Posted on November 19, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

That most wonderful time of the year is rolling around.  Thanksgiving, the favorite holiday of many, is a time to count your blessings.  And one of Thanksgiving’s best blessings is when you can forget abou ... Read More

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

Although cemeteries are primarily hallowed resting places for our loved ones, many of them are renowned tourist attractions for taphophiles…people fascinated by cemeteries and gravestones.

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Posted on October 08, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

On October 12 First Man, depicting one of the most dangerous missions in history, will light up the silver screen in theaters around the country.   This biographical drama is the riveting story behind Nei ... Read More

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

”Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”

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Posted on September 10, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

Sample the spirit of Kentucky during September…National Bourbon Heritage Month.  Throughout the United States, the month of September marks the annual celebration of bourbon as Am ... Read More

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Janet Steinberg
     “The fundamental things apply, as time goes by.”    -Casablanca-1942

Clocks make a statement.  You can be transported back ... Read More

Posted on August 06, 2018 by Janet Steinberg
 

Tervetuloa Helsinkiin. (Welcome to Helsinki.)

Helsinki, located on the southern coast of Finland (called Suomi by the Finns), has had more than its share of press since the Helsinki Summit.    However, prior ... Read More

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

 

Cool it!  As summer’s thermostat reaches OMG numbers, it’s time to hang out by the pool.  Forget ye ole swimming hole and head for the most beautiful pool ever…the infinity pool ... Read More

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Janet Steinberg
 

I hate to cook, but I love markets!  

 

I don’t know why, or what it is about them, but wherever I am in the world, the marketplace seems to beckon me.  The ... Read More

Posted on June 04, 2018 by Janet Steinberg
 

 

 

"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance." 

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Posted on May 14, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

It’s a great, wide, wonderful, world out there. So why not explore it to the fullest? Please allow me to show you some of the best this world of ours has to offer.  From A to Z, here is how I viewed the world a ... Read More

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

I am often asked, “What is your favorite museum?”  The answer is simple…my favorite museum is the world!  

This amazing world that we live in is an ... Read More

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

Our guests on this week's show was Lisa Presley from Norwegian Cruise Line and Alex Pinelo from AmaWaterways Cruises.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

Our guests on this week's show was Lisa Presley from Norwegian Cruise Line and Alex Pinelo from AmaWaterways Cruises.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

Ahhhh…the romance of the “Seven Seas”! 

The term “Seven Seas”, dating back to medieval times, referred to all of the world’s oceans.  S ... Read More

Posted on March 05, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

They aren’t pretty…they aren’t fancy…they aren’t expensive.  They are unsophisticated…unpretentious…and unlikely to get any Michelin stars.  They are restaurants where china, crystal and ... Read More

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

CAUTION: DO NOT READ THIS (unless you believe in love!)

My car’s disc player was serenading me with Placido Domingo singing a medley of Billy Holiday's “Blue Moon” and Johnny Mercer’s “Moon Ri ... Read More

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Janet Steinberg

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain (ROYGBIV).  This mnemonic (pronounced nemonic because the first "m" is silent) is a memory device that will help you remember the colors of the r ... Read More

Posted on December 04, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Some popular destinations are teeming with tourists, their public squares are congested with pedestrians, and the streets are clogged with taxis and tour buses.   Yes, they are overcrowded…but yes, they are worth visiting!  & ... Read More

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

With the remake of the 1934 mystery film Murder on the Orient Express lighting up the nation’s movie screens for the holiday season, I thought of what a newspaper editor might have said to an 8-year old girl named Virginia if she ha ... Read More

Posted on November 06, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

The magic carpet of travel has taken me around the world and given me the opportunity to meet some of the most famous people in the world. It has also given me the opportunity to spend time with those I never met …but would have liked to me ... Read More

Posted on October 09, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

PART TWO

 

As I said in PART ONE of this series, you have probably never heard of these far away places with strange sounding names that hover below the average traveler’s rad ... Read More

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Part One

 

You have probably never heard of these places, but trust me, once you’ve been there you will not forget these far away places with stran ... Read More

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

 

“Let’s take a powder, to Boston for Chowder, let’s get away from it all.”

