Memories last forever

I took a trip down memory lane last night… but before I tell you why, let me set the scene … As a young child, my Italian mother would take my little sister and I to Italy and we would spend summer months at the comfortable home of my nonna and my two very special […]

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Sammy is asking for your help

Please watch and share … With your help we will save even more lives of abandoned animals. Sammy sends you big licks and asks how you think he looks on video?! Sammy’ s Sith extreme gratitude to Matt Drake, director, producer, editor

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Travel Planning by Donation

I feel very fortunate.  My life has taken me down several equally interesting paths – motherhood, business ownership, food related causes, animal welfare causes and a genuine passion for life.  I have travelled widely and often enough to truly experience many different traditions, foods and languages at local levels. Those life experiences guided me towards my […]

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Fond Memories of Portugal

My group left Lisbon on Wednesday morning.  Everybody said they had enjoyed a wonderful tour,  after two weeks that highlighted some of the best of Portugal as well as Madeira Island. Our weather  on the mainland was chilly and, in Lisbon and Porto, raining some of the time.  Nonetheless, our program included indoor as well […]

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Portugal here we come!

In just one week, I will fly from Madeira to Lisbon to meet our small group of Americans and Canadians for our two week private guided tour of Portugal. In case you missed it, here is a whistle-stop outline of our trip.  First, we will spend time in and around Lisbon, taking in the baroque […]

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Essential Travel Documents for Canadians

Please note carefully the following information about Essential Travel Documents for Canadians. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS A VALID Canadian passport is required.   Passports (and  if required most Visas) should be valid for at least six months beyond date of scheduled return. Ensure that there are two blank pages in your passport so that any required visas or […]

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