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Put Italy On Your Priority Bucket List.

Put Italy On Your Priority Bucket List.

As we flew across Italy, from my aircraft window the tranquility of the sea was punctuated by the streaks of white wake from hundreds of boats on the water. It is along the waters which cover the inside of this knee length shoe of a country that lays the soul of...
Cruising the Mediterranean.

Cruising the Mediterranean.

See a cathedral unfinished after 122 years of almost continuous construction in Barcelona. Listen to Chopin played on an underground lake as you are surrounded by massive stalagmites and stalactites on Mallorca. Explore the beaches and stores at a playground of the...
Italian Speaking Ticino is spelled Swiss!

Italian Speaking Ticino is spelled Swiss!

Pizza and pasta are the meals of choice. The signs and language are Italian yet our train exited through the Italian border some time ago.  I am feeling somewhat like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz when she exclaimed “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.”  This...
Hosting A Cruise Was A Special Experience!

Hosting A Cruise Was A Special Experience!

Football teams implore you to join them on a special cruise. Radio station personalities use significant airtime to motivate you to book onto theirs. And even old time greats in hockey, football and other sports suggest their retired players’ ship tour makes an ideal...
Czech This Place Out!

Czech This Place Out!

“There may be no place like it”, they would say. When I would talk with anyone who had returned from a Prague visit, they would often respond with words similar to that, and then go on to rave about the Czech experience. So when we took our turn, I went with...