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The Naive Traveler

I was looking for some paper work today and came across my tiny journal for my first trip to Europe.  The little journal is only about 3 inches x 1 3/4 inches.  It is so small.  I thought it would be great to just jot things down in and make notes here and there.  I love the little journal because it was so compact. Here's some of my thoughts and naivete.  This was about six years ago.

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From eu Travels

I'm going to skip to Day 2, because the 1st day was meet and greet and getting organized.  Well, that night was actually the 1st time I had limoncello and after a night/day of traveling, I was kind of tired. Not being thrilled with flying to begin with, this was my first trip outside of the United States, not counting Bermuda. 

The first notes in my journal were what gifts to pick up and for whom. 

Now, I'm kind of spoiled...  Read More

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Vacation or Staycation?


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Royal Gasoline! 
So, you are going on vacation....

Whatever your destination it is going to be a great journey.

Where are
You going this year?

Beach Cottage
Camping
Lakes, Ocean
US destination
Asia, Australia destination
European destination
Staycation?

 
Are we there yet?

How often do you hear that? 
Well if you are staying home and  you can get on the addoway, you won’t have to wonder if you are there. Gas prices are $0.00, zero dollars!

Royal Presence is off Exit 33 on the addoway.  It’s close, reachable and right where you want to be.  Everything you need for your vacation be it here or abroad, you can find on addoway

 
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From Spring Fever
Don’t forget to bring us back some Souvenirs.

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Or view on youtube with music



 
Addoway - Be Prepared to SHOP.

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Drinks are on the house at addoway

Well not really, but....it's all good!

 
Summer cottage
        

I love summer, love the beach, love the ocean, water, boats and all the panoramic views. 

The photo is one of the cottages I stayed at with my family (was owned by my aunt and uncle).  It was a great cottage.  All cottages are, they have a distinct aura. 

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Italy 2011

From Varenna to Lugarno to Venice to Siena to Giaole in Chianti

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Lake Como From Italy 2011

I think this trip was the best vacation of all time, all time highlight of a life time.We are on our way to a wedding in Tuscany, but first many locations to visit along the way. 
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From Italy 2011

A short video of Giaole-in-Chianti , the Tuscany region where the wedding was to take place.
 
 
 
 
 

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Around the Addoway in Ten Days or Less

Around the Addoway in Ten Days or Less
 
 Addoway Community Happenings

Addoway is a distinctive community of friends, neighbors, and new global connections.  Step out of your comfort zone into a new landscape of social trust and commerce. 
You can tour addoway every day finding objets d’art, treasures and food from around the world.
 For this blog, going to chat a bit about the destination wedding, but also some things to find on addoway that correlates to going around addoway and the world in ten days or less.   It’s a new beginning for me and can be for you.

We love to give and love to make others happy.  We’re going to a wedding in Giaole. It's just too exciting!

What should I bring, what to pack, all the angst of traveling!  I never...  Read More

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