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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

The Epicurean: A Hotel Dedicated to “The Good Life” with a Little Bit of Whimsy

Walking into the Epicurean lobby one gets an immediate sense of the attention to detail that went into the development of this unique property that tickles the palate, literally and figuratively.

It’s not your average reception area — wine racks are desks and the ceiling and walls were made with crates from Bern’s Steak House’s legendary wine collection. Although, you could just as likely be met curbside by a wandering host who will welcome you and check you in with an iPad. Continue reading The Epicurean: A Hotel Dedicated to “The Good Life” with a Little Bit of Whimsy

A Taste of Tuscany


While returning to Montecatini from a trip to Pisa, I had time to reflect on my travels in Italy. I realized that over the years I’ve visited close to 25 cities — and about three-quarters of them more than once (Florence 3x, Rome 3x, Venice 2x, Montecatini 2x, Pisa 2x, Lucca 2x, etc.) You get the idea. Amazing, isn’t it? 

And, while I probably won’t go back again next year, I am in no way done with Italy. Continue reading A Taste of Tuscany