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24 HOURS IN BRUSSELS

With only a short 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium, we had to make the very most of our visit. Read the post and see what we saw of this exceptionally beautiful city, Belgium chocolate and waffles included.

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CHECKING INTO THE STANHOPE HOTEL BRUSSELS

Hello there! If you saw my last blog post then you know we have just returned from a trip to Europe that took us to 6 countries. First stop on the itinerary: Brussels, Belgium. Brussels has been the de facto capital of Europe for decades. This cosmopolitan city is one of the 3 homes to […]

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FLYING DELTA ONE FROM LAX VIA JFK TO BRUSSELS

Greetings from LAX: Los Angeles International Airport. Brad and I recently embarked on a much anticipated vacation to Europe. The trip was a birthday present from my very generous husband in celebration of the BIG birthday I celebrated back in May. It is eerie to think that while planning this trip, it never occurred to us that […]

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A VISIT TO THE VATICAN GARDENS

Greetings. As we celebrate Pope Francis’s historic first visit to the United States, I thought I’d take you to Europe for a visit to the Pope’s hometown, Vatican City. Vatican City in Rome is not just a city but is also the world’s smallest independent state. Established in 1929, it’s home to the Pope, his staff […]

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HOW TO DINE LIKE GWYNETH PALTROW IN SPAIN

Greetings. In my last post we visited the Alhambra and its beautiful Generalife, a fantasyland left behind by the Moorish Sultans that once ruled Southern Spain. After our visit to the Alhambra, we met up with our driver who took us to the nearby area known as Albaicín, the ancient Arabic quarter of the city […]

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COME WITH ME TO THE FANTASYLAND OF A SULTAN

Hello. Please come with me to the fantasyland of a Sultan. Over 700 years ago, Moorish Sultans ruled Southern Spain. It was the fantasy of the Sultans to recreate paradise and, in my opinion, they did a marvelous job of it when they created the Alhambra. This 1.5 million square foot wonderland is the finest […]

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