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Florence: Dolce far Niente, sort of

Although my brain was surely enjoying “il dolce far niente,” the sweetness of doing nothing, I was doing plenty, plenty of eating, plenty of drinking, and plenty of sightseeing. My trip started in Florence, or Firenze if you want to brag about your Duolingo Italian. Florence, aside from being a mandatory stop in Italy due […]

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Letter from North America: MONTREAL, CANADA

Bonjour… Everything is turning and changing in this city. I’m not saying that because it’s autumn and the weather is no longer warm and the leaves are no longer a vibrant green. I am saying this because Montreal has so many revitalization projects under way that the city is visibly changing before our eyes. These […]

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Letter from Europe: The Three Valleys, France

Bonjour mes amis, In Europe, ski season is in full flow. I’ve come to Courchevel in the French Alps to breathe in the fresh mountain air, feast my eyes on the snow covered landscapes, and to explore Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys), the largest linked ski area in the world. The excitement built as […]

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Letter from the Caribbean

Barahona, Dominican Republic My dear friends, I drove about three hours, from Santo Domingo, to get to paradise. I know that sounds like an eternity to get to a destination, but along the way I saw the sites, the natural sites, of the Dominican people. Driving out of the city to the east, as congested […]

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Letter from Africa: Marrakech, Morocco

Dear friends, This city is the most extraordinary assault on my senses.   It’s not so hot here in the spring, but the sun is bright on my face and makes me blink. There’s a cacophony of traffic noise, people shouting excitedly to one another, and, periodically, the sound of the muezzin calling from the […]

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Letter from Asia – Uzbekistan

Dear fellow travelers, pilgrims, missionaries, and merchants, I’m going to take you along on my journey through the heart of the Silk Road, a way many of you will have traveled in centuries past. You don’t need your caravan of camels on this occasion: I’m going by plane and high speed train! Uzbekistan has always […]

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Letter from North America – San Francisco, California

Hello from San Francisco, There’s the old adage in Real Estate that talks about location, location, location. For me, there’s a very strong tie to those three words when it comes to picking hotels, especially in cities where the sites are so impressive and not to be missed. San Francisco has a plethora of those […]

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A Letter From Peru

By: Robin Subar My Dear Friends, Like you, Machu Picchu was on my bucket list.  However, I never gave much thought to the other offerings of Peru.  I need to share, so I’ve given you my top five reasons to visit. The Food! For us foodies, did you realize that the world’s five best restaurants […]

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Letter from North America – Jupiter, Florida

Hi friends, This is a place where you come to get lost! Old Florida comes to mind when thinking about this coastal town only an hour and a half north of the metropolis of Miami. More than that image those words stir up, there is a sense of place here. I drove up Interstate 95 […]

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A Letter from Iceland

Words: Ann Marie Scheidler Photo credit: Blue Lagoon Iceland I think it’s every woman’s dream to take a dip in the fountain of youth, and if she’s willing to travel to Iceland, she may get the chance. Iceland is the home to the Blue Lagoon—a natural aquatic wonder that has left locals and tourists alike—spellbound. […]

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