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The dangers of too much travel – being a plant murderer

My sweet, Swiss neighbor gave me this bonsai tree as a welcome gift. On the left, what it looked like Continue reading “The dangers of too much travel – being a plant murderer”

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Charleston and the Sea Islands Beckon … Sourthern-ness and Whimsy

Talk about winning a popularity contest! For the second year, Charleston famed for antebellum architecture and fine dining was ranked the No. 1 U.S. destination Continue reading “Charleston and the Sea Islands Beckon … Sourthern-ness and Whimsy”

We’re Going To Barcelona And Italy!

We’re doing our next sisters foodie travel trip this fall, and we’re going to Continue reading “We’re Going To Barcelona And Italy!”

To Glimpse Heaven, Do This … (Says NYC Cabbie)

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I returned to NYC from Switzerland almost two months ago and it has been a whirlwind. I have SO much to post about, Continue reading “To Glimpse Heaven, Do This … (Says NYC Cabbie)”

Sundays in Le Marais – Giant Falafels, Living Locally

Like most of Europe, many places are closed Sundays in Paris. (It’s apparently illegal Continue reading “Sundays in Le Marais – Giant Falafels, Living Locally”

Hello, Hanoi!

Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda), Hanoi
Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda), Hanoi

By far, Hanoi is my favorite city in Vietnam. It’s not as crazy, flashy, and glitzy as Saigon Continue reading “Hello, Hanoi!”

Indochine Adventurers Apply Within

Wet Market Hoi An, central Vietnam
Wet Market Hoi An, central Vietnam

One of the most frequently asked travel questions I get is about Vietnam…when to go, where to go, Continue reading “Indochine Adventurers Apply Within”

Lessons in Florence, Italy

Michaelangelo's David at Accademia
Michaelangelo’s David at Accademia

What they say is true! Florence (or Firenze to be proper) is beautiful and historic, and the art is pure insanity. Continue reading “Lessons in Florence, Italy”

When In Rome, Choose Your Restaurants Well

A trip to Rome could never be complete without delicious eats! But beware of tourist traps – they are everywhere and can ruin your day (and wallet). Continue reading “When In Rome, Choose Your Restaurants Well”

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