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Editor Bios Sandra Scott

Sandra Scott
Culinary Travel Editor Sandra Scott is a retired history teacher from Upstate New York. Scott has been traveling worldwide since the 1980s and writing about her travels since 1990. Her husband, John, is her traveling/writing/cooking partner. Their travels have taken them to over 100 countries, some several times. The Scotts have found that cooking experiences are an excellent way to meet people and learn about the local culture. Sandra tries to leave the cooking part to John while she takes notes and images. She believes that if John can make the recipe anyone can.

By Sandra Scott

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You Gotta’ Love The Novotel at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport

The trip between the United States and SE Asia is long no matter how the flights are booked and the best airfares are usually ones that begin and end in Bangkok. We spend a fair amount of time in SE… (more)
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The Waldorf Beijing has a Forbidden City and Forbidden Cocktails

One of the newest luxury hotels in Beijing is the Waldorf. Who would have thought that the Waldorf Astoria, that iconic New York City hotel, would go global. The Beijing hotel is the second Waldorf Hotel to open in China.… (more)
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Locks, Legends, and Canals

New York State became the Empire State because of its waterways. The state is bounded by the St. Lawrence River, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean; plus, the Hudson River and the New York State Canal System provide access… (more)
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Cruising the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan

Myanmar, “The Golden Country,” never disappoints. The country is dotted with beautiful golden pagodas, Buddha statues, and spires. The British referred to Burma, now called Myanmar, as the “Back of the Beyond” – a place off the beaten path and… (more)
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Visit Cooperstown for Baseball and Much More

Otsego County’s most iconic destination is the pretty village of Cooperstown, dubbed “America’s Hometown.” The name “Cooperstown” is often used as a metaphor for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but Otsego County is a multi-season destination that also lures the… (more)
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Waldorf Salad and 1000 Island Dressing with an Shanghai flair

I have always felt a personal connection with the Waldorf Astoria even though it been years since I have stayed at the one in NYC. My husband, John, and I live near the 1000 Islands where, George Boldt, the owner… (more)
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InterContinental Hotel in Chongqing, China offers history, chocolate, and more

After a wonderful Yangtze River cruise on the Century Legend John and I looked forward to a couple days of doing nothing at the luxurious InterContinental in Chongqing. It was a time for organizing and resting up for the next… (more)
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The Waldorf Beijing has a Forbidden City and Forbidden Cocktails

One of the newest luxury hotels in Beijing is the Waldorf. Who would have thought that the Waldorf Astoria, that iconic New York City hotel, would go global. The Beijing hotel is the second Waldorf Hotel to open in China.… (more)
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Cruising the Mekong River

Like many Americans when I hear the word “Mekong” I get an image that comes from movies dealing with the Vietnam War. For me those images are banished forever. After my 8-day cruise on the Mekong Explorer I now know… (more)
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Should You Visit Haiti?

When I told family and friends I was going to Haiti, the response was universal. Why? My answer, “I’ve never been there.” Haiti held so many surprises which can often happen when visiting a destination that is not overexposed. In… (more)