 

As a teenager, I swooned as Frank Sinatra sang it to me.  As an adult, I delig ... Read More

Posted on August 28, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Newport, Rhode Island, a beautifully preserved walking-city with an architectural tapestry dating back to the 17th century, pays homage to the past as it celebrates the present.  

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Posted on August 14, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

"I want to be the bridge to the next generation”

Michael Jordan

 

BRIDGE? &nb ... Read More

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

In California’s Napa Valley, Calistoga was the vision of Sam Brannan who purchased property, including the "Spring Grounds", in the early 1860s. Impressed by the New York resort of Saratoga, he decided to make his development the "Saratoga o ... Read More

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Janet Steinberg
 

Part 4 of a Series

 

Whether it’s wood, stone or metal…whether it’s carved or cast…whether it’s a monumental work of art  or a ... Read More

Posted on July 05, 2017 by Janet Steinberg
 

 

Part 3 of a Series

 

Hot Browns and Po-Boys…fried green tomatoes and bourbon pie!  

The dining scene ... Read More

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

 

Part 2 of a Series

 

 

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Posted on June 05, 2017 by Janet Steinberg
 

Part 1 of a Series 

 

 

Chances are…if you ever traveled to Kentucky, you exp ... Read More

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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Posted on May 01, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Saludos Amigos !  Bienvenido a Puerto Rico.  Greetings friends.  Welcome to Puerto Rico.  This sun-drenched island wears three faces: historic old San Juan…a lush, colorful interior…and ... Read More

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

ST. THOMAS: This island, with its deep-harbor, red-roofed capital of Charlotte Amalie (pronounced ah-MAHL-ya) is the most cosmopolitan of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).  Today, the town is listed in the National Register of ... Read More

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what the idyllic island of Grenada is made of.  From sugar cane waving into the fields…to cocoa beans drying in the sun…to nutmeg and cinnamon assuaging our olfactory senses ... Read More

Posted on March 06, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

North of the border there’s a party going on.  And what better way to celebrate Canada’s 150thanniversary year than by experiencing Canadian charm from the Atlantic to the Pacific.  You can c ... Read More

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Janet Steinberg
                                                   

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Posted on January 30, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Surrounded by water, jutting out into an island-studded Casco Bay, Portland hosts a vibrant Maine coastline where arts meets adventure amidst a vibrant backdrop of stunning natural beauty.

 

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Posted on January 16, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Click here to listen to the latest podcast. Travel Talk – January 11, 2017

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Posted on January 16, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Our guests on this week's show were 3 of our outstanding travel specialists. They were Jill Young, Carmel office, Bethanne Harrison- Brown, Carmel office and Ruth Ann Hale, Middletown-Louisville office. Click here to listen to this week's podcast. ... Read More

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

Emotionally, architecturally, and literally, my Seabourn Pride’s Baltic Cruise Shore Excursion to Berlin was quite a ride!  

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Posted on January 03, 2017 by Janet Steinberg

 

OMG!  There it was… a moon-like structure that seemed to be rising out of Interstate I-75 at Wapakoneta, Ohio.  I was about to check off another must-see on my bucket list…Wapakoneta!

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Posted on December 12, 2016 by Janet Steinberg
 

         "I travel for travel's sake…            Not to go anywhere, but to go.The great affair is to move."

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Posted on November 28, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 5 of a Series 

 

Happy days are here again! 

