Category Archives: Adventures

Magical Orta Steals Our Hearts Away


We spent 10 days of our Italian idyll exploring the country’s Lakes Region. Much like the Finger Lakes in New York, the northwest corner of Italy near the Swiss border has a number of deep gashes in the landscape carved … Continue reading

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A Day Trip To Varenna


Rick Steves is my guru. He has made himself into the go-to guy for travel information about most of the world’s top tourist destinations. Rick Steves is a brand. He has books, videos, a website, and a booking service. He … Continue reading

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We’re Back! Tales Of Our Italian Adventure — Lake Como


Three weeks in Italy. We must have seen it all, right? Not even close. In fact, we didn’t see a tenth of what Italy has to offer. This amazing country — so modern in some respects — still retains much … Continue reading

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Our Grand Tour Is About To Begin!


For the past twenty years, our travel plans have been constrained by the public school calendar. Next week, as students all across America go back to class, we will decamp for the sunny climes of northern Italy. First, we will … Continue reading

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Our Roamin’ Holiday Is Getting Closer


Carolyn retires at the end of June. For 20 years, all our vacations have been planned around her school schedule. Now for the first time in a long time, we get to go where we want, when we want. We … Continue reading

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Four Men And A Boat


  On the Wednesday after Labor Day, I went sailing from Newport to Block Island with three other men, Pete Noonan, Ken Anderson and Steve Carney. Back in the early 60’s, we all went to school together at Moses Brown … Continue reading

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Shelter Island


Carolyn has family who live on Long Island and we like to get over that way once a year if we can. The eastern end of Long Island is divided into two forks that look sort of like a swallow’s … Continue reading

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