Hawai’i

4 days in O’ahu, Hawaii

Our Hawaiian getaway began on the beautiful island of O’ahu. There is so much to be discovered on this island, but we only had four days to explore. About two months before arrival, we reserved a car through Costco Travel (great prices) for pick up at the Honolulu Airport and Read more…

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Antica Trattoria Papei, Siena

Lunch is served! Siena is about an hour south of Florence.  It’s close enough for a car ride that will whisk you through the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany.  Do as we did, book a tour through victor.com and visit Siena! Photo taken at: Antica Trattoria Papei, Siena, Italy View in Read more…

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Siena Cathedral

Breathtaking medieval cathedral blanketed with white and green marble.  It is just as impressive inside in terms of building materials, but also one can find many works of art by renaissance artists just beyond the entrance.  This is a must-see for those who love cathedrals. Photo taken at: Siena Cathedral, Read more…

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Piazza del Campo, Siena

Piazza del Campo is home to the twice annual Palio di Siena.  We were fortunate enough to learn all about this historic race while on a tour of the city.  Each district of Siena sponsors a jockey to race Il Palio, remarkably bareback, in a race that lasts no more Read more…

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St. Peterskirche, Zürich

A long layover in Zurich, Switzerland gave us an opportunity to experience the charming winding roads of the Old Town of this picturesque city.  The Zurich airport is in close proximity to the city center, and can be easily accessed by train.  Train ticket machines are located within the airport, Read more…

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