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Why We Travel: Establishing Our Travel Priorities

In preparation for planning our next travel adventure, we’re talking about why we travel in the first place.

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Travel Without Breaking the Bank

When I was young, I always thought how wonderful it would be to travel to far away places. To hike mountains in another hemisphere, ride a camel, or sail around tropical islands. To walk the cobbled streets of towns and …

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Italy: Taking the Roads Less Travelled.

Snow is falling this morning, the leaves that haven’t been raked yet are a sodden mess, and everything everywhere is melting and dripping. Hubby is up to his usual late fall tricks. It’s too soppy and slippy to walk, or …

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Italian Chic: One Canadian’s Perspective

Hubby and I love to travel. But when we’re away for a few weeks, we start to long for home. And certain things at home. Popcorn, mashed potatoes, tea and toast, the view of the river from our sun room …

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Italy: The View from My Couch

We’ve only been back in Ottawa for four days and already Italy seems long ago and far away.  Rome was a faint memory when we arrived home a few nights ago, the wind blowing fallen leaves against my ankles as I fumbled in …

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Italy Prima Parte: Water, Water Everywhere

I’m sitting in our B&B room in Agerola, high above Amalfi, as I write this morning, looking out at the clouds that sit on the terrace, with the windows wide open desperately hoping that the underwear and socks and tee …

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23 Days in Italy: Packed and Ready to Go

I have a new mantra for travel packing, my friends: pack to please myself. Period. That sounds so obvious, doesn’t it? But since last week when I decided on my wardrobe plan for this trip, I’ve been waffling. Suffering from …

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books

Much Ado About Very Little

It’s the calm before the storm around here at the moment. Hubby and I are treading water, not quite twiddling our thumbs, finishing up tasks on our list that need to be done before we leave for Italy, and generally trying …

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fashion

Planning My Travel Wardrobe for Italy

Our three weeks in Italy are coming up very soon. So, obviously I’ve been musing about my travel wardrobe. That’s nothing new. What should I wear? And, how should I decide what to wear? These are perennial questions for me. …

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On Being a Tourist

Hubby and I are off to Italy before too long. Our plans were mostly completed months ago. Right now we’re refreshing our memories, reviewing all the arrangements we made way last spring. Reconfirming accommodation reservations that probably don’t need re-confirming, …

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