Florence at its Best

While there are many lovely cities, towns and hamlets speckled throughout Italy, a stay in the capital city of Tuscany truly encompasses what the European nation is all about. Classic architecture, legendary artwork and statues that greet the eye around every corner create the perfect setting for exploring. Florence—Firenze in Italian—dates back to 59 B.C.…

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The Beauty of Villefranche-sur-Mer

Whenever I see the name of a town in France that is suffixed by sur-Mer, I am transported back to the French Riviera, a gorgeous slice of the planet dotted with little hamlets that profile Western Europe at its core. And with roots dating back to 130 B.C., historic Villefranche-sur-Mer is an ideal illustration of…

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Indiana – Overlooked and Undiscovered: Southern

I wrap up my three-part series on Indiana this week with the southern region. Southern Indiana is somewhat distinguishable from the rest: you start hearing y’all a bit more, there are rolling hills, and basketball becomes an even bigger deal. Southern Indiana is wrapped in bucolic landscapes, history, and small-town Indiana culture. So that’s what…

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Indiana – Overlooked and Undiscovered: Central

This week, I continue the three-part series on my home state by looking at the Central Inddiana region. Moving south from The North provides a different kind of sensory experience, while also containing overlapping themes. The North has sandy dunes, Amish Country, and roaming plains. But it also boasts college towns holding prestigious institutions like…

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