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a cruise like no other
penguins
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Lots of people cruise to the Caribbean, some folks even cruise the Mediterranean. But how many take a cruise to Antarctica? If you want the ultimate ecotour where you get up close and personal with penguins, now is the time to start planning a trip to the South Pole for 2009.

Listen to our audio podcast for the nitty-gritty on planning for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, plus bits of travel news and info. We're alternating between audio & video episodes for a while -- let us know what you think!

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hit the ice with Mozart
suitcases by sportegirl07
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What do hockey, Christmas, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have in common?

Watch our latest video podcast on Salzburg, Austria, to find out. Traveling in Europe during winter turns up surprises that make for great stories.

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the word on winter travel
no horns
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Don't let a little rain or snow keep you from the best travel deals to European capitals. The exchange rate may be high, but the dollar stretches farther in the off-season. Plus, the museums and restaurants are less crowded, but just as worth seeing.

Listen to our new audio podcast for tips on winter travel, plus a little news and chat. We're going to alternate between video and audio-only episodes for a while, so let us know what you think!

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the garden isle
t&t kauai
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Want a Hawaiian vacation that's off the beaten track? Try Kauai, where you won't find high-rise hotels and crowds of over-baked tourists.

This is the only island without a road ringing the whole way 'round, and buildings are no taller than a palm tree. Kauai is for nature lovers and people who want a taste of small-town island life.

Check out our latest podcast for a glimpse of Kauai's mountains, waterfalls, and laid-back atmosphere.

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the real queen of Egypt
t&t sphinx
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You may have heard of Cleopatra or Nefertiti, but do you know about the Egyptian queen who built an enormous temple out of the side of a mountain?

Hatshepsut was probably the most powerful woman to ever rule Egypt. Ok, she had to wear a beard to do it, but her massive monument more than makes up for that. Check it out in our latest episode and on the T&T's Real Travels in Egypt DVD.

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crystal clear
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Ever look at a fine cut-crystal wine glass and wonder how it was made? Well, if you're holding a piece of Waterford crystal, that glass was blown and cut by hand by skilled artisans in Ireland.

On the cusp on the millennium, shortly before our wedding, we toured the Waterford Crystal Factory and saw how our toasting flutes were going to be created.

Pour yourself some bubbly and watch the latest podcast to see the glass in action!

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Jamaica me love Negril
sunset boat
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What do Poipu, Kauai, and Negril, Jamaica, have in common?

Well, obviously both are sunny beaches, but there's more. Tune in to this week's podcast to see why these are two Real Travel faves! Hint: it's in the trees.

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bizarre bazaar
egypt - cairo
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If you love to shop, Cairo's Khan-al-Khalili is a wonderland of exotic treasures. But some Americans are nervous about haggling for the best price when things aren't marked and bargaining is part of a different culture.

In this week's podcast, we share shopping tips and tell you how to get a good price for those lovely handicrafts. We also wander the backstreets of the souks and pick up some Egyptian amber.

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Island Style
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Aloha from rainy California at the Real Travels HQ. We're back from Kauai, and we have some wild Hawaiian weather and hot lava action to share in this week's podcast.

We start on one island, then zip on over to another, volcanoes everywhere. That's the Pacific for ya! Check it out and tell us how you like it.

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Aloha & Italy
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Strange combo, eh? We're a little late posting this week's podcast because we're on vacation with the family in Kauai, Hawaii.

We're filming some new podcasts here on the Garden Isle, but in the meantime, check out a preview of our new T&T's Real Travels in Italy DVD with this week's clip about San Gimignano in gorgeous Tuscany.

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