Adventures in 2022

Thanks to my retirement in early January, theTravelsketcher and I have enjoyed a year chockablock with travel! After 35 years working as a project manager in medical research, plus additional time prior to that working as a nutritional counselor, I was ready to retire. We achieved our retirement dream of moving to France to enjoy... Continue Reading →

Adventures in 2022

Thanks to my retirement in early January, theTravelsketcher and I have enjoyed a year chockablock with travel! After 35 years working as a project manager in medical research, plus additional time prior to that working as a nutritional counselor, I was ready to retire. We achieved our retirement dream of moving to France to enjoy... Continue Reading →

Rome, Italy, Part II

Last week, I posted the first installment of our recent trip to Rome, click here to read that post; today I’ll share more about this amazing city. As I mentioned last week, Rome has an overwhelming number of fascinating and historical points of interest, as well as hoards of tourists, even in November. But the... Continue Reading →

Rome, Italy, Part I

Rome is truly a phenomenal place to visit. Over the centuries, it has inspired writers, poets, artists, and many others with its magnificence. Sometimes referred to as the Eternal City, the City of Seven Hills, or the Cradle of Western Civilization, (it’s hard to compete with that), there’s something amazing to see at every turn.... Continue Reading →

Our Mediterranean Adventure

So, I have a confession to make, but first let me say this, theTravelsketcher and I have always been independent travelers. Once we decide where we want to go, we read about the area, determine what appeals to us, make our own reservations, and see the things we want to see, on our own. We... Continue Reading →

Travel Photos of Florence, Italy

Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence has been a popular tourist destination for many centuries. It is the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence Nightingale and is considered to be the home of the Renaissance. According to UNESCO, close to one-third of the world's art treasures are found in Florence. And of course, the... Continue Reading →

An Italian Inspired Recipe

Like most of us these days, I am unable to travel, so I have been looking back at photos from previous trips and enjoying the pleasant memories they bring back. A few years ago we visited Italy, we stayed at an agriturismo near San Gimignano, and then spent a few days in Florence. What little... Continue Reading →

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