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GALVESTON, TX – (March 8, 2011) Gary Cartwright, noted author of Hotel Galvez: Queen of the Gulf, returns to Galveston on Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Thursday, March 31, Noon to 3:00 pm: Celebrating Women Convention at Moody Gardens Convention Center, Hotel Galvez Spa booth; 7 Hope Boulevard
  • Friday, April 1, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Wine and cheese reception at Tina’s on The Strand; 2326 Strand
  • Friday, April 1, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Cocktail Hour at Hotel
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I arrived in a quaint village in the French countryside and checked into a charming villa arranged by my travel agent.

Once I was settled, I made my way out to the balcony. It seemed to be floating on the beautiful fields of lavender and provided a scope of a wide expanse of vineyards in the distance.

I had already decided that all I wanted to do on this vacation was spend my mornings at a local café reading a book, sipping a frothy cappuccino (with two shots of cinnamon sprinkled on top) and eat

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Are you an armchair traveler?

We are searching for a few good women with an interest in travel who are avid readers to review travel books and good reads while on the road for our new women’s online travel magazine and community that is about to launch.


If you are interested, send us three writing samples, preferably of published book reviews you’ve written, and a brief paragraph about you and why you like reviewing travel books.


We can’t pay much at this time, but it’s something: $15 per book review, plus the book.


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Nighttime View of Dubai Taken from the Hilton Dubai Creek

(TTBS) I like to think of myself as a good person and responsible traveler but here's a confession, I'm not.

Sure, I've chastised litterbugs and those molesting animals in national parks and even gave my food to a homeless man last year but my irresponsible tourism blunder happened during my 2006 trip to Kabul. For those not in the know, I missed my flight to Kabul and ended up spending the night in Dubai before meeting up with the rest

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