“Stranded” in Zermatt, Switzerland

“13,000 Tourists Stranded in a Swiss Ski Resort for 2 Days” “Tourists airlifted out of Swiss ski resort of Zermatt” These are the headlines we woke up to in Zermatt, Switzerland last week, along with emails and Facebook messages from friends asking if we were okay. We had to laugh… yes, we were ‘stranded’ in a…

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The Italian and French Rivieras

Our cruise had a terrific itinerary, taking us to 7 countries, with lots of stops in very beautiful and historic places… perfect for our 50th Anniversary Extravaganza trip with Mom and Dad. After leaving Malta, we headed for the Riviera… Italy, France and Spain. But first, Ed and Peggy found this waiting for them after dinner…. ….and…

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Cruising the Adriatic Sea

Our cruise had a terrific itinerary, taking us to 7 countries, with lots of stops in very beautiful and historic places… perfect for our 50th Anniversary Extravaganza trip with Mom and Dad. Our first stop was Vodice, Croatia where we took a day trip to Split. Split is the second-largest city of Croatia, the largest city of the region…

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Dinners in Courmayeur, IT

Cadran Solaire – The Garin family made over the oldest tavern in Courmayeur to create a warm and inviting restaurant that has a 17th-century stone vault, old wooden floor, and huge stone fireplace. Cadran Solaire, Courmayeur, IT House ravioli, Cadran Solaire Polenta with Fontina Mont Frety – our favorite! Mont Frety, Courmayeur Pesto linguine  …

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In the presence of Rock Stars in the Alps

Today we stopped for a bit of lunch at the popular Rifugio Maison Vieille high above Courmayeur, IT. Rifugio Maison Vielle While we were there, four American women decked out in running attire came in and sat down in the lively, cozy interior (I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of this great place and these awesome women…

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