Category Archives: Amazing Sights

13th Century Tuscan Castle in Northern California

Castello di Amorosa, literally, ‘Castle of Love’, is the brain and love child of Dario Sattui. The Castle, not visible from Highway 29, is located on a ridgeline just south of Calistoga on the western side of the highway. An … Continue reading

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Wintering on Mendocino’s Spectacular Coast

What can one do on a cold winter weekend or even mid-week adventure in Northern California?  We say, explore the Mendocino Coast.  The Mendocino Coast is truly spectacular and for those of us who might become depressed or feel cooped … Continue reading

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Four days in the Crescent City: Bon Temps à la Nouvelle-Orléans

Its been many years since our first and only previous trip to New Orleans the Crescent City on the Mississippi River. Although Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and other events have done their best to change the tone and look of … Continue reading

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La Soirée: French Elegance In San Francisco

The 37th Edition of the French-American Gastronomy & Wine show, ”La Soirée: Couture Garden Party“, was an elegant and delightful event last Friday night at The Design Center of San Francisco. Exquisite food, outstanding wines, an eye popping venue and a sultry … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Croatia’s Pearl

After leaving Mostar and Bosnia-Herzegovina we drove back to the coast and made our way south to the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. From the hills above looking down on this sparkling city by the sea you have no doubt … Continue reading

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Dalmatia to Mostar and on to Dubrovnik

Our most excellent European Vacation continued as we sadly said good bye to the beautiful islands of Hvar and Korčula.  We took the Jadrolinija for a short ferry ride back to the mainland of Croatia.  To break up the journey … Continue reading

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Islands of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast: Hvar and Korčula

After our brief adventure in Split and the Palace of Diocletian, we boarded a ferry for the two hour cruise to the island of Hvar. Hvar has a fascinating history that includes being populated in prehistoric times and eventually by … Continue reading

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Split, Croatia: Sun City for Retired Emperors

Split, Croatia is an ancient city that grew up around a delightful piece of unique history. Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, is both massive and architecturally interesting, and perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Split. The Palace, actually more like a … Continue reading

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Croatia’s Plitviče Lakes National Park: Disney couldn’t do it better!

Plitviče Lakes National Park is an amazing geologic feature in Croatia that, each year, dazzles over a million visitors from all over the world. Plitviče, pronounced [plîtʋitse]), is one of the oldest (established in 1949) and the largest national park in Croatia. … Continue reading

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Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula: Beauty and History Combined

Croatia is a fabulous country blending spectacular coastline, mountains, lakes and islands as well as Roman, Venetian and Austrian history.  Oh yeah, it’s also a southern Slavic country that was part of the former Yugoslavia and they produce outstanding wines! … Continue reading

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