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Off the beaten path walking tour of Rome

We always like to find a few off the beaten path places in every city we visit.  So, after hitting the highlights, we planned out an off the beaten path self-guided walking tour of Rome (along with a few highlights … Continue reading

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Off the beaten path in Florence at the Stibbert Museum

If you want to get slightly off the beaten path while in Florence, you could do far worse than visiting the Stibbert Museum.

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Five days in Monopoli

Monopoli in November?  Most people wouldn’t even consider it.  Good thing we aren’t most people, because Monopoli in November is lovely (even if many of the restaurants are closed and even if you have to avoid the rain showers). Monopoli … Continue reading

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The dead and dying in Naples

If you have any fascination with death whatsoever, Naples is totally the place for you. Naples has catacombs.  In fact, there are at least three different catacombs you can visit in Naples.  We chose to visit the catacombs of San … Continue reading

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The Abode of Chaos

So, as we were researching things to do in Lyon, we came across something called the Abode of Chaos.  With a name like that, you know we were immediately all in. After visiting, I still can’t really tell you what … Continue reading

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Only in America….

One of the things we enjoy when taking road trips is stopping along the way to see cheesy, corny fun stuff.  And, boy, did we succeed recently. Did you know the world’s biggest covered wagon is located in Lincoln, Illinois?  … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is weird — Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron

Continuing with the theme of how weird Wisconsin can be, as we road-tripped south we stopped to see Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron in an art sculpture garden in the middle of pretty much nowhere situated back behind a place called Delaney’s … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is weird — Jurustic Park

No, I didn’t spell that wrong.  Jurustic Park and Jurassic Park are two completely different things.

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Wisconsin is weird — House on the Rock

One of the things growing up in Wisconsin taught me is that Wisconsin is weird.  Come on, Wisconsin is home to at least two world famous serial killers.  Ed Gein liked to make lampshades out of human faces and cover … Continue reading

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Two Days in Nashville

So….while we were dealing with family issues in Kentucky, we managed to get a few days away to celebrate my 50th birthday.  Our options were limited, as we had to be back in Kentucky the day after my birthday.  After … Continue reading

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