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TRAVEL: A Pictorial Introspection, Part 1

I recently returned from a 10-day cruise through Croatian ports, including Slovenia and Montenegro as well as the 2 Italian ports of Naples and Messina, Sicily. But, first, it was 2 nights in the uniquely picturesque city of Venice*.

A week later, the bags are unpacked and put away — and I’m having an introspective “moment” about my travel life. Yes, again. Continue reading TRAVEL: A Pictorial Introspection, Part 1

Reflections on Travel: Past and Future | Group and Solo

airboundI’ve been traveling since I was seventeen and, as much as it pains me to admit, that’s more than a few years ago. My first ‘grown up trip on a plane’ was  from NY to Miami, after that it was Puerto Rico (many times) and then international travel. At a time when people thought you couldn’t go to Europe unless you went for 3 weeks, my first trip was a Thanksgiving weekend in Madrid. I’ve never regretted it.

And, although I had been traveling for a while, it wasn’t until 2001 that I took my first ever ‘group package’ tour. My friend Carolyn and I joined a Globus group for a trip to Paris, Provence and Nice. Unfortunately, it was September 2001. Continue reading Reflections on Travel: Past and Future | Group and Solo