Detroit, ‘The Comeback City’ is really coming back.  And with it, some old values, old history, ... Read More

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Janet Steinberg
Part 4 of a Series 

 

When I was a very small child, I used to visit my grandparents who lived in Detroit, Michigan.  As an adult, I remembered absolutely nothing about ... Read More

Posted on October 31, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 3 of a Series

 

When I was in Heidelberg, Germany, I gazed at the huge ruin of the Heidelberg Castle, described by Mark Twain as follows: “...with empty wi ... Read More

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 2 of a Series

 

Some of the most delicious treats I tasted in Detroit, Michigan were served up to me wherever I turned in Motor City. And, like all candies, they came in a vari ... Read More

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Janet Steinberg
 

Part 1 of a series

 

 

The letter “D” can stand for many things…direction, dining, diversity and discovery, to name ... Read More

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 3 of a Series

Life in the fast lane! 

 

That is the vicarious life that millions of people around the world lived as they sat glued to their televisions for 13 yea ... Read More

Posted on September 06, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 2 of a Series

 

Dear Fellow Travelers, ... Read More

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 1 of a series

 

Many decades ago, when I first visited Dallas, the “Big D” stood for drab, dull, dreary, Dallas.  It was a city where you had to go on business, or to change planes for a trip to Mexico. & ... Read More

Posted on August 08, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 2 of a Series 

 

"The world was my oyster,” the late Oscar Wilde quipped, “but I used the wrong fork."  Well, on my recent visit to Irving, Texas there was no wrong ... Read More

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 1 of a Series

 

My version of the Texas Two-Step is a little different than the version you might expect to see on any dance floor in the Lone Star State.  For me, the stars in this western partner dance are two Texa ... Read More

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

NAMASTE!  I have been to India twice, and both times I returned home with many unforgettable experiences. 

 

In Agra, I hired an elephant named Lakshmi and his mahout (elephant driver) to give me an ... Read More

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 3 of a Series

 

The innovative Columbus culinary scene has come a long way since my first visit to Columbus many moons ago.  The creative chefs ... Read More

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

PART 2 OF A SERIES 

Let me tell you about a hidden gem of a city where the fashions are haute, the sweet treats are cold, and a world-renowned work of art is green.   ... Read More

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Part 1 of a Series 

 

 

“Columbus is a town in which almost any thi ... Read More

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

JANET STEINBERG, OFFICIAL BLOGGER FOR THE TRAVEL AUTHORITY, WINS HER 42nd & 43rd TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS

At the Spring-2016 Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA) meeting in Columbus, Ohio,  Janet Steinberg, ... Read More

Posted on May 02, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Looking back into my childhood, my most treasured memories are those of good ole summertime Ohio River cruises aboard the majestic Island Queen. For 35-cents, this grand and stately, green and white, 5-deck side-wheeler traveled ten miles up river ... Read More

Posted on April 18, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

The American dream...The American way…The American Club. 

 

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Posted on April 04, 2016 by Janet Steinberg
BY JANET STEINBERG

 

The jewel of the Great Lakes and Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee has grown from “Brew City” to  “New City”.  Bold, beautiful, and spectacularly progressive, it ... Read More

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

Dear Fellow Travelers, 

 

Once in a while I come upon an unusual item that ... Read More

Posted on March 08, 2016 by Janet Steinberg
SAVOR THE SEA ON SILVERSEA'S SILVER SPIRIT

PART 4: SUNSET KEY: KEY WEST'S HIDDEN GEM

BY JANET STEINBERG

Sailing some 172 nautical miles from the port of Ft. Lauderdale on the first day of my 8-day ... Read More

Posted on February 23, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

PART 3: ANATOMY OF A 9-COURSE DINNER

 

 

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Posted on February 08, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

In Part One of my last post, CHILLING IS FULFILLING, I showed you how I cruised for the unmitigated pleasure of just cruising…never leaving Silversea’s Silver Spirit for an entire week and loving every minute of it.  Now, in PART ... Read More

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

PART ONE: CHILLING IS FULFILLING

 Whenever I took a cruise (and I’ve taken over 150), I had always thought about doing nothing…just totall ... Read More

Posted on November 25, 2013 by Janet Steinberg

Life is what you live 'til the moment you die... This is how the time goes by." Zorba the Greek

 

Kalimera (kal-ee-meh-ra). (Good morning). Welcome to Athens, Greece.

