A Movable Marriage

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November, 2017

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Great Expectations
This morning in Mafra, Portugal, it’s 44 F outside. The toasty Iberian sun will warm up things later, but the effects of La Niña promise to deliver a chilly winter in many places in North America and the North Atlantic.
That may set some to thinking about a vacation in a warm locale. But trips don’t always go as we expect. Here are actual complaints from travelers with Thomas Cook Vacations. (It’s hard to believe quotes like these haven’t been fabricated, but they astonishingly–and hilariously–have the distinct ring of truth.)…
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