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    Rome By Night

    Nov 17, 2015

    Roaming around Rome at night is like enjoying the finest of theater. The Eternal City puts on a show for you. The Romans have wisely chosen to light their famous monuments in a soft orange glow that doesn’t glare the way most city lights do. Rome is safe at night – all the Romans are out – and the restaurants and bars are bustling. What could be better than to grab your camera and join the fun.  « Read More »

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    Merrie Olde England

    Oct 11, 2015

    What’s the best way to travel from Paris to London? Take the “Chunnel”, everyone said. That’s the tunnel that was dug 250 feet under the English Channel. While that in itself seems miraculous to me, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make this trip. All we did was go to the station, get on a high-speed train, kick off our shoes, and voila! 35 minutes later we were in London. We had crossed the Straits of Dover, underwater.  « Read More »

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    A Day In Paris – Market, Masterpieces And Midnight

    Jun 28, 2015

    Just how good can one day be? In Paris our days have been spectacular and filled with variety. On one particular day we went to an outdoor food market in the morning, viewed world class masterpieces at the Louvre later in the day and watched from a sidewalk cafe as the Eiffel Tower lit up for the evening. It was a pretty darn good day for these two Americans in Paris.  « Read More »

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    Cruising to Europe

    May 7, 2015

    We’re off to Europe – for 7 months! Imagine what it takes to book 214 nights’ lodging, transportation to 10 countries, and all the must-see sights you don’t want to miss. That’s our task – and we’re doing the planning while on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean….  « Read More »

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    Costa Rica Has Made a Birder Out Of Me

    Mar 15, 2015

    We saw it – the Resplendent Quetzal – one of the world’s most beautiful, and rare, birds. We were in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica when Phil spied it high up in a tree. He got me so excited that my hands shook wildly as I snapped the photo. Here is another view of this splendid endangered bird:  « Read More »