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10 Holiday Fails From Around The World

Let’s face it – the holiday season seems slightly doomed the second there erupts a fierce battle over the last waffle maker at Walmart during black Friday after Thanksgiving. And despite our attempts at making Christmas seem squeaky clean, Santa or ‘babbo natale’ as we know in Italy doesn’t always ‘get it right’. In fact when I saw the photo above – it reminded me of all of the awkward family photos we took in Texas often involving the jovial…

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One Week in Corfu

When I first told people that we were vacationing in Corfu, Greece, I definitely got mixed reactions depending on who went. Greece is Greece and no one would argue about its stunning natural beauty, but Corfu has a party reputation like Ibiza in Spain or Kuta Beach in Bali (I’ll never forget this blog post by Adventurous Kate). I kept an open mind about the place since I know without a car you can often ‘get stuck’ on one area and we weren’t…

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A Corfu Wedding to Remember

You know you are creeping up the age scale when it feels like all of your vacations are revolved around attending weddings of friends. Far from being a bad thing, if anything, it just makes deciding where to go for summer break a lot easier. This past August, we headed to the beautiful island of Corfu, Greece [more about the trip to come on the blog] for the wedding of my friend Madeleine, whom I met in Florence many years…

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