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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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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To Rome!

You’ve made it to Friday, congratulations!  If you have been following me since Monday you know that this week on the blog is a series of travel stories about Italy.  You can find Lake Como, Venice, Portovenere, and Cinque Terre by following the links. Yesterday I left you in Cinque Terre after a long hike.  Well, from Cinque…

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Five Lands, Italy

If you have been following this story since Monday you know that this week I am doing daily posts about our time in Italy.  So far I’ve covered Lake Como, Venice, and Portovenere.  We have now arrived at Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is Italian for ‘five lands’ and is not a city so much as it is a…

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