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Top 15 Travel Destinations
3 years ago

Top 15 Travel Destinations

It was a great year filled with travel to amazing places, but now it’s time to look ahead to more travel! Believe it or not, narrowing this list down to only more »

Was Malta a Mistake?
3 years ago

Was Malta a Mistake?

After spending my first afternoon in Malta wandering around Valletta, I began to think that I may have made a mistake by adding Malta into my off-season European itinerary… more »

What NOT To Do in Porto, Portugal
3 years ago

What NOT To Do in Porto, Portugal

If you read this blog even semi-regularly, you’ve probably noticed that I like wine.  Specifically, I like to drink wine.  And, I don’t discriminate – red, white or more »

Where East Meets West: A Weekend Guide to Istanbul
3 years ago

Where East Meets West: A Weekend Guide to Istanbul

Istanbul is an enchanting city – one I could easily see myself spending an extended period of time in.  But, Istanbul is also a great hub to spend a more »

Annecy: the most charming European city you’ve never heard of

By  •  France, Europe

If you’re American, chances are that you’ve never heard of Annecy, France.  How the Europeans have kept this charming city a secret is beyond me, but I couldn’t more »

An Off-Season European Adventure
3 years ago

An Off-Season European Adventure

There’s much to be said for traveling during the off season.  Lower costs and fewer crowds… but, do these benefits come at the price of reduced enjoyment during your more »

Sipping Bubbly in Champagne, France
3 years ago

Sipping Bubbly in Champagne, France

By  •  France, Europe

As a lover of bubbly, traveling to Epernay and Reims (THE mecca for champagne drinkers) has always been on my bucket list.  Lucky for me, this wish became a reality more »

Dinner at Paris’ Famed Le Chateaubriand
3 years ago

Dinner at Paris’ Famed Le Chateaubriand

By  •  France, Europe

If you consider yourself a “foodie traveler” you’ve probably heard of Le Chateaubriand.  This small eatery in Paris is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best restaurants and the more »

A Wine Adventure Like None Other: Burgundy, France
3 years ago

A Wine Adventure Like None Other: Burgundy, France

By  •  France, Europe

We walked up to the door of a small wine cavern and knocked several times before a small, elderly French man hobbled out and started speaking quickly to us… in more »

Lisbon: A City of Unexpected “Must-Sees”
3 years ago

Lisbon: A City of Unexpected “Must-Sees”

Recently, a colleague asked me to suggest an exotic but safe destination. His underlying meaning of “safe” was a place in Europe (for health and government stability reasons). He also wanted more »

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