Category Archives: Travel TipZ

Reminders to be sure that your next trip is your best ever!

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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◊ Coming Attractions from Victoria ◊

A quick sneak peek at what you’ll be seeing on PostcardZ from Victoria over the next weeks and beyond… √ Back to Italia – I’m heading back to Italy next week to join my expert travel partners and co-lead tours … 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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