Tag Archives: Europe

Pining for Europe

I have been sad this week. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but I finally decided that I am . . . Pining for Europe. This is the first year since Chris graduated from college that I … Continue reading

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A few tips on tipping: #2 – Need help with your bags, ma’am?

Now, I admit, when I arrive at a hotel in the United States, I do find it a little aggravating that you’d better have a wad of cash in your hand before the airport cab pulls up to the hotel’s … Continue reading

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My favorite family vacation

When my son was growing up, I was a single mother with limited time off and a modest budget. Chris actually spent many vacations flying to his dad’s home to enjoy time with Jeff, Ellen and his half-brother Sam and … Continue reading

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Reasons to return to Rome, Part One: Campo de’ Fiori

When Americans travel to Europe, it’s tempting to say we’ve “done” Paris, or Amsterdam, or Florence, or wherever we’ve spent a couple days seeing the sites. You jump on the Hop On-Hop Off bus and race to see the Mona … Continue reading

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