Portugal Travel Itinerary Experience
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“…Portugal has a peaceful feel about it. I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there and I feel cut off from the world. You need that sort of thing.” (Cliff Richard)   Portugal Travel Itinerary While this piece is … Read More

Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain
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THE Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain The Marqués de Riscal Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain represents a synthesis of design and gastronomy. You can find this luxury hotel winery nestled in the Rioja Alavesa region, approximately 100 kilometers south of … Read More

Road Trip Barcelona, Nice & Cinque Terre
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Road Trips in Europe  When I think of road trips I think of the U.S. and my younger years traveling from Wisconsin to California in a really old, beat up, tiny Ford. Without a doubt, it was an experience of a … Read More

48 Hours in Sperlonga and Gaeta, Italy
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Rome is a magnificent and chaotic city full of life, culture, and gastronomy.  But,  sometimes we need to escape even from this paradise, so that we may slow down, come back to the sea, and simply take the time to … Read More

A Roman Holiday
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Rome – why so special? What’s so special about Rome? I have lived in many cities in my lifetime; New York City, Livorno, Barcelona, Oceanside, Brisbane, Philadelphia, and Rome, to name a few. For those of you who know these cities, you know … Read More

Viterbo – Day Trip Outside Rome
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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert   What does a park full of monsters, a dying city, a volcanic lake, and the Giubileo della Misericordia (Jubilee Year of … Read More