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Mediterranean Port Week: Villefranche-sur-Mer

While Villefranche-sur-Mer dates back to the 14th century, it is now a popular cruise port, largely due to its location close to the more famous French towns of Nice, Cannes & Monaco. But why leave town on a ship sponsored excursion (or in a rental car) when the town itself has so much to offer? […]

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Guest Post: Olive Trail by Gordon Lethbridge

Olive Trail by Gordon Lethbridge In the tangled narrow streets of vieux Nice is Oliviera, a place anyone with a gastronomic interest in olives must visit. I have to admit I didn’t stumble upon it in a delightful serendipitous way but was taken there by a local. The streets of vieux Nice are a pleasant […]

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Wordless Wednesday: European Cityscapes

European cities come in many shapes & sizes. Some are huge (looking at you Rome), some are quiet & quaint (Villefranche, France), some are huge but feel quaint (Florence). But they all have something in common: drool worthy architecture & cityscapes that span for miles. You might also like… Wordless Wednesday Wordless Wednesday: June Photo-a-Day […]

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Guest Post: Cycling Through Italy by Rebekah Kuschmider

Cycling Through Italy by Rebekah Kuschmider When Christina asked me to write about my quintessential summer vacation my mind whirled. My family has taken some a-maz-ing vacations over the years. There was the trip to a due ranch in Wyoming when I was about 12 where we all camped out in Yellowstone one night and […]

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Guest Post: The Perfect Paris Summer Vacation by Jaime Carroll

The Perfect Paris Summer Vacation by Jaime Carroll Follow Jaime on Twitter at @JaimeLC While many people think a summer vacation should be filled with sand, surf and sun, my favorite place to spend a week in the summer is in the city of romance, magic and lights: Paris.A good many other people may think […]

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Foto Friday: Mercat de La Boqueria de Barcelona

One of my favorite places in the entire world is La Boqueria, the huge public market in Barcelona, Spain. The colorful produce, spices & candy is unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere in the U.S. Pull up a stool to one of the many tapas bars in the market, & enjoy a light lunch! You might […]

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