Claude Monet, The Artist’s Garden And Home

Monet's Garden

“I need flowers, always flowers, even flowers to pick… so that I can paint them on rainy days” Claude monet To better appreciate Claude Monet’s paintings, visit his home and famous gardens in Giverny, a small village 50 miles northwest of Paris, in Normandy, France. I dreamed of seeing his beautiful gardens for years and […]

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Will Buffets Be A Thing Of The Past

dessert buffet hotel achenkirch

Did a lavish morning buffet in a hotel’s dining room or the prospect of croissants and a pot of hot coffee being enjoyed in the privacy of your hotel room ever entice you out of bed early? Once hotels around the world reopen, health concerns may change how food and beverages are served to guests. […]

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Honfleur, One Of The Most Picturesque Harbors In France

Honfleur France

The gorgeous little harbor town of Honfleur, France has attracted artists for hundreds of years. While the boats that Claude Monet and fellow Impressionists painted more than a century ago look different now, most of the tall skinny houses that line the port in this quaint and colorful town remain the same. There are lots […]

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Moroccan Inspired Dinner

an evening in Morocco

Instead of planning an exotic vacation while the world can’t travel, why not enjoy an evening in Morocco at your dinner table. Set the table with bright colors, prepare a meal that will fill your kitchen with spicy aromas and indulge in the mouth watering flavors of North Africa. Moroccan cuisine, one of the best […]

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Anthony’s Runway 84, An Old School Italian Restaurant

rigatoni with cauliflower

Do you have a favorite restaurant where you know what you are ordering before you walk through the door? If dining at Anthony’s Runway 84, an old school Italian restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, there are go-to dishes you should order every time you visit the famous restaurant. Our family lives in South Florida and whenever […]

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The Magical Spirit Of Christmas

Christmas Market In Munich, Germany

Christmas won’t be typical this year but there’s always a way to enjoy some of the beloved holiday traditions and rituals that make this season special. The magic of Christmas will survive because the spirit of the holiday season lives within each of us. For centuries, Christmas markets which are also known as a Christkindlmarkt […]

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Italy’s Alto Adige, A region for nature, food and wine Lovers

Italy's Alto Adige Region

The Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige is different from the rest of Italy, it’s a bit of Austria, Germany and Italy combined. Popular with tourists who visit in the summer for hiking and in the winter for skiing, it also attracts foodies and wine lovers for its gastronomic reputation. Bordering Austria and Switzerland to the […]

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Autumn in Europe, A time for Festivals

Fall Festivals In Europe

Autumn is a time of celebrations in many European countries. The air is cool, the landscape turns golden and traditional harvest festivals take place throughout countries such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In Alpine regions, there are also festivals when cattle are herded from mountain pastures down to the valleys. During September and October in […]

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Provence, The Hilltop Villages

provencal hilltop village

Leave the French Riviera with its crowds of tourists and mega yachts and follow the breathtaking back roads high into the hills above the coast to discover towns and romantic small villages of Provence once lost in time but rediscovered by writers, poets and painters for their alluring charm. Fortified hilltop towns perched on cliffs […]

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Why Munich Should Be On Your Bucket List

Munich Germany

If you have never been to Munich, put it on your bucket list for when we can once again travel. While known for its famous Octoberfest, the Hofbräuhaus, lederhosen, dirndls, beer and sausage, it has much more to discover…it’s called one of the most livable cities in the world. While travel plans have been put […]

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