La Foce

Today we visited La Foce, a beautiful estate near the famous wine town of Montepulciano.  Located halfway between Florence and Rome, this property was originally a settlement and then burial place in the Etruscan times.…

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San Quirico D’Orcia

This was my second time visiting San Quirico d’Orcia, a small hillside town in Tuscany, Italy.  The village has shops and restaurants, including a cafe with turtles! That’s right, as you are sipping your coffee,…

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Hotel Giardino- Ascona, Switzerland

The Hotel Giardino is Ascona is one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever stayed in. The property is located on Lago Maggiore, which is surrounded by beautiful mountains.  The lake region of Switzerland is…

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Alp Adventures in Schönried, Switzerland

While staying in Gstaad, we drove 15 minutes to a town called Schönried. From here, we parked at the base of the Luftseilbahn und Skilifte Schönried, a lift that takes you to the Rellerligrat (top…

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Enjoying Montisi, Tuscany

On our first full day in Montisi, we spent most of the day by the pool recovering from a long day and a half of travel.  Being here with family is always full of laughs…

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