A Handful of the Best of Sicily

There are so many amazing things to see and do on the wonderful island of Sicily that we could easily go on and on, but we decided to hand pick the very best. So here we happily present five, one for each finger, of our favorites…. CONTINUE READING >> 

There are so many amazing things to see and do on the wonderful island of Sicily that we could easily go on and on, but we decided to hand pick the very best. So here we happily present five, one for each finger, of our favorites…. CONTINUE READING >> 

Walking with the Gods in Athens

While the main focus of our Great Global Get-Together was the Greek Isles, we are certainly happy, no, let’s make that ecstatic, that it included a couple days in Athens. After all, how could we learn about ancient Greek culture without getting to the heart of it all?
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While the main focus of our Great Global Get-Together was the Greek Isles, we are certainly happy, no, let’s make that ecstatic, that it included a couple days in Athens. After all, how could we learn about ancient Greek culture without getting to the heart of it all?
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Life Long Learning has a New Home

For those of us who have reached a certain age travel is one of our rewards for making it through the obstacle course of career and raising a family. But after a few take it easy escapes many of us find ourselves wanting more out of our expeditions. We want to satisfy curiosity, experience new cultures, investigate history first hand, in other words, we want to continue to learn… CONTINUE READING >> 

For those of us who have reached a certain age travel is one of our rewards for making it through the obstacle course of career and raising a family. But after a few take it easy escapes many of us find ourselves wanting more out of our expeditions. We want to satisfy curiosity, experience new cultures, investigate history first hand, in other words, we want to continue to learn… CONTINUE READING >> 

It’s All Greek to Us


So we have finished up another life long learning experience with our favorite not-for-profit company, Road Scholar. For the first time in our many adventures with them we explored by ship on the Aegean Odyssey, which beginning April 2020 will be exclusively sailing as a floating campus…
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So we have finished up another life long learning experience with our favorite not-for-profit company, Road Scholar. For the first time in our many adventures with them we explored by ship on the Aegean Odyssey, which beginning April 2020 will be exclusively sailing as a floating campus…
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Narbonne, C’est Si Bon

In France we have found people to be somewhat understated. For example, pas mal, meaning not bad, is a common French saying. But when we made it to Narbonne we could no longer say it. We had to adopt c’est si bon instead…

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In France we have found people to be somewhat understated. For example, pas mal, meaning not bad, is a common French saying. But when we made it to Narbonne we could no longer say it. We had to adopt c’est si bon instead…

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Carcassonne Rings a Bell

With all of the traveling we’ve done over the past decade or so, sometimes we worry a bit about becoming jaded. Like we might have seen it all and there is nothing new under the sun.
Then we stumble upon someplace like Carcassonne and it’s like a bell rings in our heads… CONTINUE READING >> 

With all of the traveling we’ve done over the past decade or so, sometimes we worry a bit about becoming jaded. Like we might have seen it all and there is nothing new under the sun.
Then we stumble upon someplace like Carcassonne and it’s like a bell rings in our heads… CONTINUE READING >> 

A Consummate Cruise of Cuisine, Castles, Crusades, and Curiosities

We have been on plenty of boats before, but never one like the Clair de Lune; and cruises have taken us across oceans and seas, as well as down some of Europe’s most famous rivers, but never anything like the Canal du Midi. This was a voyage of discovery… CONTINUE READING >> 

We have been on plenty of boats before, but never one like the Clair de Lune; and cruises have taken us across oceans and seas, as well as down some of Europe’s most famous rivers, but never anything like the Canal du Midi. This was a voyage of discovery… CONTINUE READING >> 

Roman Around Trier, Germany

We have found that often the coolest places we encounter in our travels are not well known tourist destinations. Trier, known as the oldest city in Germany, is certainly one of those places… CONTINUE READING >> 

We have found that often the coolest places we encounter in our travels are not well known tourist destinations. Trier, known as the oldest city in Germany, is certainly one of those places… CONTINUE READING >>