Category Archives: Is a Cruise for You?

♦ More Bordeaux…Merci, Uniworld ♦

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ OOOOlala!!  Magnifique! Fantastique! Merveilleux! Délicieux! The past weeks have been …practically indescribable! Starting with a visit to Sauternes… Visiting biodynamic Chateau Guiraud for an informative tasting, then on to Chateau Royal de Cazeneuve where we … Continue reading

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♦ Bonjour from Bordeaux! ♦

 ♦ ♦ ♦ All aboard! ♦ ♦ ♦ Oui, I’ve been on board the River Royale with Uniworld as we cruised from Bordeaux, France, along the Garonne, Dordodogne and Gironde for 8 glorious days… Before the cruise I spent several … Continue reading

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Countdown to Bon Voyage & Bonjour, Bordeaux!

♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  It’s almost time… in a few weeks I’ll be heading to Bordeaux, France for the first time! ♦ I’m thrilled about this opportunity to experience Bordeaux with its spectacular historic sites, cuisine, wine, châteaux, vineyards…and … Continue reading

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♥ La Dolce Vita Meets La Joie de Vivre! ♥

♥ Can a passionate Italophile find la dolce vita in France? ♥ Si! I’m delighted to announce that I fully intend to explore that possibility and find out firsthand in September! Not only am I delighted that I will doing … Continue reading

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More Great Travel TipZ About: Tours & Cruises

Why does the mere suggestion of considering a tour or a cruise turn so many people off when, as a travel planning option, they can offer the perfect solution? As a fairly seasoned traveler who has done both, enjoyed both … Continue reading

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Getting Ready, Getting All Set..to Go!

Now, it’s the home stretch to…Italy! How I get ready and some tips for YOU! ♦ ◊ ♦ Last week I shared about how Italy is my “moveable feast”…the place that I carry in my heart wherever I go…and I … Continue reading

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Travel Planning 101

Where to start? So many choices! Too many choices? Need advice? Who do you trust? Now that we’re just entering the new year, no doubt it’s time to start thinking seriously (if you haven’t already) about your 2016 travel plans. … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel TidBitZ: When IS the Best Time to Travel?

Today’s Travel TidBitZ for Tuesday, February 25: When IS the Best Time to Travel? My short answer: Whenever you can! In other words, sometimes, we simply don’t have a choice, but if we do have a choice, the “shoulder” or … Continue reading

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Travel TidBitZ: Are We Having Fun Yet?!?

Today’s Travel TidBitZ: Are We Having Fun Yet??? You call this a vacation? I think we’ve forgotten the meaning of the word! Thank you for joining me this morning!  Tidbit is defined as a morsel, snack, bite, treat, a small taste … Continue reading

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Travel TidBitZ: Thank YOU for Sharing! Really!

Today’s Travel TidBitZ: Thank YOU for Sharing! Really! Have you ever given advice and wondered if anyone followed it? I have! Thank you for joining me this morning!  Tidbit is defined as a morsel, snack, bite, treat, a small taste … Continue reading

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