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Posted on December 09, 2013 by Janet Steinberg

Williamstown, in the northwest corner of Massachusetts, is a charming college town that is a mecca for art and culture. It is home to Williams College, the Clark Art Institute and the Tony-awarded Williamstown Theatre Festival.

The permane ... Read More

Posted on December 30, 2013 by Janet Steinberg

Yes, it was guiltless!

My recent 24-karat Silversea Caribbean cruise on the luxurious Silver Spirit was pure pleasure…pure pampering…pure rest…and pure relaxation. Yet I felt not an ounce of guilt on this golden gilt t ... Read More

Posted on January 06, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

"I would not eat the soup of life with a fork; I would continue to use a big ladle." Those words of my late friend, Holocaust survivor, and world-renowned restaurateur George Lang, have remained with me long after his death.

Surviving a ye ... Read More

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

I was lucky to "get out of Dodge" just in time. Well, it wasn't really Dodge City, Kansas, but it was Cincinnati, Ohio just before the ice and snow piled up. I headed south, way south, for fifteen glorious sunny days which I am about to share with ... Read More

Posted on February 04, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Key West, Florida is many things to many people.

This Southernmost Point in the continental United States (only 90-miles from Cuba) is a place where pirates once preyed and presidents once played. It is a place where straight meets gay, wh ... Read More

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Stress got you down? When all else fails, head to Napa Valley. With more than 270 wineries set amidst 38,000 acres of rolling vineyards, hundreds of divine restaurants, a myriad of championship golf courses, and a plethora of world-class accommoda ... Read More

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

With its lush, year-round Mediterranean climate, 100 miles of sweeping prime Pacific coastline, an annual average of 300+ days of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes, burgeoning wine country, and Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is one of America' ... Read More

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Halifax is the cosmopolitan capital city of Nova Scotia. It is Canada's 13th largest city and its residents, called Haligonians, make up 40% of Nova Scotia's population. It is a friendly city where visitors might be welcomed by the "Oyez, Oyez" of ... Read More

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

The city is gray and the Danube is anything but blue. There are no blazing boulevards, no picturesque artists' quarters and the Spanish Riding Horses are not even Spanish.

So why go to Vienna? Quite simply, because the City of the Waltz is ... Read More

Posted on May 06, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

If you ever plan to enter a spelling bee, take note: Canada's first incorporated city (1785) is spelled Saint John, not the abbreviated St. John as it is spelled in neighboring Newfoundland. To add to your confusion, the proper way to spell its mi ... Read More

Posted on May 12, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

"All experience is an arch wherethrough Gleams that untraveled world." Alfred Lord Tennyson

I've strolled, sailed, or driven, beneath some of the most famous man-made arches in the world. To name a few… th ... Read More

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Winding and weaving its way around 1,100 miles of shoreline, Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks, has been likened to a twisted dragon. This undulating Lake of the Ozarks is filled with fascinating stories and soft adventure.

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Posted on May 27, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

You may never have been there. In fact, you may never have even heard of it. But according to map publisher Rand McNally, Jefferson, Missouri is their 2013 choice for "America's Most Beautiful Small Town". This hidden gem in Missouri's crown is ap ... Read More

Posted on June 06, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

A cruise aboard Silversea's Silver Whisper planned a shore excursion that enabled us to relive one of the most historic events of World War II. Departing the pier in Honfleur, France we drove to the small seaside town of Arromanches via the D-Day ... Read More

Posted on June 09, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

When Ray Charles recorded his 1961 rhythm and blues Grammy winner "Hit the Road Jack", I thought he said: "Hit the Road Jan". So I took him literally. I not only hit the road, but I also hit the sky and the sea. I was amazed at the variety of ways ... Read More

Posted on June 23, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

There are not too many people, or too many places that can deliver what they promise. But San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau promises 365 days of ahhhhhhhh! And, let me tell you, that is what you get in San Diego and its neighboring commun ... Read More

Posted on June 30, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

From the Boardwalk to the Bay, Atlantic City, New Jersey has been drawing people to its shore for over a century. This major resort city, 120-miles south of New York City on Absecon Island, exudes a small town charm coupled with an international b ... Read More

Posted on July 07, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

"Start spreading the news", ole' blue eyes crooned...

