New Colosseum Security Procedures in Rome.

Hello fellow travelers!  Travel always seems to give us reasons to practice our Yoga breathing!  It's time to put on your Patient Hat--especially when visiting Rome...and the Colosseum. Please be advised that due to new mandatory security regulations every visitor...

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Creating A Travel Tradition

The Man and I have a yearly tradition of taking a fabulous short break before the holidays set in. The exact date varies a smidge based on our calendars, but it’s typically sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The short break of four or five days give us time...

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17Hundred90 Inn Restaurant – Savannah

Last night, we revisited 17Hundred90 Inn Restaurant in downtown historical Savannah. It had been a while since I had been there and I’ve been itching to try the actual restaurant instead of simply the bar with the bar menu. The restaurant is purportedly haunted and is...

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How to Set Your Destination Wedding Budget

It seems so easy….so clear cut….a FREE destination wedding with a certain number of nights in a certain type of room. Free is typically never completely free…there’s the fine print…the limitations to the “free” package. A Destination Wedding can still be a great...

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A Girl’s Gotta Eat: Chi-Town

Whenever I get the chance to go to Chi-town, I take out my list of Must-Try food experiences. This trip gave me the opportunity to try a few more and to revisit a favorite spot, which makes me a happy girl. The Park Hyatt Hotel is one of my favorite hotels in Chicago...

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The Waiting Game – Why a Private Driver Matters

Our pre-holiday getaway is finally here!! There is snow on the ground in Indiana and we just cannot wait to get somewhere where we have blue water, warm air, and no thoughts of snow! Our plane begins its descent and we excitedly peer out the window at the blue-green...

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La Morra

My Fiat Cinquecento buzzes down the hills of Barolo to my first appointment and I try not to stall the engine…again.   We dubbed the Fiat St. Benito, patron saint of lost tourists and tight roundabouts.   St. Benito speeds through a maze of dirt roads past...

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Pintxos and Txakoli – Basque Delights

San Sebastian, Spain has more Michelin Stars per square meter than any place on the planet.  The Parte Vieja (Old Town) also has more bars per square meter than any place on Earth--add surfers, a carousel, an urban beach and you have perhaps the perfect place to...

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Afternoon in the Park with Gaudi

Our second day in Barcelona was a day of exploration through the historical and artistic aspects of this modern city.  The grand finale of our exploration was Park Guell.  Construction began for Park Guell in 1900.  At this time, Barcelona was a modern, cosmopolitan...

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The Importance of Time

There we were—in the Madrid Airport running to our gate—me in my Sparkly Italian Wedges and The Man in his not-so-fashionable black flip-flops—running. The Man looked at me and asked, “didn’t your travel agent know that an hour is not enough time to connect in...

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Barca Beginnings

Welcome to Barcelona--Capital of Catalonia! We wandered through the insane maze of travelers looking for our driver...a bit worried because we were a bit late....and immigration offered an endless labyrinth of people...and my bags were taking their sweet time. We...

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Savor Savannah

I first encountered Savannah with my book club. We read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and were pining away for a girls’ adventure.  Savannah seemed just the ticket. A few years later, my Chicadee and her little family moved to Savannah and my sister moved to...

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