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Here is  my latest Chicago Tribune cover story, the tale of our surprising cruise through European Russia.

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Take a look at my Egypt story that was published  July 1 in the Chicago Tribune. Read the PDF below or visit the Chicago Tribune website to see the story and more photos online.egypt-tribunepage-page-001

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Despite some bumps in the road, we didn’t give up the ship and really enjoyed our

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The lighthouse on Strawberry Island in Lake Huron is an iconic Great Lakes image. Photo by Terri Colby

Great Lakes cruise with Haimark Travel. Take a look at my story and photos in the Chicago Tribune.

The story starts out like this:

Sizzling filets and red wine. An outdoor table above the ship’s fantail. A hot sun tempers the cool breezes of early evening and turns the ship’s wake into a molten silver stream touching the pink-and-red sunset. Dark waters ripple as far as the eye can see.

The Caribbean? The Mediterranean? Not exactly.

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Everyone should visit Niagara Falls at least once in their lifetime. Haimark’s Great Lakes cruise makes a stop on the Canadian side of the falls. Photo by Terri Colby

We were on Lake Erie, believe it or not, midway through Haimark Travel’s luxury Great Lakes cruise aboard the Saint Laurent.

The 210-passenger, small-ship cruiser offers summer trips with boarding and disembarkation points in Chicago, Toronto and Montreal.

Read the full story online at ChicagoTribune.com.

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