Category Archives: Inspired Travel

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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♦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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♥ 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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♥ Traveling Like a Local with Locals in Puglia (Part 1) ♥

Kicking Up Our Heelz Together in Puglia… Again! Traveling Like a Local with Locals! ♥ La Dolce Vita Salento Style! ♥ It’s so fabulous to be back in Puglia in spring time! It’s hard to believe that this is trip … Continue reading

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♦ Only in Sicily… ♦

Surrounded by water, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and, along with her surrounding islands, Regione Siciliana is the largest region of Italy. As with every island, Sicily is defined by her relationship to the sea and how … Continue reading

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♦ Only in Puglia… ♦

“There is no way to talk about this land without being aware one is in a legendary place.” – Roberto Cotraneo Despite her rich centuries old history and diverse cultural heritage (including being conquered and occupied or settled by Saracens, … Continue reading

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♥ Tire of Taormina? Never! ♥

Taormina is a picturesque hill town hugging the rugged eastern coastline of Sicily. With its steep, narrow passageways and breathtaking vistas, for me, it’s pure magic… The first time I woke up in Taormina, it was almost exactly 10 years … 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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