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Eight Places to Experience The Sound of Music in Austria
Explorations | By Matt Thompson, Mar 1, 2015 08:52 am

If you grew up inspired to “climb ev’ry mountain” and “ford every sea” thanks to The Sound of Music, you’ll be interested to know that this year the movie is 49-going-on-50. With songs written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, a spectacular setting in Salzburg, and iconic performances by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, it has become perhaps the best-known musical ever. Certainly, it was the most successful: upon its release in 1965, it briefly displaced Gone with the Wind as the most profitable movie of all time. It was single handedly credited with saving 20th Century Fox after the colossal flop of Cleopatra and spawned a parade of copycat musicals in its wake...

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Three Songs That Evoke the Best of Ireland

Three Songs That Evoke the Best of Ireland

Country Walkers Guide Pól O’Colmain didn’t really set out to be an artist and musician, but when you live among the windswept moors, historic villages, ruined castles, and remote islands of western Ireland, it’s hard to avoid expressing their beauty in some way. “I can’t not do it,” he says. “They perfectly complement my love and fascination with nature, my homeland, my language, and culture. It’s all connected...inextricable one from the other.”...

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The 11 Best Reasons to Visit Provence

Ah, Provence! This scenic patchwork of orchards, canals, farmhouses, fields, and ancient ruins is ideal for walking. In fact, we love it so much that we offer two ways to travel there: our France: Classic Provence Self-Guided Walking adventure takes you through the region’s classic landscapes at your own speed—from the windswept ridges of the Alpilles to the scenic village of Bonnieux—while our France: Provence Guided Walking tour ensures that you experience the best of the region with a local guide who knows it well. So what makes a journey through Provence so memorable? Here are a few of our favorite highlights:

 

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