My Fantasy Travel Destinations for 2014

My Fantasy Travel Destinations for 2014

Over the past ten days we’ve had rain, fog, dangerously cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, and minor flooding, with about three hours of sunshine. It’s bleak. And we are dreaming of escapes.   Vero laid out some pretty impressive ground rules the...
Eating the Donkey

Eating the Donkey

This post was first published on June 5, 2011 as a guest blog on The Great Family Escape. How we managed to get an eleven-year-old all-American girl to knowingly eat donkey meat was a story in itself.  We did not trick her, exactly.*  I think it was just that we’d...
Venice by boat

Venice by boat

You’re going to do it at some point in Venice, so let’s look at the various ways to travel by boat in Venice. The vaporetto is the main people mover boat that goes up and down the grand canal and out to the islands of the lagoon at a snail’s pace. ...