DREAMING OF TUSCANY

1. Florence Known as the “Birthplace of the Renaissance” and the capital city of Italy’s Tuscany Region, Florence is home to an abundance of Renaissance art and architecture. The beautiful Basilica di Santa Croce is the final resting place for Renaissance painter Michaelangelo and scientist Galileo Galilei. A visit to Florence would not be complete without seeing Michaelangelo’s “David” Statue…

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PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

Bonjour! I come to you today as a self-proclaimed “Francophile” — lover of all things French!  I’m in love with France — its architecture, people, culture, etc!  I think this admiration is partly due to my growing up in Louisiana, so rich in French heritage and influence.  Plus, after delving into family geneaology, I have discovered that some of…

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TOP DESTINATIONS FOR 2017

  Sit back, relax, and picture yourself in one of these 5 hot destinations! 1.  Portugal What To Eat:  Bolos de Arroz, Portugese rice cupcakes, perfect for breakfast, dipped in coffee Where To Stay:  Palacio Belmonte, an elegant hotel in a 15th-century palace, located in the old town of Lisbon What To See:  The charming town of Sintra, whose beautiful…

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