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My favorite travel magazine

What makes you decide, I want to travel THERE? Lots of random things can get me interested in a place and wishing I could visit. Watching House Hunters International on HGTV is one of my inspirations. My son thinks I’m … Continue reading

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Reasons to return to Rome, Part Five: Splish, splash, I want to see a Roman Bath

Normally, my television viewing isn’t especially high brow or educational. I don’t watch “Honey Boo Boo” or “The Bachelor,” but I am a big fan of “Project Runway” and “Masterchef,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Downton Abbey.” In short – I don’t … Continue reading

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Hail Franconia and a surprise in Wurzburg

Don’t you love it when you’re surprised by a place? The city of Wurzburg, Germany, was a stop on our Viking river cruise and our destination there, the Wurzburg Residenz. Wurzburg? I’d never heard of it. And when I learned … Continue reading

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A few tips on tipping: #1 – Do you want frites with that?

I don’t know how, when or where the custom of tipping others for their services came about. I picture it starting with a clever, yet scruffy Cockney boy holding the carriage door open for a duke or earl as he … Continue reading

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How Italy’s art was saved during World War II

I am an inveterate reader. I just looked that up to be certain I’m using “inveterate” correctly and the dictionary said something like a “habit of longstanding.” I was one of those kids who hid under the covers with a … Continue reading

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Five reasons why geriatric travel rocks

How often does someone tell you, hey – it’s good to be old?! Well, I’m here to tell you that when it comes to travel, at least, this is definitely true. Here are my top five reasons why you should … Continue reading

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No need to wander the cobbled streets of European villages to find colorful, summer fiestas and fairs

There’s something particularly charming about a festival or fair in a foreign country, don’t you think? I know I feel fortunate when I happen across things like a Sunday morning flea market in Florence, or the procession to St. Stephen’s … Continue reading

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Asiana 214

I’ve been glued to CNN, watching the events unfold since the crash of Asiana 214 at San Francisco Airport yesterday. So very sad about the two deaths and injuries to many. What I’d like to say to readers, though, is … Continue reading

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Falling in love with Aix-en-Provence . . . again

The first time I visited Aix-en-Provence was in the mid-1980s. It was early evening in the first week of December when we arrived, and chillier than I expected the sunny South of France might be. We were immediately enchanted by … Continue reading

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A different journey

I’ve been on a different journey this month of June. It has involved trips to the doctor’s office and to the hospital for same day surgery. My activities have been more geared toward self-reflection and wondering what life might become … Continue reading

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