New York, New York is a city so great it says its name twice. Nicknamed "The Big Apple" in 1971, the term was originally used in the 1920s and 1930s by jazz musicians as a way of saying ... Read More

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

I don't know if you would call me a restaurant, hotel, or movie groupie. In reality, I am none of the above. I am a travel groupie with an insatiable curiosity…one who likes to check out places where some of my favorite movies were filmed. ... Read More

Posted on August 04, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

The reign in Spain is not mainly on the plain…but in the city of Barcelona that reigns as my numero uno city in Spain. So, let me take you along to Barcelona. Ole!!!

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Posted on August 18, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Chicago, "that toddling town" that keeps reinventing itself, never ceases to amaze me. The "Windy City," teeming with life and exuding an excitement all its own, is now fully grown into a sophisticated metropolitan area that rivals any major city ... Read More

Posted on September 01, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Around 600 BC, Greek merchants from Asia Minor founded the port town of Massilia (Marseilles) that is now Marseilles' bustling Vieux Port (Old Harbor). The twenty-six centuries that followed have made Marseilles the oldest of the great French citi ... Read More

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

It Is the bottom of the world!

For those of you who want to cruise around South America chances are, at some point, you will sail through the Strait of Magellan to Chile on the West Coast of South America. If so, you will be in Punta Arena ... Read More

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

I just returned from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where I had the pleasure of seeing four beautiful new faces in the city known as "The Venice of America".

The first three faces were those of three beautiful babies. Granted I am a bit prejudice ... Read More

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

There are said to be only three places in the world with a Mediterranean climate: The actual Mediterranean coast…Catalina Island, California…and the coast of Chile around Santiago. And, if you work it right, you could enjoy the best ... Read More

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Zlata Praha (Golden Prague), the city of a hundred golden spires, is one of the prettiest cities in the world. Divided by the Vltava (Moldau) River, Prague was fortunate not to have suffered destruction in World War II.

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Posted on October 20, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Although I've been to New York City dozens of times…done dozens of things…taken dozens of tours…I called this my "First Time Ever" trip. This time was going to be different. This time I would do things…and go places&hel ... Read More

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

"To remember not to forget..." From the poem "Butterflies Do Not Live Here" By Paul Friedman (died in Terezin 6/6/42)

Two weeks of pure pleasure awaited me. Prior to sailing down the Danube River to Budapest, my ... Read More

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

Like a ball that's been slammed to the ground, Detroit has been slammed to the ground. But like a ball, Detroit is bouncing back. Truly America's "Comeback City", Detroit has hit a home run with me. Detroit's downtown occupancy rate is now at 98% ... Read More

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

A gentle breeze wafting through French balconies overlooking the Promenade des Anglais…an aquamarine sea lapping the shore of a glimmering stone beach…a canopied 4-poster bed flanked by 17th century sconces and paisley linen walls&he ... Read More

Posted on December 08, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

"Como esta?" (how are you?) is the friendly greeting of Costa Ricans when you arrive in their tiny country of approximately 4-million people. Don't reply: "Fine". Just say: "Pura vida!" More than any other two words in a Costa Rican's vocabulary, ... Read More

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Janet Steinberg

The Midwest Travel Writers’ Convention, the birth of three great-grandchildren, and the wedding of my grandson, were among the reasons that kept me from traveling abroad this past year.  However, in spite of the ... Read More

Posted on January 11, 2016 by Janet Steinberg

"Cities are like gentlemen," the late Will Rogers orated, "they are born, not made. You are either a city or you are not. Size has nothing to do with it. I bet San Francisco was a city from the very first time it had a dozen settlers."

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