We took the train to Paris, this was our best train trip!  While in Paris, we stayed in the Latin Quarter, taking the subway to most of our destinations. We used the hop-on, hop-off bus to become familiar with some of the sites. The first evening we went to see the Eiffel tower up close, taking […]



Manarola, one of the five villages in Cinque Terre was our favorite destination for this trip. During our stay in this quaint fishing village, we walked up and down many steep inclines, taking in the view and exploring the sites along the way. We had many lovely meals and glasses of wine overlooking the harbour.  I […]

Cinque Terre

One day we took the ferry from Manarola to explore the other villages in Cinque Terre.  You can travel to the other villages on foot, by ferry or train. We began at Riomaggiore, then explored Monterosso and Vernazza. Corniglia was not accessible by ferry. The next time I visit this area, I would like to try hiking some […]

Venice, Murano & Burano

Our visit to Venice and some of the surrounding islands was short. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the greatest as it was cloudy, cool and had intermittent rain. We had a lovely dinner near the Rialto bridge in the evening, as we watched the gondoliers go by. Then we took the water bus to Murano to […]