A Smile Costs Nothing

A smile can brighten a day. The simplest thing can bring a smile to my face. From seeing my husband first thing in the morning, receiving a call from a friend, hearing the birds sing on a sunny day…they all bring a smile to my face. Saturday we had a freak snow storm with our […]

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If You Don’t Like The Weather In New England, Wait Five Minutes

There is a saying here in New England, “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes”. Sometimes Mother Nature likes to play tricks on you and today is one of those days. Apple popsicle anyone? Two seasons seem to be fighting for control now. We have lovely fall color on the trees here in […]

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A Foodie’s Tour of Munich

My journey for the past few weeks has been a road trip for two foodies traveling through France, Italy, Austria and Germany. I am back from my travels but would like to include another post or two about Munich as we spent so much time there. Munich is a real foodies’ town. I thought I […]

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Munich, More Than Beer and Sausages

Germany may be the land of beer, sausages and pretzels but Munich has so much more to offer. Whenever I have mentioned to someone that I am planning a trip to Munich, the first question is “are you going to Oktoberfest”. I prefer to visit a little later in the fall or at Christmas…both really […]

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The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of….

The hills are alive with the sound of cow bells. We are now in the beautiful country of Austria, just a few miles outside of Salzburg in the lakeside town of Fuschl am See. During the drive to our destination, we encountered a traffic jam of sorts…cows being lead down the middle of the road. […]

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Ciao Italia – Our Last Day In Italy

From the beautiful Mediterranean towns of St. Margherita and Portofino to the Dolomite Mountains of the Alto Adige/South Tyrol, this is our last day in Italy. It has been a wonderful journey through some well known and some not so well known areas in Italy. The days were made perfect by the exceptional weather, beautiful […]

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Europe’s Most Beautiful Wine Growing Region

It is said that South Tyrol – Alto Adige is Europe’s most beautiful wine growing region and I have to agree. There are beautiful mountain peaks, pine forests, lush green meadows, and steeply terraced vineyards. Valleys are filled with more vineyards and apple orchards guarded over by ancient castles perched on high peaks. This part […]

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The Spectacular Dolomites

The Dolomites, at the top of Italy, with jagged peaks, sheer cliffs and a landscape that looks like rock castles and cathedrals, are often referred to as one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world. The beautiful Italian mountains are located in the northeast part of the country just south of the Austrian […]

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The Old World Charm of Bressanone, Italy

Traveling through the northeast part of the Trentino/Alto Adige, you will discover the old world charm of Bressanone/Brixen, Italy. The quaint little town is just 25 miles northeast of Bolzano and definitely worth a visit. It is in a beautiful valley that is surrounded by orchards and vineyards that creep up the slopes of the […]

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Bolzano, Italy – The Gateway To The Dolomites

Bolzano, Italy is known as the gateway to the Dolomites. It is the capital of the province of Trentino/ Alto-Adige also known as the South Tyrol. In this area, all towns names are written in Italian and German. As a matter of fact, you will hear more German spoken than Italian. This is because this […]

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