Hotels

Masseria Salamina-Agritourismo Hotel in Puglia, Italy

November 4, 2013
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At first, driving up to the masseria feels a bit odd, as if you are driving down a private road (you are), through olive groves (you are), and then suddenly you see a what looks like a small castle in front of you, complete with tower and crenelations around the roof line. This property has […]

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Istanbul and Selcuk (Ephesus) Turkey; Travel Logistics and Resources

June 26, 2012
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I can’t say “I’ve always wanted to go to Turkey.” In fact, in thinking back to our trip around the world in 1998-99, it wasn’t even on the radar then and I have no idea why. My interest first peaked back in 2006 and for a while my mother and I were planning a trip […]

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Kyoto; Westin Miyako Hotel Review

June 16, 2011
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Kyoto; Westin Miyako Hotel Review We arrive into Kyoto station on the Shinkansen train from Tokyo and head outside to in search of the hotel’s free shuttle bus which turns out not to be clearly marked. It’s located where all the other buses stop on a small traffic island across from the Harvey’s grocery store in […]

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San Francisco 2010-Out The Door, Alamo Square, Perbacco

September 21, 2010
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This trip was a quick 3-day weekend in San Francisco in celebration of our 15th Wedding anniversary over Labor Day weekend 2010. We’d had such a fantastic time when we went last year, we couldn’t wait to go again.    We flew Southwest Airlines, Burbank to Oakland, opting for the $10 per person each way extra […]

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