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Our last many posts have focused on general tips as well as great day trips from DC, so now we’re going back to the continent that began our love of travel:  Europe.  We love the USA but it was our first trip to Europe, back...

So, with summertime over it seems that we are all back to working hard and juggling busy social, family, home and work lives.  Travel for fun seems to be over for a while, but that doesn’t mean that travel itself is thrown to the wayside...

Before moving to DC, we admit that we had never heard of Longwood Gardens and can’t believe we never did, since they are spectacular.  We’ve visited Biltmore Estate in North Carolina and Longwood Gardens is just as amazing (except, of course, they are outside gardens...

Staying on our focus of day trips or weekends away, we’re focusing this week on quick trips from DC and, specifically, Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses in Pennsylvania.   From DC to the best of the houses, Fallingwater, is a three and a half hour drive –...

Less than an hour west of the DC beltway, reached via the rain-forest like GW Parkway and Georgetown Pike, is Virginia’s wine country.   It’s a lush, green area of rolling hills, grand estates, and large vineyards filled with charming tasting rooms and beautiful views of...

As summer comes to a close, it seems that everyone we know is on their summer vacation – trying to get their final adventures in before the turn of the seasons and heading back to school and work on the Tuesday after Labor Day (if...

The last two posts we focused on Italy in general and Rome in particular, this week, we will focus on the most magical part of Italy outside of the magical cities of Florence and Rome… the Amalfi Coast.  The Amalfi Coast is famous for it’s...

For our second post on Italy, we’re concentrating on one of my favorite cities in the world – Rome. The eternal city is exactly that – magical, ethereal, eternal. The Vatican, the Roman ruins, the Spanish steps, the Renaissance fountains that are sprinkled throughout the...

Beautiful Italy!   There are so many amazing things about Italy, but my favorite has to be the warm and friendly Italian people, almost all of whom seem to have a relative in New York or elsewhere in the U.S.  I know a little about Italian...

Last week we focused on the magical Plitvice Lakes and today we are focusing on Dubrovnik for our last post on Croatia.   Dubrovnik is a famous city (pop 46,000) and UNESCO heritage site in Croatia – it is one of our favorite Mediterranean cities (not...