category archives: travel

even if you consider yourselves ‘travelers’ instead of ‘tourists’, your vacation plans sometimes include some tourist activities. during our recent holiday to the italian riviera, my husband, bob, and i planned a day trip to the cinque terre (five lands).  the five scenic seaside villages of monterosso al mare, vernazza, corniglia, manarola, and riomaggiore are […]

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forte dei marmi, italy is the most beautiful beach resort that my husband, bob, and i have ever visited.  especially, if you love to walk on the beach like we do. we enjoy the beach so much that forte dei marmi has become one of our favorite italian holiday destinations. hotel principe forte dei marmi […]

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my husband, bob, and i recently visited barcelona, spain.  a city synonymous with the modernisme architecture of antoni gaudí (1852-1926). during the late 19th century, barcelona was the center of the modernisme art movement, which occurred simultaneously with the renaissance of catalonia.  during this period, catalonia, which succeeded to castilian spain in 1714, began the […]

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are you a garden person? best show garden | the telegraph garden | designed by andy sturgeon | 2016 chelsea flower show photo credits jonathan brady/pa | irish times, rhs, and the telegraph or, a plant person? diamond jubilee award | great pavilion | ashwood nurseries | 2016 chelsea flower show photo credits ashwood nurseries, ashwood […]

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visiting the fondation louis vuitton (flv) was a highlight of our recent visit to paris.  the private contemporary art museum was created at the initiative of bernard arnault, the chairman and chief executive officer of luxury business group moët hennessy louis vuitton (LVMH), for his personal and corporate art collections.  the museum is located in the jardin […]

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