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Fall 2022 – Heading home from Italy

After forty-six days of meandering our way around Italy, it was time to head home. It wasn’t a direct route to home though. We flew from Rome to Washington DC, but due to the schedules, we decided to stay overnight … Continue reading

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Fall 2022 – Tuscany – Gaiole in Chianti

Our time in Florence was delightful, but it’s moving-on time. The next phase of our journey is a leisurely tour of Tuscany. We’ll be spending ten days touring with the folks from Audley Travel. It’s a private tour, not a … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Florence: Part 1

Moving away from the coastline, our next location is the Renaissance city of Florence – Firenze to the Italians. We have five days to enjoy ourselves and explore the city. We rented an apartment in Florence that is located just … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Cinque Terre: Part 5

Hard to believe this was our final day in the Cinque Terre. Tomorrow we move on to Florence, but today we’ll enjoy Monterosso Al Mare. The surf was rocking again this morning. The waves rolling in and crashing against the … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Shanghai

Our final area to explore will be the city of Shanghai and the surrounding region. From Guilin, we fly to the east coast and the city of Shanghai. It’s a 794 mi / 1278 km journey and the flight should … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Guilin, Yangshou & Longji

Continuing on, we next head southeast to the area around the city of Guilin. We will be flying from Chengdu to the city of Guilin. The distance between the two is 855km or 531mi and the flight should take about … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Chengdu

Our third stop will be the city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province. From Xi’an, we’ll catch the Bullet Train to Chengdu. Chengdu is about 658km or 409 mi southwest of Xi’an and the train ride will take about 4 … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Xian

Our second destination will be Xi’an – capital city of the Shaanxi Province. To arrive in Xi’an, we will be taking the Bullet Train from Beijing. It’s about 1216 km or 755 miles away and the train trip will take … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Milan to the suburbs

Our semi-whirlwind stay in Milan ended with one last visit to the Milano Centrale train station. Upon checking out of the hotel, they arranged a taxi for us and off we went. We decided to stay close to the airport … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Off to Milan – Italy here we come!

Lugano has been delightful, but now it’s time to move on again. We took our time getting ready and packing this morning; there’s no rush since we don’t have to checkout until 11:00 and our train doesn’t leave until 1:00 … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Bernina Express to Lugano

Today we left the mountains of St. Moritz and journeyed to beautiful Lugano. To make the trip, we chose to go by the Bernina Express; it’s another of the wonderful panoramic trains offered by the Swiss. After checking out, we … Continue reading

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Day 23 – St. Moritz via the Glacier Express

Zermatt was delightful, but now it’s time to head to St. Moritz. Our vacation time is disappearing faster than a bottle of Rosé on a sunny day. Woke up this morning to beautiful clear, blue skies. We looked out the … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Dust off the French, we’re heading to Lausanne

After a wonderful stay in Lauterbrunnen, today we travel to the French region of Switzerland. We’ll be staying in the town of Lausanne, taking boat rides on Lake Geneva and visiting the nearby vineyards. This morning we were up early … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Lauterbrunnen, here we come

We really enjoyed our time in and around Interlaken, but now it is time to move on. We’ll spend the next three nights in the town of Lauterbrunnen. Lauterbrunnen is located in a valley just twenty minutes away from Interlaken. … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Moving on to Interlaken

Wow, that went fast. Hard to believe that we are finished with Lucerne and moving on to Interlaken. We really enjoyed our time in Lucerne. The boat rides, the mountaintop, the riverfront and the old town were all wonderful. I … Continue reading

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