Category Archives: Adventures

Truckin’ With Dead & Company At Fenway Park


On Sunday, June 18, Carolyn and I went to a Dead & Company concert at Fenway Park. Many thanks to Carolyn’s brother, Steven Fortuna, for supplying us with tickets. We were seated roughly where Xander Bogaerts usually plays shortstop for … Continue reading

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Follow In My Wake: Dennis Connor And Stars & Stripes 1987


This story was originally published on Ecoworldly While visiting Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, I had a chance to sail on Stars & Stripes 1987, the 12 Meter yacht that played such an important part in America’s Cup history. … Continue reading

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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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