Tom Thrun

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Puttin’ on the Ritz

Written by Tom Thrun. Time flies when you have been living in matrimonial Nirvana for the past fourteen years, but here it was again, time for another anniversary travel experience. This year’s focus would be Spain and on the actual day of our anniversary we would find ourselves in the capital city of Madrid. Joy […]

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La Dolce Vita

Written by Tom Thrun. “You know what ages a man? Boredom. When I was young, traveling, I felt like a lion…but at home I feel eighty.” As I stared the celebration of my fiftieth year here on the planet directly in the face, this line from La Dolce Vita was more poignant now than ever […]

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The Four Queens

Written by Tom Thrun. I fell in love with transatlantic and family travel all at the same time. It was 1962 and my father had arranged to take our family to Europe aboard the Queen Elizabeth from New York to France and return on the Queen Mary. To this day some 42 years later I […]

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Golden Jubilee in Paris

Written by Tom Thrun. It’s hard to believe that Her Majesty celebrated fifty years on the throne in the year 2002. No, not that Queen, I’m referring to Classic Travel’s fearless leader and my beloved partner in crime, Joy. After contemplating numerous exotic destinations in which to commemorate this historic day, the decree was handed […]

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Beantown Christmas

Written by Tom Thrun. Every year the staff at Classic Travel takes a trip for our annual Christmas party. Past parties have been held in such cities as New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Las Vegas and London. This year the Yuletide festivities were celebrated in the exciting city of Boston. In addition to all of the […]

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South Africa – Beyond The Safari

Written by Tom Thrun. South Africa is becoming increasingly attractive to Americans, as the awareness spreads that the country is not only about safaris and wildlife but also the cosmopolitan pleasures of its sophisticated cities-their nightlife, music, art, shopping, beaches, golf, international cuisine- and the wine country. It’s a long way to go but worth […]

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