Category Archives for "Europe"

The Cotswolds, Cornwall, and Chelsea

Written by Mary McLellan. When describing my annual tour of England I have always been able to sum it up with “rhododendrons, azaleas and wisteria,” “big, really big,” “breathtaking,” “old or really, really old,” “absolutely charming” and “unbelievable.” After this year’s trip, however, I have had to add “exotic,” “subtropical,” “exhilarating,” and “rain.” The gardens […]

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Romanian Rhapsody

Written by Susan Tchudi. We are walking on a logging road in October in the countryside about an hour outside of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The leaves are in the process of changing color in this little river valley, and the rain is making them shiny and brilliant. “I’m sorry the weather’s not so good,” says Stefan. […]

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Puttin’ on the Ritz

Written by Tom Thrun. Time flies when you have been living in matrimonial Nirvana for the past fourteen years, but here it was again, time for another anniversary travel experience. This year’s focus would be Spain and on the actual day of our anniversary we would find ourselves in the capital city of Madrid. Joy […]

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Ooh La La Paris!

Written by Tanya Thelen. Paris, the “City of Light”, casts a spark to the fires of curiosity for people all over the world. Known for its fashions, theaters, restaurants, and art, it is a city that attracts experienced and inexperienced travelers alike. While the uniqueness of Paris’ architecture is breathtaking, its history is equally inspiring. […]

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