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Our Stay at the Hotel Edelweiss, Wengen, Switzerland

From our vantage point in Wengen, the Jungfrau Range is a lot to take in.  It’s a dramatic backdrop, especially today.  The billowy white clouds float effortlessly in the bright blue sky, allowing an occasional glimpse of the tops of some of Switzerland’s highest and most rugged peaks. The Classic Swiss Village of Wengen Wengen […]

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5 Not-so-Subtle Differences between Americans and Italians

I’ve always heard that travel expands our horizons.  I believe that’s true.  Travel makes us appreciate what we have. It allows us to learn about traditions and lifestyles different from our own. We get to see spectacular landscapes, historical landmarks, and inspiring architectures that we’ve only read about. But, as soon as you get off […]

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Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix

Let’s face it.  Phoenix has great climate, expertly groomed golf courses, world-famous spas and resorts, trendy shopping, and chef-inspired dining.  Any one of these attributes explains why it’s one of America’s favorite cities.  But in just a few weeks, we will once again host the Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix ! The city has been busy making sure […]

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Authentic New Mexican cuisine: the Farm to Table Restaurant

Every year, we spend at least two months with family in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The photographic architecture, crisp clean air, strikingly bright blue skies, earthy smells of lavender and sage, and, of course, the Balloon Fiesta make this one of our favorite destination spots in the Great Southwest. But let’s not forget that one of […]

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

As the summer season winds down, most people are taking last minute family excursions.  And many of them are planning a trip to the 43rd annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico. The dates for the event this year are Saturday, October 4th, through Sunday, October 12th.        This hot air ballooning event is one of the […]

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