Venice

In the past I’d never had a burning desire to see Venice, having heard it called Disneyland and a shopping mall with a river running through it.  But once my sister and I booked a cruise to the Greek Islands which started in Venice, we decided to add another night and day to (what should […]

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Places to Eat

Restaurants, wine bars and other fun places Before I write about some of my favorite restaurants (plus a few places to avoid or that were disappointing) I want to talk about why I generally love the dining experience in France and Italy.  My daughter says I’m the slowest eater in the Western Hemisphere and maybe […]

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Rome

This will be a fairly short article, at least for me, since this past September 2016 was my first visit to Rome and we only had two nights and a day and a half there.  But I wanted to share a few thoughts and pictures on what we did. Since our walking tour ended in […]

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