August 24, 2015

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“To err is human, to stroll is Parisian.”

“To err is human, to stroll is Parisian. ” —Victor Hugo This quote from the 19th century expresses the best of Paris. The way to truly experience the city is to get out and walk. Meander. Have no purpose. No agenda. See what you can see. Truly, nothing is more quintessentially Parisian than spending a […]

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August 17, 2015

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Paris Passages: A Touch of Glass

I have a friend who made it a goal to go to the 100 best golf courses in the world. He spent several years tracking them all down and enjoying their delights. I always thought this was a fun approach to travel. So,  I’ve decided I to create my own travel challenge to visit all 20 […]

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August 10, 2015

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Parc Monceau: wonderful Parisian neighborhood

View from our Paris apartment window I often get asked about where we stay when we go to Paris. My response, “I like to stay in an apartment in different neighborhoods each visit.” It is the best way to really experience Paris. The Parc Monceau neighborhood was our home on a recent visit to the […]

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August 3, 2015

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Visiting the French countryside

I don’t usually do posts that are “First we did this, and then we did that,” scenarios, but in this case I’m going to string together some sights and scenes of a French village that chances are you wouldn’t go to unless you know someone who lives there. We did….we were guests of Pascal and Jacqueline […]

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July 25, 2015

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East Side, west side, all around the town……….

  by Peggy DePersia, Guest Blogger “East side, west side, all around the town”……………”Stop, hey, what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down”. Song lyrics have a way of revisiting new eras, often unpredictably. As my husband, Jerry, and I drove around the streets of the city in which we have lived for many, many […]

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July 13, 2015

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Quinoa and Other Peruvian Delectables

Quinoa and Other Peruvian Delectables by Kate Dernocoeur, guest blogger I recently had the good fortune to walk for six days 42 miles across the Peruvian landscape from the village of Mollepata, over 15,350-foot Salkantay Pass, and down to the train that carried our group into Aguas Calientes (from whence we visited the grand 15th century remains […]

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June 29, 2015

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Foundation Louis Vuitton Opens in Paris

   When we were in Paris in the spring and mentioned to Parisians that we encountered that we planned to spend a day at the new Frank Gehry designed Art Center built by Foundation Louis Vuitton, we got the same response.   “It’s all about the building, not the art.”   In a city chock-a-block […]

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June 22, 2015

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Vasa Museum–a “must-see” in Stockholm

 Going to  Stockholm and skipping the Vasa Museum would be a big booboo.  I’m still marveling at the glimpse  of early 17th century life I saw there. Time stopped when the Vasa  sank. The seamen’s chests were still packed with tools and clothes.  Barrels of meat lay in the hold.  And the admiral’s table was […]

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June 15, 2015

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My Camino

by R.J. Regan, Guest Blogger In April 2015, I chose to walk the pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago for my first trip to Europe.  For over a thousand years people from all different backgrounds, faiths and generations have completed the 800 km (about 500 miles) journey from St Jean Pied de Port in southern […]

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June 8, 2015

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Bhutan: Images of a glorious experience

This is is my last blog post (out of six) about Bhutan, unless I think of something else to write about or maybe I’ll get really lucky and get to go back.  I would, actually, like to do that.   Two weeks in the Land of the Thunder Dragon was great, but it simply wasn’t […]

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