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Checking out the Cinque Terre

When the subject of Italy comes up, people clamor to tell you about their favorite place. “Oh, Venice is sooooo romantic!” or “Sicily is the absolute best – good food and good prices.” or “Nothing beats Rome. The history is astounding!” And it’s really true, all of Italy is pretty great. The food, the people,… Continue reading Checking out the Cinque Terre

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Celebrating Marc’s 40th in Tuscany

Of all the places in Europe to celebrate Marc’s 40th, Tuscany was the perfect choice. My husband loves Italy and he loves Italian food. Vin’s 10th birthday also happens to be in May, so we celebrated him, as well. We stayed at a cool old castle, the Castello Montegufoni, an 11th century castle in the… Continue reading Celebrating Marc’s 40th in Tuscany

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Mother’s Day weekend in Haute-Savoie – Annecy

After a beautiful few days in Chamonix, we were off to celebrate Mother’s Day in a place I’ve always wanted to see — Annecy, France. It is truly one of the most beautiful cities in Savoie. It’sย vieille ville (old town) is stunningly gorgeous, with it’s old French buildings and winding canals. And Lake Annecy is… Continue reading Mother’s Day weekend in Haute-Savoie – Annecy

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Perfect weather for a holiday in Chamonix, France!

For Mother’s Day weekend, the kids had a long holiday weekend from school, so we decided to take a road trip. Our first stop was Chamonix, a village in the southeastern region of Haute-Savoie, France. Chamonix is one of the oldest ski villages in France, and is home to Europe’s highest mountain, the famous Mont… Continue reading Perfect weather for a holiday in Chamonix, France!