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Amateur podcast on Friuli

Travel to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy – Amateur Traveler Episode #723

September 28, 2020

My husband Manlio and I recently were invited to do a podcast with Chris for an Amateur Traveler episode #723 discussing travel in my husband’s region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Enjoy! Travel to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy – Amateur Traveler Episode 723 Related Posts: Friuli Venezia photosA Guide to Friuli Venezia GiuliaItinerary for Friuli Venezia…

Ponte del Diavolo in Cividale del Friuli

Italy off the beaten path tour: Discover Friuli Venezia Giulia

September 28, 2020

Italy off the beaten path tour: Discover Friuli Venezia Giulia Despite its stunning natural beauty, fascinating history and richly varied regional cuisine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia remains relatively unknown to American tourists. Bordering on Austria and Slovenia and easily accessible from Croatia, this under-the-radar region is well worth a visit. Its intertwining Central European, Venetian and Slavic…

Place de la bourse in Bordeaux France at night

Ultimate guide to the best places to visit in France

August 28, 2020

Have you ever heard that France is much more than Paris, its capital? Well, it’s true! Many people visit France simply because they consider it to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Other people visit France for the numerous tourist attractions, cities of cultural interest such as Paris and Strasbourg, the…

windmills in consuegra in castilla la mancha

Ultimate Guide to the regions of Spain

August 24, 2020

THE 17 WONDERFUL REGIONS OF SPAIN Spain ticks all the boxes for a great holiday, but where to go? City or coast? Or what about exploring one of the country’s less visited areas? The choices are endless considering Spain has 17 regions (not including Ceuta and Melilla on the African continent). Each region has its…

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A Guide to Friuli Venezia Giulia

August 23, 2020

This page is an overview of basic information for travel to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, including links to other resources and our Signature Tours to help you plan your trip to Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Contact me if you have trouble finding what you’re looking for. The information is presented in the following categories: Why travel to Friuli Venezia Giulia…

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The Last Time I Saw Paris

August 19, 2020

Sharing with you a story from a client: I was a young woman the last time I saw Paris. I studied art there in the 50’s. It was marvelous! My father was in France during the war, and when he came home he always told my sister and me that if we wanted to be…

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The Best Anniversary Surprise

August 19, 2020

Sharing with you a story from a client: I had been planning for this trip for over 20 years, and the best part is – my wife had no idea! I don’t have much money, but from the day I got married I knew I wanted it to ALWAYS be special. Years ago I started…

Alhambra, Granada

Europe Off The Beaten Path

August 19, 2020

I miss Europe. While I am lucky enough to live in southern California, just a few minutes from the Ocean, to me there is nothing as beautiful in the world as Europe and all that it has to offer.  Whether I am taking a train ride with my husband through the mountains, driving on scenic…

The town of Ravello on the famed Amalfi coast of Italy

Ultimate Guide to the Regions of Italy

August 19, 2020

Do you know Italy… by region? It might seem like a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, knowing Italy’s regions is a great place to start! For those dreaming of a holiday in Europe, Italy certainly needs no introduction. For a country that’s slightly smaller than the state of California,…

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Portuguese Traditions Private Tour

August 14, 2020

As all the tours Audrey designs are customized. This is a Tour Itinerary presented as one of the many ways you can experience Portugal on your Private Tour with your local host Audrey. These days it seems everyone is flocking to Portugal. The whole world has suddenly discovered what we locals have known for a…