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Why You Should Take a Small Group Tour

  Americans have fewer vacation days than a lot of our fellow travelers. For us, it’s even more important to capitalize on our time away and make the most of a trip. To fully experience a city and its charms, I like taking a small-group tour for a few hours. A tour offers you the… Continue reading Why You Should Take a Small Group Tour

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Eat Italy: a Guide to Dining in Italy

A trip to Italy generally means amazing Italian food. Although great Italian cuisine can be had throughout the country, mastering food etiquette takes a dining experience to the next level. Although most Italians probably wouldn’t tell me if I committed a faux pas, I feel more comfortable when I blend in. I try to be… Continue reading Eat Italy: a Guide to Dining in Italy

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Things to Do in Florence: Museo San Marco

Travel reminds us how small the world really is. We’ve had numerous encounters where we met people from our home state or local area. I once even ran into my college’s Vice-President of Finance in a bathroom at the vast complex that is the Vatican Museums! But the best of these happenstances occurred when a… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: Museo San Marco

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Intoxicating Chianti Wine Tour at the Montefioralle Winery

On the hillside of an old Tuscan town lies the charming Montefioralle Winery. Run by the Sieni family, this vineyard offers vintages of the Chianti wine that the region is known for, plus the best olive oil I’ve ever tasted. For many years, I’ve wanted to visit the Chianti region. The main question was how… Continue reading Intoxicating Chianti Wine Tour at the Montefioralle Winery

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Delicious Florence Food Tour with the Tour Guy

We met our guide, Elena, by  the statue of Cosimo I on the civic heart of Florence, Piazza della Signoria. With Palazzo Vecchio (city hall) in all its rusticated glory towering near us, we waited for our Florence food tour group to gather. The historic piazza had seen celebrations, executions, and other public events over… Continue reading Delicious Florence Food Tour with the Tour Guy