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A Perfect Afternoon in Old Town Chania, Crete, Greece

Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2017

It’s such a pleasure to walk the backstreets of old town Chania around the spectacular Venetian harbor.  Even in the busy tourist season, one can find serenity in this…

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Kirstenbosch Garden, a Winery and an Education in South Africa

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Darren and I enjoyed another leisurely day today. We visited the world-famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, and Rhodes Memorial – all very close to Cape Town…

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Cape Town, South Africa: Arrival and Wine Tasting

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014

It took four flights to get from Chania, Greece to Cape Town, South Africa. Despite my comfy seats, I didn’t get much sleep because the turbulence over Africa was…

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Photo of the Week: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014

With over 200 wineries, the Stellenbosch wine route is a must for any visitor to Cape Town – just about an hour’s drive from the city. The scenery is as delicious as the wine.

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Crete, Greece: Breakfast in Agia Roumeli

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The wind blew fiercely last night. Usually, the air is so calm (which I find surprising being in the middle of the sea), but when it kicks up, it does so with such ferocity that I feel unsettled and scared. This morning, the power is out…

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Crete, Greece: Day 3, Chania to Plakias

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013

The next morning I walk upstairs to Max’s room, knock on the door and invite him to join me. Still, I wasn’t sure what to do but a decision had to be made and I’m not one to shy away from making potentially…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 46: Arzua to Pedrouzo

Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Uh. So we didn’t feel real great this morning….wonder why?! We left Arzua at 9:30. After 46 days, I think it’s safe to say that we are not morning…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 45: Melide to Arzua

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013

Jamie shook me awake at 8:15 am, fifteen minutes past the time we were supposed to be out of the alburgue. Whoops. We rushed to pack and were on the…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 28: Reliegos to Arcahueja

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013

My feet are finally in decent shape. No bandages. Lots of callouses. Walking is not painful! This horse has been broken. Last night I stayed in a private hostel and only shared a room with two…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 12: Logronos, Spain: Wine Tasting

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

There are hundreds of wineries in this area but you must make reservations to visit. The hotel receptionist was kind enough to do that for us and we had an appointment at…

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