Author Archives: PostcardZ from Victoria

About PostcardZ from Victoria

Wish you were here! I love sharing my passion for travel and insights I've learned along the way. Enjoy my travel tips and inspiration with a lighthearted twist! Join me as we create a forum for sharing experiences and information! Enjoy my newly published book, "Victoria's Travel TipZ Italian Style!" and then let's go to Italy together!

♥ Countdown to Buon Giorno, Italy! (Again!) ♥

Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? In September, after my time in Bordeaux, France,  I will be on my way to my beloved Italy for the 13th time and, for the 7th time, to the region of Puglia.…

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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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Spanish Garden Inn: My Heavenly Stay-cation in the Heart of Santa Barbara

You can live in a place and drive by a place for virtually years and never think twice about it, never really pay attention…until you get a request and opportunity to take a closer look… When opportunity came and I … Continue reading

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♦ Floating in Luxury with Uniworld…♦

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Ooolala! In a few short weeks I’ll be arriving in Bordeaux, France, for the very first time. I simply cannot believe that it has been eight (8) years since my last visit to France…mon Dieu, … Continue reading

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Romeo Viganotti: A Sweet Legacy in Genoa

Believe it or not, there are actually people who don’t like chocolate!? Really?! Well, you can bet that I am NOT one of those people…and, thank goodness, I’m not allergic to it either! So, when I was in Genoa in … Continue reading

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♦Let’s Go Shopping at a Supermercato in Italy♦

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ A Foodie I’m Not But… Although I don’t consider myself a foodie (and certainly wouldn’t call myself a cook!), there’s no question that I love food and love to eat.  If you’ve followed along with … Continue reading

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♦Sicily’s Remarkable Roman Villa del Casale♦

Villa del Casale, protected by UNESCO in 1997, is considered to be one of, if not, the best preserved villas from anywhere in the Roman Empire. Built in the early 4th century, the magnificent Roman Villa is located 3 km … Continue reading

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♦ San Ysidro Ranch: 5 Stars in My Backyard! ♦

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ When I was approached by Forbes Travel Guide to visit and write a review of the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, I didn’t hesitate! Even though I only live a few miles away, I … Continue reading

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“Make Room for Daddy”

Father, Daddy, Dad, Papa, Pop…Sunday is HIS Day! “They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. … Continue reading

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♥ Traveling Like a Local with Locals in Puglia (Part 2) ♥

Kicking Up Our Heelz Together in Puglia… Again! Traveling Like a Local with Locals! Part 2! ♥ More…La Dolce Vita Salento Style! ♥ ♦ The second half of our unique experience is in Lecce, the Baroque crown jewel of the … Continue reading

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