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My secret Sunday escape in Tuscany

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This Sunday we were treated to a nice change of pace from almost constant rain every weekend this January. I made tman promise me that we would peer pressure his parents to take us to Acone – a small town near Rufina that I have mentioned previously. We like to tell people we go just because its perfect for hiking but lets keep it real – we mainly go because of this awesome little restaurant {the only one in town}…

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Why you should visit New Orleans

Since I always seem to write about Europe – I thought I would start including some travel posts about the great USA as well. T-man accompanied me and my dad this past December to visit the city that I used to live in mid-late 80’s. We were more than ready to Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) and chow down on some fantastic Creole cuisine and fly through the swamps on an air-boat which let’s face it –…

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Why you should visit Bavaria part 2 (Munich)

After such a fantastic time in Fussen we hopped in the var and headed over to Munich which I had never visited before. Sometimes I get the feeling that people only associate this great city with Oktoberfest which is a real shame considering it really is worth visiting for more than just a festival celebrating beer. On another note, from friends of mine who work in the travel industry – I have actually heard that Springfest is far more fun and…

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History uncovered, visit to the Florence War Cemetery

On Sunday after what was yet again another massive lunch made by t-mans mom, we all decided we needed to at least attempt to walk it off ( probably we would have had to hike for 5 hours in the Appenines to achieve that.. ). Since his parents are located near a small town called “Girone” we headed over to the nearby Florence War Cemetery.  Not to be confused with the American one located near Certosa , this tranquil location…

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