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Ciao, Italia! – Two glorious weeks in Italy

Life experience and photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva… “Oh, my God! It’s straight down,” exclaimed one passenger. His friends laughed, but it was easy to detect a nervous undertone to their merriment. Another passenger tensely uttered, “This is scary. I hope he stays on the road.” We just looked at each other and smiled. …

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An Appetite for Violets: Fascinating History

Reviewed By Patricia Gallagher An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey MSRP $26.99 ISBN# 978-1-250-05691-7 Pages 389   This book follows the challenges of being a cook and servant in the 18th century. Well written although it took a while to get into the book. The recipes included are very interesting, as is the history …

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Venice with Two Goals: Check on the Food and Those Famous Gondolas

By Marty Martindale Venice is sinking while the sea is rising, many say, so catch Venice while you can. There’s no other city like it! We booked a room at the splendid, yet curious, Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal and had one day there before we boarded Holland America’s Zuiderdam, for a cruise out the …

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