Next week, Ron and I will be heading out for a Latin American adventure to experience one of our long-dreamed-about destinations in Mexico and Latin America. We’re very excited about getting away for a few weeks on a Latin American adventure and exploring the cities, rainforests, and colonial highlands of three countries, Mexico, Costa Rica, […]
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On our recent trip to Italy, we had the good fortune of touring several towns on a tour through Tuscany with Walks of Italy. Upon our return, Shelli penned the following article, which was published 11/15/2017 at My Itchy Travel Feet. Here is an excerpt: “Learning about secret tunnels in the heart of Florence . […]
Several years ago, Shelli and I became acquainted with Walks of Italy, one of the premier tour companies available today. We have toured with them many times throughout Europe, and have always found them to be professional, knowledgeable, and fun. Last year, Loredana from Walks introduced us to the Pineli family, and Fontanaro Organic Farms, in […]
Umbria: A Family Escape in the Heart of Italy If you’ve ever wanted to discover the heart and soul of Italy outside of its splendid cities, a family escape in Umbria is for you. Like its more famous neighbor, Tuscany, this agricultural region of central Italy is also dotted with Etruscan ruins, iconic hillside villages, […]
Shelli and I just returned from a wonderful trip to Paris and the Umbria and Tuscany areas of Italy. We slow cooked at Il Fontanaro, and had a wonderful Tuscany Tour with Walks of Italy. Mark Twain said: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely…” We […]
Pop a Cork in Page Springs, where the babbling of Oak Creek is in your face . . . red rock formations of Sedona . . . corn rows of twisted grape vines . . . tempting smells of smoky barbeque . . . all seem to express, “Come check out the wineries of Page […]
Jungle cruisin’ through the waters of Belize . . . binoculars in one hand, tropical drink in the other . . . slow and easy . . . restful and relaxing . . . NOT! At first, it was a mental challenge to resist what seemed like a natural propensity to be seasick as we […]
Ah, Belize, . . . summertime and the livin’ is easy . . . . err, that is, if you’re a teacher who has summers off. Next week, my husband and I will be jetting off to a Caribbean island known as the world’s second largest Great Barrier Reef – Ambergris Caye (pronounced “key”), Belize. […]
When visiting a new city in your home state or a village halfway across the world, it’s interesting to get someone else’s “take” on a place. That way, we have someone else’s perspective and can perhaps avoid some of the pitfalls that are inevitable in any location. Allow me to share a few tips for visiting […]
The Los Cabos Golf Resort is a charming Mexican get away in Cabo San Lucas. If you’re anything like my husband and me, half the fun of getting away is planning the trip. And then, after you arrive at your destination, enjoying the place you’re staying in. But what if the hotel or resort isn’t […]
Surfers Paradise is Beach Town Australia. It is one of the many beach towns located on the coastline in the region of Australian known as the Gold Coast. However, what makes Surfers Paradise different than any of the other beach towns in this area is that it feels a lot more important. It has a […]
The fresh, cool sea breezes on our faces . . . the tinkling bell sounds warning pedestrians of oncoming bicycles . . . the buttery smell of waffles baking in the open-air markets. Welcome to Amsterdam – Venice to the North, one of the most diverse cities in the world. Amsterdam was our final destination […]
New Mexico has some of the most scenic and diverse small towns in the United States, but sometimes you have to get off the interstate to see them. The town of Madrid (population about 300) is one of those places. Although it may not be as famous as other places in New Mexico, it has […]
Sitting atop one of the highest look-out points in the city of Victoria, the strikingly beautiful Craigdarroch Castle is easy to spot from miles away. Its soaring cone topped tower, majestic roof line and beautiful natural rock walls make this Victorian mansion a gem in the world of architecture. If you take the pedestrian route, […]