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A Train Trip to Orvieto, an Ancient Hill Town

My last full day in Italy had arrived. I had already done several rounds of sightseeing, starting with a double-decker bus ride, two guided bicycle tours and an extensive walking tour. The weather in Rome was absolutely gorgeous, and I felt ... Read more

Italy Travel: Rome, Florence, Venice, Mountains, Coastlines and Much More

Art, fashion, culture, delicious cuisine and great wines – Italy is known for everything that represents the good life. History buffs flock to this country, as it is one of the cradles of modern Western civilization. For all these reasons ... Read more

Hello from San Diego - A Waterfront Stroll & a Tour of the Historic So ...

Today was our relocation day: we moved from our vacation apartment in Solana Beach in San Diego to the chic Sofia Hotel in downtown San Diego. On another brilliant day we arrived at the hotel at about 10 am, but our room was not ready yet, ... Read more

Sicily Travel: My Language Studies Begin

Language study travel is not at all new to me. Two years ago I went to the University of Havana to study Spanish, and last year I studied Spanish at two different language schools in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I obviously love the Spanish language ... Read more

The Magical Village of Cuitzeo and the Monastery of Santa Maria Magdalena

On a gorgeous sunny morning my last full day in Mexico had begun. The last 12 twelve days had been an absolute whirlwind. After barely a full day in Guadalajara I had gone on my first weekend excursion to Guanajuato, a famous silver mining ... Read more

Hello from Quebec (Magog) -1

So I am sitting here at the Club Vacances Magog with the wind howling outside at 45+ km per hour and temperatures of about -15 to -20 degrees Celsius, windchill factor not included. We drove up from Toronto last Saturday and it only took u ... Read more

Good Karma & Great Food at Tangerine SF

Our day long excursion to Muir Woods and the adjoining tour of the Sonoma Valley wine country had definitely made us hungry. So for dinner we decided to explore a different area of San Francisco: the area south of Market Street.   We ... Read more

Oakville, a Scenic Destination with a Great Waterfront

The sun was shining on a nice Saturday in September when I embarked on another local excursion, this time to Oakville, Ontario, located about 20 miles or 33 km west of Toronto, right on the shores of Lake Ontario. Oakville is a very histori ... Read more

A Cross-city Cycling Tour, Salsa on St. Clair and Multiple Free Concerts

My summery biking adventures through Toronto continue. This morning I packed my backpack and as usual I entered the Taylor Creek Park system. Heading down into the lush green river valley that is fully closed in by trees and bushes on both ... Read more

Salerno, Italy: A Visit to the Lungomare and the Villa Communale

On April 19, 2013, a new travel adventure started: Southern Italy! I was going to spend the first ten days of my four weeks in Europe in Campania, the region surrounding Naples. Over the preceding few months I had worked out a detailed plan ... Read more

A Trolley Tour to Get Acquainted with San Miguel de Allende

After a restful night I started my first full day - March 1, 2014 - in San Miguel de Allende with a nice breakfast that my hostess Bertha had prepared. We sat down together and Bertha told me a bit about her favourite places in San Miguel. ... Read more

Travel Austria: Explorations in Eastern Styria

My last two days in Austria, February 25 and 26, 2012, had started. After four days in Budapest and five great days of skiing in the Austrian and Italian Dolomites I was looking forward to spending a couple of days with my family in my home ... Read more

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