You know where you’re going. We look for the kinds of places where we can find an apartment with a kitchen, markets and vendors within walking distance, and neighborhoods with their own unique styles. Here are some of the places we’ve stayed, and some of the fun experiences we shared.

On A Little Street in Paris, Part 1

In preparing for this week’s cooking class, “On A Little Street In Paris Night”, Dean and I have been reminiscing about our last stay in Paris. It was a little over a year ago, with two good friends, Tom and Dianne, and it was part of a month-long exploration of the United Kingdom. We visited…

Save Big and Take More Vacations!

When people think about going to Italy or other places in Europe, they often don’t do it because it is expensive. Eating out in restaurants is indeed expensive – at home or abroad. Three meals a day is going to add up to a big chunk of change! But what if you can enjoy amazing…

It doesn’t have to be “the trip of a lifetime”.

Travel comes up in conversation quite a bit for me, since Dean and I are so often getting ready to go or just coming back from Europe. And in those conversations, my friends and colleagues  always say they dream of going to Italy. It is “on their bucket list”, “their trip of a lifetime”. It…