Germany and Untold Tales

Over the past few months I have written a total of 13 posts about our trip last summer to Europe.  Wow!  And yet, there are still stories to be told, pictures to be shared, and a country to cover.  Today I am endeavoring to say it all and wrap it up with a bow.  We…

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Barcelona, The Vibrant City

If I had to describe Barcelona in one word it would be ‘vibrant.’ Barcelona is a city, not only of history, but of colors. It’s built on the ruins of the original Roman city and was home to gifted artists, including Gaudi and Picasso, who changed its landscape in interesting ways. It’s popularity has waxed…

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Prague: The Start of an Adventure

Exactly 374 days ago, we landed in Prague, Czech Republic to begin our sibling ‘Euro Trip,’ as we called it.  Prague was an excellent city to start in because it’s so quintessentially European that it puts you in the right mood, right away. On our first night we found our apartment and dinner. The next morning…

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Italia- Lessons Learned

This post has two parts: 1. My final thoughts on Italy.  2. A summary, so all the planning information is in one place. Let’s get started. My Final Thoughts In this week of blogging, of remembering rushed city walks by ancient cathedrals and happy surprises, like sunsets and good food and chats with strangers, I…

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Renaissance and the Beating Sun

So far this week we’ve been through Lake Como, Venice, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and Rome.  Quite a list, to be sure! But we still have one more stop in Italy: Florence. Where we stayed: If you haven’t noticed yet, my qualifications when booking accommodations are a balance between location, price, and comfort.  The airbnb we…

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