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7 Reasons to Make Time for Burano in Venice, Italy
Italy / Venice

7 Reasons to Make Time for Burano in Venice, Italy

Before we arrived in Venice, I knew Burano was a must see for me.  Just a quick internet perusal showed me the colorful homes, the canal reflections… and it would be something I regretted deeply if I didn’t make the time to visit. So, I’m going to share some of the reasons it’s worth making … Continue reading

Rialto Market: Food, Culture and History in the Heart of Venice, Italy
Italy / Venice

Rialto Market: Food, Culture and History in the Heart of Venice, Italy

I am a big fan of food markets when I travel, and the market at Rialto was on my Must-See list.  Not only has the market on the curve of the Grand Canal in Venice been in continuous operation since 1079AD, but the Rialto area has a long and fascinating history that begs to be … Continue reading

17 Distinctive Windows of Venice
Italy / Venice

17 Distinctive Windows of Venice

Today, I am sharing some photography of Windows of Venice, Italy.  As a blogger, I will at times visit a place with a rough idea of certain posts that I will probably write.  I’ve planned my time, picked the sites I want to see, and can pretty much predict I will do a post about … Continue reading

Venice: Piazza San Marco’s 9 Hidden Treasures
Italy / Venice

Venice: Piazza San Marco’s 9 Hidden Treasures

Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, was first created during the 9th century AD as a small square in front of St. Mark’s Basilica.  A canal and dock that initially separated this small space from the palace was filled in 1174, and was bricked over in 1294.  It wasn’t until 1735, nearly one thousand years … Continue reading

10 Inviting Doors of Venice, Italy
Italy / Photo Essays / Venice

10 Inviting Doors of Venice, Italy

Yes, here I am with another post about Doors.  This time I’m sharing photos of some of my favorite Doors of Venice, Italy.  (You can also check out my post on Doors of Paris and Doors of Athens.) It’s a sickness.  An addiction, really.  I take photos of doors as I travel, especially in Europe, … Continue reading

The Travel I Don’t Blog
Travel Writing / USA

The Travel I Don’t Blog

Today is October 7th, and that, my friends, is also Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day.  I bet you didn’t know that.  A few years ago, I would have been right there with you.  The first time I stumbled on the words ‘Trigeminal Neuralgia’ I had to sound them out.  And as I kept reading, my heart … Continue reading

The Place to Eat in Newport, Oregon:  Cafe Mundo
Oregon / Reviews / USA

The Place to Eat in Newport, Oregon: Cafe Mundo

A series of fortunate (or un- depending on your perspective) events in our quest for places to eat in Newport, Oregon this evening led us to a quirky, healthy, and wonderful surprise in the form of dinner at Cafe Mundo.  And, as a result, it became my must-stop restaurant in town! We wanted to go … Continue reading