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Italy 2023: Venice sights

Italy 2023: Venice sights

We had three nights in Venice, which let us explore several districts primarily on foot. Monday After dropping our bags at the apartment we went for our first unencumbered walk around the city. Not...

Poland 2022: Warsaw sights + transportation

Poland 2022: Warsaw sights + transportation

Leaving the airport Since we weren't in any hurry after we landed, and since our apartment was near the Central train station, we had planned to take the train into town. However, after wandering...

Spain 2022: Valencia gardens

Spain 2022: Valencia gardens

Jardí Botànic - This small university-affiliated garden has a reasonable admission fee of 3€ and surprised us with its number of specimens and blessedly shady interior. Palm trees, massive oaks,...

Shanghai: Yuyuan Gardens + Tianxifang

Shanghai: Yuyuan Gardens + Tianxifang

Our hotel was about a ten minute walk from the famous Yuyuan Gardens, so we decided to start there. After making our way through the maze of stores we found the small ticket counter, where it was...

Paris 2017: picnic in Luxembourg Gardens

Paris 2017: picnic in Luxembourg Gardens

After visiting the Musée de l'Orangerie and several other sights on Sunday, we took the metro down to the Saint Germain area and picked up picnic supplies for a relaxing lunch in the Luxembourg...

Auckland: Winter Gardens and heading home

Auckland: Winter Gardens and heading home

Because breakfast at Dear Jervois the previous morning was a bit of a disappointment, I picked a new place for dinner this morning, Mary's. Closer to the hotel and located in a completely...

Summer Euro 2013: Potsdam

Summer Euro 2013: Potsdam

Our friend's Stef and Uli were kind enough to pick us up at the airport late on a Saturday night and we spent the night at their house (thanks again!). After our few days in warm Lanzarote, the...

Summer Euro 2013: Köln / Cologne pt. II

Summer Euro 2013: Köln / Cologne pt. II

After a mid-afternoon nap we were off to The Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln, just a few tram stops up to the zoo stop, then a quick walk past the zoo to the free gardens.    Usually we see...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)