Category: *Across the Pond

CROWD CONTROL IN VENICE

I loved living in Italy and I had wondered whether or not I’d ever want to return home.  Eventually I did return, but I left a good bit of myself behind in the northern part of this ‘art, architecture, wine, and good-life lovers’ paradise. … Continue Reading “CROWD CONTROL IN VENICE”

THE RETURN FROM EUROPE

Well, we’re back! The idea of spending 32 days away from home was initially a little daunting, and I was afraid Eddie would spend the last week away wishing that this trip was over. But a few trains, a couple of pictures and 2… Continue Reading “THE RETURN FROM EUROPE”

All DE-STRESSED and SOMEWHERE TO GO!

It’s finally here!  The big, ‘Grand Tour of Europe’ that I have been planning for, praying about, refining, and highly anticipating for the last 10 years has finally arrived, and it’s time to go!  After a couple of ‘stopover’ days in Iceland, we fly… Continue Reading “All DE-STRESSED and SOMEWHERE TO GO!”

ORBITING AROUND THE SUN KING

A little bit of information about the history of Paris Although my opinions of the ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV are a bit underwhelming , I must admit to being a bit of jealous of the king’s grand gams. I am also amazed at the… Continue Reading “ORBITING AROUND THE SUN KING”

FOREIGN SOIL

I LOVE Verona.  Not Verona California or even Verona Arkansas.  The Verona. Verona Italy. Located in the beautiful Italian Lake District of Italy’s Veneto region, surrounded by the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains and situated nearly on the shores of Lago di Garda (where… Continue Reading “FOREIGN SOIL”

BUDGETING MEMORIES

For me, it seems that the best memories that I take home from a trip are usually the ones that are unplanned.  Therefore, I now always include an allowance in the budget for the unplanned-but-just-can’t-miss-it-moments or experiences. Here’s how that started: Years ago I… Continue Reading “BUDGETING MEMORIES”