination of excitement and fear. Almost like magic, you can give it a prompt and, within seconds, the chatbot will spill out prose […] The post “Stunning! Breathtaking!”: The Chatbot’s Guide to Portugal first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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Traveling with a Disability? Here are 5 Tips
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by Clark Norton
1M ago
By Dr. Michael Lovely If you are traveling with a disability, planning a trip—especially internationally—can meet with daunting obstacles. A recent survey by MMGY Global, Portrait of Travelers with Disabilities: Mobility and Accessibility, revealed that of more than 2,700 respondents (those who either have a disability and use a mobility aid, as well as their […] The post Traveling with a Disability? Here are 5 Tips first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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Going to Malta? Here are 3 places to visit
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by Clark Norton
2M ago
Of all the cruises I have taken, three ports stand out as the most stunning (especially if you sail into them at sunrise or sunset): Istanbul, with its mosques and soaring minarets; Kotor, Montenegro, a medieval village on a pristine bay — and my favorite of all, Malta. Malta’s port, Valetta, is a city of […] The post Going to Malta? Here are 3 places to visit first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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Are Your Medicines Illegal Overseas?
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by Clark Norton
4M ago
 By Jeff Weinstein As travelers return in droves to international travel, some will inevitably forget to pack their necessary over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Many more will forget or not know to check the international rules and regulations for common medicines easily obtained in their home country — but possibly not allowed overseas. Trip-takers consistently list […] The post Are Your Medicines Illegal Overseas? first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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Why You May Have Skipped Summer Travels
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by Clark Norton
4M ago
By Dawn Papandrea While nearly three-quarters of Americans had plans to travel this summer, far fewer followed through. Just 46 percent of respondents say they went away this summer, according to the latest ValuePenguin survey of nearly 1,600 consumers — this is down from the 73 percent in April who said they intended to travel. Reasons behind the […] The post Why You May Have Skipped Summer Travels first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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Congratulations — You’ve Earned Five Stars!
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by Clark Norton
4M ago
I think we all know to cast a wary eye on some online reviews of restaurants, hotels, and other travel sites that may seem overly enthusiastic or overly critical — which actually may have been written by competitors or friends of the owners of said business. But sometimes people crank out positive reviews just to […] The post Congratulations — You’ve Earned Five Stars! first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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7 Travel Scams — and How to Avoid them
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by Clark Norton
6M ago
I admit, as vigilant as I try to be, I’ve been an unwitting victim of a few travel scams over the years. I’ve been taken for a ride (in more ways than one) by a tuk-tuk driver in Singapore. I’ve fallen for charming stories by a jewelry hawker on the beach in St. Lucia, and […] The post 7 Travel Scams — and How to Avoid them first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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Life and Feasting Return to Italy’s Piazzas
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by Clark Norton
6M ago
By Frank Viviano Barga, Italy —A peculiar marriage of wild celebration and tacit mourning takes place each year on August 16 in Barga, the hilltop Tuscan town where I’ve lived for two decades. Its people dance in the piazzas to the music of accordions and mandolins. Outdoor markets hum with shoppers until well after midnight. […] The post Life and Feasting Return to Italy’s Piazzas first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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JFK’s TWA Hotel: A Pilgrimage to the Past
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by Clark Norton
6M ago
By Steve Anzalone The pandemic’s impact on me as a traveler became crystal clear when, a few months ago, standing in line to re-enroll in the TSA PreCheck program, I pondered something unimaginable just a few years earlier:  Was PreCheck worth the $80? Would I be doing enough travel ahead to justify the investment? Count […] The post JFK’s TWA Hotel: A Pilgrimage to the Past first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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Moving to a New City? Here’s a Guide
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by Clark Norton
7M ago
By Stephanie Haywood Starting over after experiencing a setback, loss, or major life event can be a challenge — but it can also be extraordinarily helpful when you’re trying to get your mental health back on track. Finding a new city and home, making connections, and preparing for a fresh start requires some planning. You […] The post Moving to a New City? Here’s a Guide first appeared on Clark Norton ..read more
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