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Essential Rome: The Best Spots for a Historic Visit to the Eternal City

Rome –  city of history, romance, and food.  Rome is quite possibly one of the most sought after cities in Europe where locals, tourists, and even religious pilgrims fill the streets and piazzas.  I visited this city as a teenager many years ago (20 to be exact) and was in awe of all there was …

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What It’s Like To Stay In An Italian Convent As Your Travel Accommodation

When traveling, two of the most expensive parts of a journey are getting to where you’re going and staying where you’re at.  Some hotels can have hefty price tags and hostels aren’t for everyone.  If you are looking for an off the wall place to stay that is super clean, safe, incredibly welcoming, and an …

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Quarterly Travel Roundup – First Quarter 2017

In the spirit of a new year, I’ve decided to start doing quarterly “roundups” of our travel activities.  Oftentimes, there are things going on behind the scenes and sometimes our actual experiences don’t make it into an official blog post for many months due to the nature of my schedule.  These posts will offer glimpses of our travel happenings …

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Sustainable Tourism In Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii, Italy is a critical, and well known, part of Western cultural history and the entire world.  Many efforts have gone into preserving Pompeii, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site.  Presently, there are six major conservation problems: ordinary decay, inadequate water management, damage from UV radiation, overgrown vegetation, incompatible conservation and restoration work from …

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