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Cats of Portugal

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I am always in search of felines during my travels. I was quite concerned that I wouldn’t see any cats (gatos) in Portugal as the country doesn’t seem to be known for…

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Levada do Caldeirao Verde, Madeira

The Levada do Caldeirao Verde in Madeira’s Queimadas natural park is one of the island’s most popular hikes. Surely I feel like a bird, whirling and twirling in the forest, as I follow its vertiginous path, eventually to progress…

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Tramping in Portugal’s Island of Madeira

Tramping (British lingo for hiking) in Portugal’s island of Madeira is better than fish and chips, tea and scones, and cornish pasty. For the adventure-minded traveler, you can expect to get your pounds worth. Madeira translated in Portuguese means…

I met this Russell Terrier on my trip to Amalfi.
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My Year With Cats & Dogs

Meeting cats and dogs is a predominant theme in my travels in 2019. I started off New Year’s Day in Italy hiking the Circuito Tre Calli with an adorable Russell Terrier dog named Miya. She reminded me that the…

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Strasbourg, France: Christmas Market

I try to angle my body past the people—young, old and in between—packed nearly sideways in the stalls of the Marche de Noel in Strasbourg, France. Originally christened the “Christkindelsmärik” (market of the Infant Jesus), it is France’s oldest Christmas…

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Italy’s Lerici: Following A Poet

Italy’s Lerici could be nicknamed a Poet’s Place given its popularity with the British Romantic Poets. As the public ferry crosses the bay from Portovenere to Lerici, which is located on Italy’s Ligurian coast, I think of an impetuous…