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Tasty pictures of decadent Paris pastry

If there is a heaven, surely the bakeries are French. There are so many patisseries in Paris that it's difficult to walk a block without the smell of butter wafting out of an open doorway. The locals are rather picky about their Paris pastry,…
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Learning how to make pasta in Italy

Despite all my efforts, I’ve never really learned how to make pasta from scratch. On a recent trip to Bologna, I was determined to change all that.  I took a pasta-making class at an agriturismo, a working farm and inn on the…
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Shocking exposé of Changes In Longitude

Our first ever guest post is from our friend Paula who traveled with us in Portugal to peek behind the curtain at Changes In Longitude: Spending time with the "Traveling Milnes" is like finding yourself on a TV sitcom. One that was probably…
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Traveling with Mom in Italy

As a schoolteacher, my mother Marian has always had a natural curiosity about the world and a love of travel which she instilled in her two sons. When I was nine years old she took us on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Grand Canyon. For…
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Scenes from an Italian rest stop

When we think of Italy the first thing that comes to mind is delicious Italian food. However, we didn't think that driving on the Autostrada would yield such a fine dining experience. In Italy, just because one is driving it doesn't…
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Video: A rocky takeoff from Gibraltar Airport

Gibraltar is a pretty interesting place to visit. Besides the giant rock that takes up most of the land, it's the only place where we've had to drive across the airport runway to enter. This can cause a few complications since jets also…
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Images of Pompeii on an ash gray day

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD it buried the nearby Roman town of Pompeii. Layers of ash and pumice kept the village almost intact until it was rediscovered in the 1700s. We visited Pompeii with Michael's mother a few weeks…
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Another slice of Bologna (Part II)

We've already shown tasty pictures of Bologna, the food capital of Italy. But the city also makes for a great visit in its own right. It's the home of the University of Bologna, founded in 1088 it's the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere,…
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Truffle hunting in Italy

It was a dark and stormy day (it really was) the kind of day in late spring that makes you wonder if summer will ever come.  The wind was whipping across the hill, sending the chilling rain horizontally into our faces.  Umbrellas were…
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A tasty slice of Bologna

In our humble opinion Italy serves up the best food in the world, a belief that is shared by millions. Since the northern Italian city of Bologna is the food capital of Italy it is a must-visit spot for any foodie. While we were enticed…
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Damn that's good sheep intestine

We’re always on the lookout for local delicacies, preferably ones that are tasty, quick and cheap. After leaving the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul a heady aroma of charcoal smoke, cooking meat and spices wafted over us. We headed for the source…
Original Starbucks Pike Place Market
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10 food tourist traps to avoid

We've all fallen for them; food places the guidebooks say you absolutely must try when visiting a certain city.  So we join all the other tourists who've read the same guides and wait on long lines for what turns out to be overrated, mediocre,…