Monthly Archives: June 2011

We Did Not Have To Go To Europe To Savor Basque Culture

By Peter & Jean Richards (This article was written in late 2009 following our trip around the USA in October and November of that year.) We usually make at least one trip a year, and sometimes two, from our house … Continue reading

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Almost 10,000 Miles in Our 1990 Volvo: We Learned A Lot About Our Country

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We Spent 18 Days to See What Wasn’t Built in a Day: Rome

By Jean and Peter Richards (This was written after a trip to Rome in late February and early March 2010) Rome is a city made for wander and wonder. It had been almost four decades since our last visit. The … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Medieval and Renaissance Lucca — Compact and Comfortable

(This was written following a visit to Lucca in March 2009)If there ever was a place in Italy as cozy as a nest, it is medieval Lucca. The only city in Italy totally enclosed, Lucca’s thick 16th century ramparts reach … Continue reading

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Naples Was Wonderful; It Deserves a Better Reputation

By Jean and Peter Richards (This article was written after a trip taken in February 2009) Naples is one of the most underrated cities in Europe, except, perhaps, by French schools whose students seem to arrive by the busload. Its … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Cultural and Gastronomic Abundance of Apulia (Puglia)

By Jean and Peter Richards (This article reports on a trip taken in March 2007) Late winter was the perfect time to visit Italy’s southern Adriatic coast. “We are expansive,” Angelo said, to explain why some of the most welcoming … Continue reading

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