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Enchanting Entrevaux – Fortified Village

I had been dying to go on the Train de Pignes (steam engine) for years, at least ten, but was told that the train is limited to Sunday only. Thoughts of jammed train cars with tourists is never part of my plan, and Monday offered a lesser crowd, primarily a window...

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Best Italian snack on the French Riviera!

Socca-torta di ceci, pois chiches, and Farinata: origin-Genoa, Italy “Street food is not fast food in Nice, and this is a local favorite. Socca is a traditional snack patterned after a crêpe or pancake made of chickpea flour. Chickpea flour came from the Ligurian...

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6 Great Things To Do in London

We stayed aboard Le Sorelle, a converted Dutch river barge in London's West India Dock, on Canary Wharf. This barge has everything you need, especially your own private bathroom. A fabulous place to stay for its convenience to the Jubilee line. The owners are very...

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I signed my life away….

April 21, 2017 Alliance Française d'Atlanta I was pretty nervous all day leading up to the event, and there were many sleepless nights beforehand. Even a worry that I was going to get sick the day before or the day of. But once I got there, and saw some familiar faces...

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My blood is calling me home…magnificent Sicily

The world’s most conquered island…Sicily! The Port of Palermo as seen from Mount Pellegrino Whenever anyone asks me what the food was like in Sicily, my immediate response is the Florida orange juice commercial; from the grove to the glass. I’m sure you’ve seen it,...

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I’ll Settle on Seattle

“I was a tourist and these are the necessary places.” No, I did not buy coffee at the famous coffee shop while in Seattle. Still, I visited their first store for one reason only - I adore historical “anything.” I later found out it was moved from the original site to...

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Know your roots – an incredible Journey!

“I begged my mother to come with us…” As hard as I try and rack my brain, I can't remember the actual day that I started this journey. I had a huge fascination with genealogy and I remember discussing this with my Italian friend, Lynne Russell, who didn't qualify....

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The “Line” Dance

Take the agony out of waiting….do something!

As soon as we locate the ticket office, and before we look at the admission price, we rate the line or queue ─ for standing time.

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