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  • Le Moulin du Roc: Dordogne, France

    Raise your hand if you love, wine, great food and truffles. Well, then this is the place for you. Le Moulin du Roc is a unique property overlooking the Dronne River in the Perigord region of southwest France. It is just northwest of Bordeaux between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees – go ahead and look it up on Google maps – we have a link to the maps at the bottom of the homepage. This area is well known for its truffles – in fact, there is even a Truffle Museum, so you really must check it out.

  • The Doors of Florence

    Our first trip to Italy was transformational. Art, history, adventure, and trauma (lost luggage) combined to leave a lasting impression and a strong desire to return.

    While in Florence, we stayed at the Hotel De Lansi. It provided a comfortable home base with easy walking to many of the pictures we had seen in our art history books while in college. Carolynn was a walking encyclopedia of insight and information about the Renaissance and it cast of characters. One of our favorite walks was looking for the weird and unusual doors of Florence.

  • Le Boat: Scotland

    Generally, I write about hotels that stand still, however, this time, you get to take your hotel with you! If you can drive a car, you can captain a boat on a canal. After a short demonstration and briefing, you get the keys to your own floating Villa. You don’t ever have to worry about getting seasick, because these boats are so stable, you won’t spill your morning coffee.

  • Treasures of France

    From bustling Paris to charming Provence, enjoy a fun-filled adventure that explores French culture, cuisine and music.

  • Discover Croatia

    Explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic. This is a “must-see” region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, unique cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery.

  • Rathbone Hotel: London, England

    Whenever you travel to a large city, there are two main considerations when choosing a hotel – location and price. At least, that’s what I check out first – and the bigger the city, the more important those two items are! London is one of the most expensive cities in the world, so when you can find a decent price in a great location, count me in!

  • London, UK: The World’s Most Magical City

    No other city truly can compare with London – brilliant in offering a rich cultural history dating back centuries to a modern day city to which people from all over the world aspire to be able to move to and live.  I fly often to London every month but cherish the years my family and I lived in London – a few streets down from Harrods in Knightsbridge.  A wonderful and exciting time with family!

  • Luxury Patrol: Mykonos, Greece

    MYKONOS – is just possibly THE most famous of all the Greek Islands. And a well-deserved honor - as well as being Party Central for the country...

    One of the famed Cyclades Islands, Mykonos's fame and notoriety goes back hundreds of years. A war ground between so many differing factions, Mykonos reflects the grandeur of its history, as well as the excitement and modernity of being one of Europe's top tourist island destinations.

  • From Victorian “Cottonopolis” to Modern City: Manchester, United Kingdom

    Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England with a population of 510,700. Since 2001, population has grown by 20.8%, making it the fastest growing city in Britain.

  • The Boboli Gardens: Florence, Italy

    The huge Boboli Gardens behind the Petti Palace is a beautiful walk giving spectacular views of Florence in all her glory. We walked up the street that leads behind and overlooking the gardens. Every way you looked took your breath and fired your imagination about what had happened in this great Renaissance City.

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