Countries

Countries

  • Monaco - We arrived in Nice on Monday afternoon and spent Monday and Tuesday in the city before taking a train to Monaco for the day on Wednesday morning.   A number of sites recommend taking the #82 bus for the beautiful views but the train only takes 20 minutes and the Nice train station was close and convenient.   We caught the 0821 train and were in Monaco before 0900.   Leaving the train station, it took us a few minutes...

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  • France - I’ve visited Paris twice, once when I was living in West Germany in the 80s and my daughter and I visited London and Paris for about two weeks in 2001.   We flew into London and took the Eurostar to Paris.   We visited Versailles for a day, but I’ve not been to any other part of France until this trip. After deciding to visit Cinque Terre, Kelly and I discussed “where else?”  There was talk of some time in...

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  • Italy - I’ve been to Italy several times.  My daughter and I spent a week in Florence and Venice in the late 90s.  We returned in 2001 for a week in Rome.   Rome needs more time, there is so much to see in this amazing, ancient city.  I definitely hope to visit again.   I did returned to Venice a few years ago with my friend, Kelly.  We visited at the end of a trip to Croatia and Slovenia in 2014....

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  • Scotland - Now that my daughter is married, it’s harder to drag her away for a trip.   My friend Kelly can only plan one trip a year with me as she goes to lots of horse clinics (she’s quite the equestrian) plus feels like she has to save SOME vacation time for her husband. So, I travel solo sometimes. I’ve been to Canada on my own, visiting Montana and North Dakota on the way home from Banff and Jasper. And I’ve...

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  • Morocco - Morocco has been on my must-see list for ages. Kelly and I planned this for a few weeks after my daughter’s wedding, September of 2017. It took us a while to finalize our plans. There is so much to see in this gorgeous country. And all the travel sites and blogs I read about Morocco and lists of “top things to see and do” made it difficult as I wanted to see it all. We both earn a decent amount...

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