The South of France includes many areas – the Riviera or Cote d’Azur, Provence, the Alps and the Pyrenees.  We went in September and focused primarily on the southeast corner of France. Like other trips we drove with a GPS unit and were able to make our way around prettyRead More →

We took a late November/early December trip to Paris & Venice with my husband and his parents for their birthdays. Any time in Paris is worth photographing, but because of the grey weather in the temperate zone I was not sure what to do with the photos. I had beenRead More →

One is an Italian fishing village established by the Romans, the other, a meticulous recreation opened at Universal Orlando in 1999. Though they are separated by an ocean and a millennium, the intentional similarities are striking. Portofino, Italy The Italian version is a bonafide member of the Italian Riviera. Large yachts dot theRead More →

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The Cinque Terre are five seaside towns set amidst the rocky coast of western Italy. Located in the region of Liguria, they are part of the Italian Riviera. Though they have become popular, they still have an undiscovered feel. Tourists here are low key, looking for a beach or a hiking trail toRead More →

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Most people travel to Europe in the summer months, for the warmth and sunshine. Some study in Europe and return home before the holidays. Others travel specifically to experience the Christmas Markets, located all over Europe in late November and early December. I like to visit a city at differentRead More →

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