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Quarterly Travel RoundUp – Second Quarter 2018

I swear it was about 5 minutes ago that I was typing up our travel update for the first quarter of 2018.  Here I am, in July already, thinking back to the incredible adventures we’ve enjoyed from April through June. These quarterly posts highlight our travel activities by offering glimpses of things that haven’t made …

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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 has become a major tourist destination, receiving an average of 2.5 million visitors per year. While fewer buildings are open for viewing today than several decades ago, many portions of the city are the center of tourism activities.  As a result, Pompeii is suffering from the impacts caused by mass tourism.