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How to See Barcelona in a Day
Posted on September 23, 2012.
Barcelona represents everything European cities are known for - outdoor markets, great restaurants, interesting shops, unique museums, and historical sites and churches.   This beautiful city is perfect for walking and the core center of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella, is a great place to experience the life of Barcelona.  The climate is relatively mild and the beaches can be enjoyed almost year round.  I particularly love Barcelona for its food and wine ...
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Top 10 Tips for Visiting the Aspen Food & Wine Classic
Posted on June 24, 2012.
If I ever wrote a “bucket list”, it would have to include “attend the Aspen Food and Wine Classic in style.”  For any serious foodie, attending the annual Aspen Food and Wine Classic is akin to watching the Superbowl from your favorite teams bench and going to a three-day after-party when they win.  This is the ultimate food and wine event for industry insiders, media and food fans alike hosted in the backdrop of one of the most beautiful resort towns in the world.  But now I can...
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Alaska by Land and Sea
Posted on May 4, 2012.

Alaska by Land and Sea

Alaska is one of the most beautiful and magical places in the world.  It is a vast and unspoiled wilderness that is illuminated by spectacular northern lights and home to a richly diverse native culture. Hailed as "the land of the midnight sun", Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. and has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined.   Alaska is bordered by the Yukon Territory and British Columbia in Canada, to the east, the Gulf o...

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How to see Paris in a Day
Posted on January 3, 2012.

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A first time visitor should plan to spend at least a week to absorb most of the splendor and beauty that this famous city has to offer. Unfortunately, most people don´t have that much time. In fact, I have had several friends call me and tell me they had time to visit Paris for only one day. I wrote this tour guide for one such friend (after I could not talk him out of going there for such a short visit).

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How to see Rome in a day
Posted on January 3, 2012.

There are a lot of things to see and do in Rome, but the most important thing to see is the Vatican, and the best way to see the Vatican is with a privately guided tour. It is a bit expensive (about $300 EURO), but it is well worth the money. The concierge at most high-end hotels can help arrange a private tour, and if your hotel does not have a concierge with this connection, simply call any 4 or 5 star hotel in Rome, ask for the concierge and tell them you want a private tour. The concierge...

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