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Interview

Why I Travel
Ruth Peters' early barnstorming adventures spurred
a life of exploration. INTERVIEWED BY DAVID HOCHMAN
you could fly anywhere - we
once flew around the faces
on Mount Rushmore.
We flew to Cuba days after Castro took over. The streets were
silent. All the hotels were empty.
Even at the Tropicana club, it was
just us and the band. Really eerie
and scary, but so much fun.
I love cruises. We usually sail
on Seabourn, but in recent
years, we've done the Rhine with
Viking and toured the French
Riviera and Greek isles on a
Windstar ship.
My daughter and I really appreciate flowers and gardening.
Every year, we go to the Chelsea
Flower Show in London to see the
beautiful displays. It's amazing.
There's always something new to
learn in life.

T 98, RUTH PETERS
still remembers the
horse-drawn wagon
she rode in through
Kansas farmland to a one-room
schoolhouse. Times certainly
have changed. Accompanied
by her daughter, Gayle Christie,
Peters now travels first-class
on European adventures twice
a year and on at least as many
cruises, from the Middle East to
New Zealand. Peters says her
secret to a long life of travel is

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"tons of vitamins, a strong faith,
and a grateful attitude." That,
and the in-the-know planning and
experience of her Houston-based
travel advisor, Sandra Ortiz.
I've always loved seeing new
places and meeting new people.
My husband, Kenneth, opened
the first flying school in central
Kansas, and we'd do fly-ins with a
group called International Flying
Farmers. We made friends all
over the country. In those days

We ended
up at
Peles Castle
at a party hosted
by King Michael
himself. Can
I just say, wow!
With our advisor, Sandra, it's
like she can read our minds. She
knows our taste, what we like
to do, what we don't like, and
how much energy we have. She
knows I don't like wheelchairs,
but she'll have one waiting to get
me quickly through airports. I
can't stand TSA - I just want to
get wherever I'm going!
I really like Germany and seeing
all its little towns. Wartburg
Castle, where Martin Luther

(SWITZERLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS) RUTH PETERS,
(PELES CASTLE) MARCUS LINDSTROM/GETTY IMAGES

Ruth Peters and (left) her
daughter, Gayle, in Switzerland.
Below: Romania's Peles Castle.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018

Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Contributors
The Virtuoso Life
Virtuoso Reports
Passport
Bon Voyage
Suite Talk
Inspired By
City to Go
Interview
Bottle Service
On the Table
Dossier
In My Bag
Where Next
No Hurry at All
A Mediterranean Postcard
Faster, Bigger, Smarter, Bolder
Out & About
Local Culture
Souvenir
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Intro
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Cover2
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 1
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Contents
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 11
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 12
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 13
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Editor’s Note
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 15
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 16
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 17
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Contributors
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 19
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 20
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 21
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - The Virtuoso Life
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 25
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Virtuoso Reports
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Passport
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Bon Voyage
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Suite Talk
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 53
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 55
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Inspired By
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 57
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 58
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - City to Go
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 63
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Interview
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 68
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Bottle Service
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 71
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - On the Table
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 78
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 79
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Dossier
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 81
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - In My Bag
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 83
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 84
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 85
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Where Next
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 87
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 96
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 97
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - No Hurry at All
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 99
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 100
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 101
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 105
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 106
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 107
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - A Mediterranean Postcard
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 109
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 110
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 111
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 112
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 113
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 117
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 118
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Faster, Bigger, Smarter, Bolder
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 120
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 121
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 127
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Out & About
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 130
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 133
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Local Culture
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 141
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Souvenir
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