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…and why we sold our nüCamp TAB 400

We really loved Tibby.
And it was time to let her go.

Susan and Adriel loving Tibby
Happy campers in Tibby

In a previous post, we wrote about why we bought a nüCamp TAB 400 teardrop trailer. Now, less than a year later, we … Read the rest

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Hotel Novecento, Venice, Italy

I was drawn to the Hotel Novecento by the photos of its beautiful rooms when I searched online for lodging in Venice, Italy. While we stayed there, I was impressed by their attentive but unobtrusive service.

The Italian Air Traffic … Read the rest

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Hotel della Signoria Florence, Italy

After spending four nights in a smaller boutique hotel in Venice, the Hotel della Signoria (HDS) in Florence was a big shift.

For one, HDS has an elevator, a convenience that our knees greatly appreciated. Though it’s a … Read the rest

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Headin’ Home Arrivederci Roma – Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

“I’m leavin’ on a jet plane…” was running through my head as we finished packing, checked out of the hotel, and waited for the taxi to the airport. Adriel was hearing ‘Arriverderci, Roma!’ from the movie ‘Seven Hills of Read the rest

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Florentine All Saints Day

We had no idea what to expect for a Florentine All Saints Day, but we were about to find out.

It was a sunny day in Florence after three days of cool drizzle. The view from the breakfast room was … Read the rest

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Sorprese Italiane!

Italian Surprises!

Venice is magical.

The narrow alley ways, the canals, the art and the buildings, the food and wine and coffee, but mostly the people. I’d expected to find a dirty, kind of smelly city packed with tourists. … Read the rest

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Relaxing Halloween in Florence

Late breakfast in the Hotel della Signoria’s breakfast room with great rooftop views kicked off our relaxing Halloween in Florence.

View over Florence from the Hotel della Signoria's breakfast room
Even overcast, it’s a nice view

We meandered through the nearby streets, visiting a market that appears each morning, … Read the rest

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Adventure Babyboomers Travel

Exploring the Medici at the Galleria and Uffizi

We were up bright and early this morning for another The Tour Guy tour, this time for exploring the Medici at the Galleria and Uffizi. If we were lucky, we’d find some gelato too!

Adriel and Susan ready for exploring the Medici at the Galleria and Uffizi

I was a bit apprehensive leading … Read the rest

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Delightful Train Ride to Florence

Today we enjoyed a delightful train ride to Florence. It was even better than we’d imagined.

However, we’ve been so busy, and since they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, I will just post photos with captions.… Read the rest

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St. Mark’s, Doge’s Palace and a Gondola Ride!

Our The Tour Guy tour of St. Mark’s, the Doge’s Palace and a Gondola Ride was early, so we were up early and out the door by 9:00.

On our way to meet the tour at St. Mark’s square, Adriel … Read the rest