Vineyards, wineries and enotecas

This will be an ongoing blog given that I’m always exploring new vineyards and wineries.  On my first trip to Europe– the bike trip in Provence–we were constantly stopping at small vineyards and caves which was my first real introduction to wine; and as an aside biking and wine tasting can be challenging. There were […]

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Museums, monuments and interesting sights

  As with many of my blogs this one will be ongoing.  The first few museums I’m writing about are some of my favorites in Florence and Fiesole.  I’m sure many readers will say I have a lot of nerve writing about these Renaissance icons, given that entire books have been written about them.  And that […]

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The Riviera for the Uncool

As I mentioned in my article on Provence, we intended our trip in September 2015 to be Paris and Provence but in looking at the guide books which included the Cote d’Azur it seemed silly not to see this area which is about two hours from Avignon (or closer to 4 when you get lost […]

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Provence, Provence, wherefore art thou Provence?

  My first trip to Europe was a bike trip in Provence.  I was living in Dallas at the time (1991) and I’m not sure what made me take the leap of faith to head off on my own.  I do recall that I learned about the bike company–Europeds–through an ad in the back of […]

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Why Another Travel Blog?

  There must be hundreds, possibly thousands, of travel blogs so why another one? Maybe I’m egotistical enough to think I have something to share but mostly I would like to become a forum, possibly, to hear from others with similar experiences. Plus my own blog gives me more freedom to express my opinion. Over […]

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