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Free Things To Do in Clearwater, Florida

You’ll be surprised at the free things to do in Clearwater . . . even during a pandemic. I chose Clearwater after an exhaustive search of beach towns on the West Coast of Florida due to its proximity to…

Adventure

Door Art Funchal

Sometimes you don’t even have to open a door to go inside. In Funchal—the capital city of Madeira—I penetrated the mind of the Portuguese painter by examining Door Art Funchal. Walking down an alley in Old Town (Zona Velha),…

Things to do in Bari
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Things to Do in Bari Italy

When it’s cold and grey in January, I like to let my mind wander back to things to do in Bari, Italy. Walking the sea coast in Europe is #1. Eating fresh caught fish is #2. Exploring ancient streets…

International

Ostuni, Italy: White City on a Hill

Ostuni, a white city on a hill, will seduce you. Ostuni’s old town, famous for its whitewashed homes stacked precariously on a hill, shimmers in the sun. It is located about 100 miles east of Matera in Italy’s Puglia…

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Saluda, North Carolina: Mountain Escape

Saluda, North Carolina was my first real destination after I was let out of my bird’s cage in May 2020. And boy was I ready to fly far from Washington D.C. after the two-month lockdown to the Blue Ridge…

Biltmore Estate tours
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NC’s Biltmore Estate Tours

Biltmore Estate Tours are the only way to truly experience the sumptuous life of the Vanderbilt family. Visiting this mansion outside Asheville, North Carolina sweeps me back to my long-ago visit to the Chateau du Fontainebleau. I was shocked…

Malaga Christmas lights hang in the streets.
International

Malaga Christmas Lights in Spain

Malaga Christmas lights shine bright everywhere. Feliz Navidad is on the lips of every resident. In Malaga, a Mediterranean Christmas celebration is as likely to include a boot stuffed with a toy as stockings jammed full of gifts. In…

Lisbon is an easy walk from our AirBnb in Lisbon.
Adventure International

Artsy AirBnb in Lisbon, Portugal

One of cheapest ways to save money visiting the “Land of Sardines” is to book an AirBnb in Lisbon. My niece and I knew we wanted to spend our $ on food and drink! Plus our legs certainly would…